Yes, Arabian horses are one of the good beginner horse breeds. Years of selective breeding has made Arabian horses an all-rounder. Although Arabians aren’t the most gentle horse breed, they are highly intelligent. This makes them great for training someone for horseriding.
Q. In order to compete our horses in performance futurities at 3 and 4-years-old, we are having to saddle train them at 2 and 3 years old. I have always been told not to ride an Arabian until they are 4 because they mature later than other breeds.
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Arabians are highly intelligent and sensitive. These qualities can actually be misunderstood, and can appear to be faults of the breed. Because of their heightened intelligence, they will not accept blatant force, or submit to demands.
The Arabian is the 3rd fastest horse. The horses participate in traditional racing events but they do well in endurance events. The breed has a good chance to win a race because it can race 50 miles or more. The breed’s stamina helps to excel in racing events.
Arabians have a kind and calm temperament as compared to other hot-blooded horse breeds. They are safer around children and make fine beginner horses as well. However, they can become aggressive and stubborn due to mistreatment.