When Speedy was getting started under saddle, no one ever lambasted his genes. And oddly enough, Arabs have a pretty bad reputation in the horse world. In most folk's eyes, they rate right down there with Shetland ponies and chestnut mares.
Izzy on the other hand can't fart without someone pinning it on his ancestors. I get that people love/hate their chosen breeds, but I don't really subscribe to the breed bias thing. Don't misunderstand. There are certainly characteristics, both physical and mental, that certain breeds might demonstrate more often than other breeds, but I don't think that we should be so quick to spread the "breed blanket" over every horse. If I had subscribed to the all Arabs are crazy notion, I would have missed out on a heap of adventures.
With that said, he's been working under saddle consistently for only 6 months. I think the guy is allowed to be a jerk, at least some of the time. So far, he's moving along a lot faster than Speedy did. Speedy tried to buck me off every single time I got on him. And he did get me off; so hard in fact that it took nearly six months before I wasn't riding with a a knot of terror in my stomach.
Arabian ... Thoroughbred ... Warmblood ... Quarter Horse ... they're all the same to me. They each have their strengths and weakness as breeds and more importantly, as individuals within the breed. I'd rather take each horse as he comes and see what I've got. Consistent training can fix a whole lot of things while low expectations can bring you just what you asked for.
What do you think?