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The Horse Personality

Portrait of a Horse Personality

"A little horseplay... the way best to enjoy a summer day!"

Horse personalities are those strong, capable people that breeze through life with envious ease, but a closer look at these free-spirited personalities finds surprisingly complicated individuals who are sensitive to criticism and hate to be ignored. That's why no one should say anything behind the horse's back; its sense of hearing is fiercely acute and its temper carries quite a kick.

A Stable Companion

Friendly, sensible and ticklish, horses insist at taking charge of their lives, at least until a special someone comes along to whom they're happy to give up the reins. Then the horse suddenly becomes a supportive, broad-shouldered mate ready to go anywhere and support any burden for the good of the relationship. These are deliberate creatures who are always trying to anticipate life's obstacles, and although capable of bounding over most challenges, horses certainly aren't too proud to admit their shortcomings and take the easy route wherever possible.

Horse Personalities Love the Outdoors

The horse's strong physique is well maintained by physical activity, and their effervescent personalities exude personal charm and confidence. Sometimes, when others take advantage of their helpful spirit, horses react with predictable equine behavior - saddling up and running off without a word. Usually though, a long, solitary walk lets them blow off steam until they resume their good-natured demeanor.

Their social skills are at their best during twilight, when they gather with friends to ruminate and discuss the events of the day and long hikes and nature walks are among a horse's favorite pastimes. One of the defining characteristics of a horse personality is its enormous endurance, which is evident in their talent for long-distance running and capability for challenging physical work.

The Sporty Horse

Horses enjoy all forms of activity, ranging from dancing and swimming to basketball and football, although they prefer team sports to solitary pursuits. Most are well traveled and insist on journeying in comfort, but rather than blazing new trails like the fox and wildcat personalities, horses prefer to frequent popular tourist destinations like their fellow herbivores the sheep and bison.

With their gregarious natures, these sturdy beasts generally rise to the top of their fields especially in sales and public relations positions but -- due to a lack of aggression -- are not natural leaders. They prefer to slipstream the leader and control events from behind the scenes. If they are to be found in the political arena, it is usually in a key advisory position and almost never as the person in the limelight.

Horses in the Wild

Wild horses live in large herds on lush plains. Each herd is led by a stallion, and as male colts reach maturity, they are driven to the edges of the herd by the dominant stallion.

The domestic horse has played an important role in the history of war; the mounted Spanish conquistadors were virtually unstoppable in their conquest of South America.

No one is quite sure when the horse was first domesticated, but it is certain it was some time before 2000 B.C. The best horses have traditionally been reserved for nobility and are still considered a status symbol.

Careers & Hobbies

Public relations
Physical labor

Love & Friendship

Horses are serial monogamists, preferring quality to quantity in its partners. When it comes to lovemaking, foreplay is brief -- at best a bit of pawing and a nip on the neck. Although the horse makes love with great intensity, it prefers to get things over with rather quickly.

Horses are quite capable of amusing themselves and have no problem with being single. Although they have no compunction about truncating unsatisfactory relationships, horses hate to completely let go, and friendships with ex-lovers are carefully maintained.

Horses seek partners that can relate to their outdoor personalities, drawing their mates from amongst their cloven hoofed cousins. Female horses go for the solidly built, beefy type and the bison and elephant make for sensible if unexciting affairs. Males are drawn to the feminine and strong willed sable and zebra personalities.

Although horses are strong and capable in their public lives, they get a secret thrill in relinquishing their control and having their partner dominate them. Leather, saddles, carrots and sticks are all tools in the horse's private passion.

Best Mates for a Horse





A winning combination


Naturally delicious



Authentic friendship


Deep feelings


Soft and cuddly





Oh, happy day!


It's a romp in the hay

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