lurine at softcom.net
Thu Apr 17 19:13:53 EDT 2008
The "problem" with Arabs is that they are smarter than a lot of the people
that buy them <g>
Our old Arab stallion (gorgeous Egytian/Polish cross) came to us about
starved to death and trying to kill the two guys that delivered him. The
old woman we got Mah-Riff from had been exceeding cruel to him and he HATED
her. She got two breedings back to him for her mares as part of the sale.
She'd come out to the ranch to see her mares and he delighted in scaring her
about half to death. pesonally, I didn't mind in the least after the
condition he was in when we got him (under 600 pounds). We turned him out
with the mares and I'd whistle and he'd come running, see her and the ears
would go flat back. She'd scream and run and he'd be totally tickled with
himself, head up, tail flagged and prancing around the field. Then he'd
come over to me for a head rub.
We sold a sweet little Polish/English cross mare to a woman with a really
bad back injury which affected her balance. Kazma would walk on eggshells
when Laura rode her. They looked like a couple of drunks because Kazzy
would keep walking under Laura when she would loose her balance. They'd
zigzag all over the place but Kazzy never lost her rider!
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> Another small breed that is handy and versatile is the Arabian. I once
> had a 7/8's
> Arabian mare that I broke, and she turned out to be a wonderful, athletic,
> willing little> horse - able to anything I asked of her. I think I paid
> $200 for her
> (that was after she cleared a barn of people when she threw a fit - she
> was a bit wild and had been improperly handled as a filly when I got her).
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