Which Horse Breed Guards Your Heart?
By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz
You've landed on this quiz because you are a horse lover, or at least you're curious about horses. Here is the quiz that will help gauge which horse breed guards your heart. Horses come in many shapes and sizes, with an assortment of temperaments. So it's not hard to determine which horse breeds mimic your lifestyle and mannerisms. Be as honest with your equine answers as possible, and we'll do the rest on this personality test.
Horse breeding is a complex science that requires a peculiar sense of how horses perform and their personalities. You've got to have the foresight and enough patience to see what types of horses will ultimately result based on years of observation. If you love horses, then you may be a perfect fit for that kind of job. Our personality test can help steer you in the right direction in terms of which breeds suit you best. The ultimate horse breeding feat is to reign in the wild stallion in order to extract and refine this horse's superior genetics. Many breeders use the stallion horse as stock to produce less temperamental generations of other breeds.
Do you want to learn more about horses? Trot through these equine questions that we've crafted just for you!
Which area of the world would you prefer to roam and call home?
Horses are treasured for their abilities to perform an assortment of tasks. What task do you perform well?
I perform well in front of live audiences.
Any form of sophisticated dance
Anything that requires physical strength
What type of horse do you best relate to?
Horses are bred to refine or suppress certain physical or temperament characteristics. What was your profession when you first started working?
I performed whatever came my way. It wasn't too serious.
When it gets cold outside, what coat color do you prefer to wear?
Dark brown suits me best.
Can you name something that sets you apart from your peers?
I was the most popular breed, I mean student, in my stable, I mean class.
I have remarkable strength.
A horse's body type determines the role it serves. Do you have a strong build, a lean physique or is there more of you to love?
Sometimes I'm stocky, and other times I am lean.
I maintain a medium-sized build.
I'm tall with more of me to love.
Some highly-evolved breeds of popular horses can be traced far back for many years. How far back can you trace your family lineage?
I can't. But it's a long, long lineage. That much I know.
How would someone who knows you well describe you with one word?
Horse lovers praise their regal facial profiles. Are your social media profiles refined or cluttered with lots of spam?
My social media profiles are short and filled with straight facts.
Mine contain the typical spam items but not much of it.
I post and receive the same messages over and over.
How would you describe your gait?
Lots of quality leg-action
Horse breeding is meant to perfect or introduce more desirable attributes, but sometimes terrible equine diseases can be unwanted side effects. What are your reasons for calling in sick?
I get all kinds of stuff.
I don't get sick now, but as child I missed many school days.
Racehorse owners often give them unusual names, like "Whirlaway" and "Secretariat." How did you get your name?
I got my nickname because of the work I do.
I go by several names for several reasons.
Many horses are bred locally and exported internationally. Are you an international traveler?
I may be American born, but I travel a lot.
I only travel for business.
I know Canada, Australia and New Zealand quite well.
Professional breeders use peculiar breeds of horses to exploit certain traits. What were your progenitors like?
My stock is mostly pure-blooded.
I'm not sure, but I know they had good genes!
My progenitors were from rural areas.
What progenitors? I was produced in a lab.
Horses are known for their strong backs. Are you able to haul a lot of weight with your back?
As little weight as possible
A moderate amount of weight
There's no better way to haul weight.
I don't have that kind of muscle.
Do you have a slightly arched neck like a Shire horse, or is it straight and sturdy?
When I arch it, it's arched.
My neck is strong and arched.
I have a straight, upright neck.
Which type of horse temperaments can you best relate to?
I'm too beautiful to peer below my surface.
Certain horses are designed for long treks, while others are better suited for short distances. How far can you go the distance?
Short distances, but I'm fast.
My endurance is incomparable, just feed me before and after a long trek.
I can go without food or water for long distances.
Eventing is an equestrian event where skilled horses can strut their stuff. What talent would you like to strut to the public?
I'm an excellent sprinter.
I'd be a great fashion model.
My "talent" is my superb shoe collection.
Can you quickly name at least one of your ancestors?
Nope, but I know there were a lot of males.
I probably have one or more ancestors named "Werner."
Nope, but I know there were a lot of females.
They are mostly Russian names that I do not know.
Is your family size shrinking, or are you all thriving like the Quarter Horse population?
We've maintained a small size, but still thriving.
Our numbers are dwindling.
I don't know many of my family members.
"Comanche" and "Sergeant Reckless" were renowned war horses. Did any of your family members do something awesome that you're aware of?
A great many of my ancestors participated in the U.S. Westward Expansion.
Some of my relatives fought in World War I and World War II.
A few of my family members demonstrated bravery during the First World War.
Nothing "awesome" that I can recall.
There are monuments of horses in just about every country. Are there any works of art that resemble your image and likeness?
There's probably something that looks like me in at least one museum.
The mirror best resembled my Earth-shattering beauty.
You don't have to look very far to find loads of stamps depicting horses. Have you ever kept a stamp collection?
Yes. USA stamps only, though
I have one antique stamp.
Who has time to look at stamps when everyone could be looking at me!
Do you maintain good posture like a regal stallion?
I have a deep, sloping posture.
My shoulders are well balanced.
My posture sags, but my shoulders are strong.
My posture is poor, but I'm pretty all over.
With close to 10 million horses, the United States has one of the world's largest populations of horses. Are there a lot of members in your family?
Very small. I know everyone by brand, I mean, name.
Our numbers have dwindled over the years.
We are a typical mid-sized family.
There are horse registries that record a tremendous amount of details. How are your record-keeping skills?
I record and label everything.
I record life events from time to time.
I only record significant things.
I don't record life, I just live it.
The average weight of an adult horse is roughly 1,500 pounds. In spite of their massive builds, some horse breeds can jump as high as eight feet. Do you jump to conclusions?
I impulsively prejudge with style.
Only when someone is looking.
Some horse lovers believe that you can tell a lot about a horse from its eyes. What do your eyes "say" about you?
I have large, intelligent eyes.
My bright eyes exemplify my future.
I barely open my eyes, so you can't tell.
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