Today’s blog is just for fun. As with your horses, a balance of learning and playtime is very important.
So, let’s play!
The old wives’ tale is that we choose animals that have similar personalities as our own. And that if we took a hard look at what we see in our horse, we could see ourselves reflected back.
Take a look below and choose which type of horse breed you are drawn to and see if any of their “general” personality traits fit you, yourself.
While personality traits may be similar within a breed, each horse has a unique personality. So your horse will also be unique and may only have some of the breed’s general traits.
The next time you go out to your horse, also take a good look at his or her personality. What does your horse do that reminds you of yourself? Good and bad.
Looking at your horse with this different perspective, as a mirror of your own personality traits, may help you understand your horse’s ways and even help the two of you bond. When your horse does something, think “what would I do in his or her situation”?
Just have some fun with it.
- Even temperament for a hot-blooded breed
- Loyal, willing, and affectionate
- Known for their balance and agility
- Sociable, good-natured, willing to please, and bonds quickly
- Intelligent and strong
- High strung and energetic for a hot-blooded breed
- Spirited, bold, and intelligent
- Superb athletes with remarkable speed
- Sensitive nature and a strong work ethic
- This breed has a lot of “heart” and enjoys winning
- Good temperament for a warm-blooded breed
- Calm, but energetic
- Intelligent and highly trainable
- Easygoing and friendly
- This is a fun breed full of personality and versatility
- Very aggregable temperament for a warm-blooded breed
- Sensitive and smart
- If treated with warmth and respect they will return it
- Courageous spirit
- Docile, sweet, and calm
- Gentle temperament for a cold-blooded breed
- Extremely quiet, tolerant, and willing to learn
- Outgoing and friendly
- Strong and sturdy
- Kind and highly intelligent
- Kind temperament for a cold-blooded breed
- Loving and willing to please
- Strong and powerful
- Easy to handle, docile, quiet, and gentle
- Fun and playful
These are only the “good” general traits of these breeds. But you know your horse best and I hope you have a bit of fun looking deeper into your horse’s personality traits and how they are similar to yours.
Until next week, Happy Horses!