Which Breed of Horse Should You Ride?
By: Zoe Samuel
About This Quiz
There's nothing as magnificent as a horse, and nothing as enjoyable as finding the right mount for you. It's important to start by picking the right breed. So go ahead and answer some questions, and we'll tell you which horse will trot or gallop with you!
Where will your horse live?
In a livery yard that I rent.
Who else will ride your horse?
A professional jockey, maybe.
Where will you ride your horse?
Cross-country and in fields.
What's your horse budget?
I can spend around $2,000.
I can spend around $100,000.
I can spend around $5,000.
I can spend around $12,000.
Do you mind a high-maintenance horse?
I want my horse to maintain me.
I don't mind it if it's not too much.
What's your horse's temperament?
It needs to be feisty and plucky.
It needs to be high strung and fiery.
It needs to be steady but free-spirited.
I can spend around smart and precise.
Will your horse be around other horses?
Yes, other working horses.
How sound are your horse's legs?
How much time will you spend grooming your horse?
What's the weather like where you're going together?
It will have various temperatures.
It'll be damp and breezy.
How will you dress up your horse?
In a regular saddle, with ribbons in its mane.
What special activities might your horse do?
Where are your horses's ancestors from?
What color is your horse?
A burnished black so deep that light simply falls into it.
Is your horse good with kids?
Not really, though it's a friendly horse.
Will you and your horse be competing at anything?
How surefooted is your horse?
It's almost like a mountain goat.
Not really, though my horse is good on sand.
Will you ever be staying out overnight?
Absolutely not, my horse would not stand for that.
Only in places where I take the horsebox.
All horses are beautiful, of course, but exactly how does your horse look?
It's small, rugged, and rotund, with a very thick mane and tail that are impossible to groom.
It's magnificent and sleek, with a thick flowing mane and tail, like the Platonic ideal of a horse.
It's tall and square, with broad shoulders and a big bushy mane and tail.
It's sensible and well-proportioned, with good even cannons, nice big sturdy hooves, and a reasonably tame mane and trail.
Is your horse going to be yours for life?
No, we will one day part with our horse to another loving family.
No, I will sell my horse for a million bucks someday.
Possibly, but possibly not.
How experienced a rider are you?
How much do you know about horse care?
Everything, and I keep a vet on speed dial.
Will someone else be doing most of the caring for your horse?
I will split it with the groom.
Do you mind a horse who might just throw you off sometimes because it felt like it?
Any horse worth having will sometimes be a jerk that way.
Yes, given where I ride, that could literally kill me.
I accept that will occasionally happen.
How "bombproof" is your horse?
My horse doesn't spook easy.
My horse is spooked by absolutely everything: a car backfiring, another horse whinnying to it, a blade of grass that is at the wrong angle...
You could set off a literal bomb, and my horse wouldn't blink.
I have a pretty solid horse, but if a bird erupted from some nearby bushes, I'd be dumped on the ground for sure.
What life stage is your horse in?
It'll be in its late teens.
It will be six or seven years old.
It will be in the middle of its teenage years.
It will be around ten years old.
What life stage are you in?
Do you hope to win prizes with your horse?
Yes, massive piles of money.
Maybe for catching a steer, sure.
Yes, a few trophies for me.
Will your horse need to be good around other animals?
No, my horse will know only humans and horses.
Yes, we have a farm full of animals.
Does your horse need to know any fancy gaits like working, medium, extended, or collected trot?
That'd be nice, but not necessary.
It only knows how to walk, trot, and gallop, really.
No, that's too fancy for us.
Yes, that's my horse's wheelhouse.
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