Wow, it's great to see so many fellow equestrians here! :) I started riding when I was about 6 and have done Dressage, hunter, saddleseat, and even some western. I do dressage and some trails with my Arab, though. I love it!
Skyewillow, I'm sorry to hear about your horse. :( I had 2 Arab mares a few years back but due to their borderline crazy personalities and herd-bound issues, I didn't have the time or finances to devote to them so I found them a new home together. It's so hard to go through that!