Which Horse Matches Your Personality?

By: Torrance Grey

Which Horse Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Horses: they're innately fascinating to us. Evolving from the lowly, pig-sized eohippus, horses became tall, strong, and strikingly beautiful animals. Of course, they had some help from us humans - we recognized their usefulness and bred them to be our helpers in a variety of important endeavors. This includes exploring and colonizing new territory, hunting, transporting vital goods, and running the farms and ranches that provided us with food. In addition, humans have bred horses for specific recreational activities - racing, of course, and also show jumping and pleasure riding. 

Because of all this, horses have a wide variety of breed characteristics. Need a horse for long, difficult overland trips? Either the Arabian or the Mustang would be useful to you. Spend a lot of time in the saddle every day? The smooth gait and riding comfort of the Tennessee Walker would help. Need to move something really heavy? A drayhorse, like a Percheron or Clydesdale, is the go-to horse. 

All of these varied and remarkable breeds are reflections of the humans who shaped them. So, even if you don't own horses, there's likely a breed that you closely resemble. Uh, in your personality, we mean - not your looks! Find out which one is a match for you with our quiz!



Which of these historical figures do you most admire?
Boadicea, the warrior queen.
Florence Nightingale.
Sacajawea.
Cleopatra.

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Which of these living figures do you most admire?
Oprah Winfrey.
Laverne Cox.
Shaun White.
Elon Musk.

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Do you enjoy reading?
Absolutely!
I prefer audiobooks I can listen to while working or exercising.
If I learn something from them I can use.
Books, schmooks.

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How well do you cook?
Friends say my cooking is excellent.
I'm pretty good at throwing a meal together.
Does grilling outside count?
I dial for takeout.

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It's the weekend! What's first on your Saturday agenda?
Sleeping in.
Making blueberry waffles for everyone.
A five-mile run.
Finishing the book I've been reading.

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What's your approach to fashion?
I spend money on good clothes, but don't have a "signature" look.
I like clothes that are durable and comfortable.
As long as all the relevant body parts are covered, that's all I need.
I choose vintage and unique stuff -- I don't want to look like anyone else.

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Which genre of music do you enjoy most?
Classical or opera.
Country & Western.
Old-fashioned rock-n-roll.
EDM and dubstep.

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Which of these would you like most for breakfast?
I usually forget to eat breakfast.
Eggs, bacon, toast, juice: the works!
Something paleo, like a turkey bacon-and-egg-scramble
Poached eggs, fruit, granola.

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What kind of home suits you best?
A townhouse with a nice view.
A simple house, but on a few acres.
A studio I can practically clean with a hose.
A wired one, with everything controlled from my phone.

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Which of these would you most likely choose as a hobby?
Cooking, with a focus on haute cuisine.
Getting a pilot's license.
Bodybuilding.
Painting or another fine art.

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What's your idea of a good first date?
A visit to an art gallery.
Bowling and beers!
Hiking or mountain biking outside the city.
A chess match.

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What's a good age to get married?
Younger is better. Why spend your best years alone?
After 30, at least.
I might not marry, but I want long-term relationships.
Nope. It's single-file for me.

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How many children do you have, or want?
None, thanks.
Just one.
Two or three.
More than three.

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Are you close to your family?
Oh, definitely!
Essentially, though we debate ideas and don't always share beliefs.
Eh, I need my space.
Frankly, they don't "get" me.

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Which of these movie genres do you like most?
Complicated sci-fi films.
Action!
Comedies.
Documentaries.

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How do you feel about marijuana?
Eh, it's kind of smelly and low-rent.
I've indulged a few times.
I love it.
No way! I don't let anything take my edge off.

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You get a gift card to a well-stocked shoe shop. What do you buy?
Some cool sneaks, maybe Converse.
Something with a designer label.
Solid hiking boots.
Something really comfortable, for work.

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You've had a fight with your significant other. How do you resolve it?
Makeup sex! We both love that.
They've got to apologize. I know it's arrogant, but I just hate saying sorry.
I brood for a while, but if I'm genuinely in the wrong, I give a small gift with my apology.
Talk it out. Sounds dull, but it's usually the best way.

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Would you have sex on the first date?
Oh, sure! If the chemistry's right.
No, I'm worth waiting for.
No, things can get too messy afterward.
TBH, I have ... but I tell my kids not to! I'm such a hypocrite!

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What kind of pet appeals to you?
I can't pick just one.
A dog, maybe a Lab or Golden Retriever.
A ferret ... they're interesting to look at, but low-maintenance, too.
Probably a cat ... I like their independent-mindedness.

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At what point in a marriage is it best to get a divorce?
When you're not happy anymore. No need to suffer.
When it's hurting the kids.
I feel like I'd stick it out no matter what; it's a matter of pride.
This is why it's best not to make things official. Long-term relationships. with no paperwork, are best.

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On the day of the company picnic, you can usually be found ...
Anchoring the winning team in tug-of-war.
Playing hackysack with a few friends at the edge of things.
Talking shop with my "work husband" or "work wife."
At home. I hate these thigns.

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How important is sex to you?
Very! You shouldn't ignore your needs.
To me, the most important thing is that it's an expression of love and commitment.
I enjoy it, but won't make a fool of myself chasing it.
TBH, I have a lot less sex than people around me realize. I keep up a good front.

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Which of these cars would you prefer?
A vintage Karmann Ghia.
A Tesla.
A Land Rover.
A motorcycle.

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Which of these popular writers' books might you choose for a long plane ride?
Lee Child.
Barbara Kingsolver.
J.K. Rowling.
Tim Ferriss.

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If a book is too heavy to lug around airports and planes, can you pick a magazine instead?
Outside.
The New Yorker.
TIME.
Vanity Fair.

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It's late, but you're hungry. What's a good midnight snack?
Warm milk.
Chips, cereal, or whatever carbs are in the house!
Maybe some chocolate or ice cream.
I really never stay up that late.

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You've got two weeks off from work and a lot of frequent-flyer miles. Where are you going?
Morocco.
Hawaii.
Costa Rica.
Spain.

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If you took up gardening, what would you be most likely to grow?
Something challenging, like orchids.
Roses - the rarer the variety, the better.
Vegetables that I like to eat.
A little of everything.

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Your closest friend would most likely describe you as ...?
Uniquely interesting.
Loyal as the sunrise.
A whole lot of fun.
Hard to get close to, but worth it.

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