Arabian horses are lot of things, but are they crazy? Many riders have heard the rumor that this breed is particularly high-strung and unmanageable. It’s said they don’t make good beginner horses and should only be handled by those that like a challenge. So, what’s the verdict… are they crazy or not?

The answer isn’t so clear cut, but it’s safe to say there are many Arabians that are not crazy. In fact, a lot of them make great riding horses even for young and inexperienced riders. It really depends on the individual horse. Some bloodlines are known for being ‘hotter’ or more sensitive than others. The horse’s background and how they were trained and handler also has a huge impact.

It can be said that most Arabians are very intelligent. As you can imagine, there are pros and cons to this. On the one hand, they pick up on things quickly. However, it also means they may get bored if not challenged enough in a training session. Some horses misbehave when they lose interest or get distracted.

Arabians are usually sensitive horses, as well. They read your emotions and feed off your energy. That makes it important to remain calm when riding and training this breed.

My best advice is to work with an experienced trainer that is familiar with the breed. If you’re a novice, they’ll be able to find an Arabian that suits your needs. Either way, this breed has many exceptional traits that make them great for beginners and experienced riders alike.

Check out 5 Reasons Your Should Love Arabians for more fun information about this breed.