Can We Guess Which Horse Breed You'd Like to Own?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Can We Guess Which Horse Breed You'd Like to Own?
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About This Quiz

Horses have long been one of mankind's closest companions, ever since the dawn of civilization, and arguably even before then. Humans have been breeding horses for all those thousands of years, and we have differentiated them by size, strength, color, and nature. From the solid and sensible cob to the prissy and pretty palomino, the mighty draft horse to the dancing Lipizaners, we have created horses to entertain us, carry us, pull us (and our family and luggage) - to plough our fields and police our streets, to fight in our wars and herd our cattle. Nowadays, horses are mostly about pleasure, from polo to racing to scurry driving, though there are still working horses out there.

Which of the many breeds of horses is right for you? It's all about where and how you see yourself. Perhaps you're a hardy and outdoorsy type who needs a no-nonsense, surefooted companion for the mountains and moors. Maybe you're more of a flighty princess, who should be paired with the thoroughbred heirs to the Arab horses who raced across deserts. Or perhaps you're a homebody who merely needs a trusty friend to join you on your adventures. Whatever your preference, you know there is a breed who can fit your needs - and if you take this quiz, we'll figure out which one it is!

Where will you and your horse go together?
The racetrack
The mountains
The farm
The moors

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Who will do most of the caring for your horse?
Grooms
I will do it all.
Me and my family
Me, family, and some grooms

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What activity will your horse do?
Racing
Herding
Pulling a cart
Hacking (hiking for horses, not the computer type)

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How gentle should your horse be?
Not very
More than average
Extremely
Less than average

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Where will it live?
At a very high-end livery
In the barn
On my farm
In a little stable with a paddock that I own

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How pricey is it?
It cost six figures.
It was free because I bred it.
I got it from a rescue.
I bought it for $2,500.

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How spoiled is your ideal horse?
Totally
Not at all
A little
Moderately

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How sound are its legs?
They are like toothpicks that snap easily.
They are very tough.
Above average
They are basically the toughest substance known to man.

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How specialized is the care it requires?
Highly
Not a bit
Very little
About normal

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Does it have any special skills?
Not really
It can herd.
No
It can open locks by wobbling its lip around.

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What little quirk does it have?
It has extra vertebrae.
It loves my dog.
It will pick up its hoof to say hello if I ask.
It can drink beer from a can.

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Does it mind rough weather?
Yes, it minds.
It doesn't mind anything at all.
It can handle it.
It loves it.

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Can you just leave it in the field most of the time?
Goodness, no.
Yes and I do.
Yes, but I don't.
Usually

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Is your horse your best friend?
No, it has no friends.
Yes
It is my whole family's best friend.
It is a good friend but not my best one.

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Will it ever earn any money?
Yes, millions
I highly doubt it.
It could make a little.
No

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What color is your horse?
Liver chestnut
Dun
Light bay
Chestnut

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How will you style his or her mane or tail?
Braids
You can style them?
Neat and trimmed
Big and punky

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Will you ride English or Western style?
I would never ride it, it requires a professional rider.
Western
Whatever, it doesn't mind.
English

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Will your horse get on with other horses?
No, it won't notice they exist.
Mostly
Yes, all of them.
It will actively bully them.

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How fast is your horse?
Like the wind
It is average.
It's a plodder.
It tries, but those little legs don't go too fast.

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How strong is your horse?
Shockingly fragile
Fairly
Like two or three oxen
For its size, amazingly

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Who is your horse's role model?
Red Rum
Flicka
Black Beauty
Madame Nou

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How often will you see your horse?
Once a month
Many times a day
A few times a week
Once a day

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Will anyone but you ride or drive your horse?
Yes, only people besides me.
No, mostly just me.
Yes, anyone who wants to.
Yes, the kids.

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At what age will your horse be in its prime for its main job?
4 or 5
10 or 11
Mid teens
15 and up

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How smart is your horse?
Very clever, but he doesn't use it.
Average
A little dim
Very smart

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Does your horse like most people?
No, only one or two
Only people who understand horses
Yes, everyone
Only family

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How old will you get it?
I will buy it as a colt or filly.
Birth
Older than 12
8 or 9

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Will you worry about its pedigree?
Yes, that is all I care about.
Yes, since I own the parents.
I will never know it.
A little, just in case.

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Will you keep it forever, or sell it one day?
Definitely sell it.
Definitely keep it.
I will send it to a lovely retirement farm.
Probably sell it when my kids get bigger.

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