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    03-26-2011, 06:12 PM
"Show me your Horse and I will tell you who you are"

Is an old English Proverb I was reminded of today.

So I was wondering what do you and your Horse have in common? How do you take after each other? And what would a stranger be able to tell you about yourself just by meeting your Horse?

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    03-27-2011, 08:02 AM
I haven't heard that one before.

I think my mare and I have a lot in common. We both like eating a lot more than exercise, we can both be very moody and stubborn at times...but we're both quite cheeky. We both like to amble along in the countryside, and we both like splashing about in water. Oh and we're both quite calm and laid back. The only big differences between us are that I like giving her attention more than she likes recieving it, and I'm not afraid of logs, haha. We very much take our moods from each other...If i'm happy she's happy and vice versa, but if one of us is moody....we both are.

I think that just from meeting my horse a stranger would know....
  • That I like food more than exercise (she's a bit on the fat side)
  • That I'm not all about looks....She's a hairy cob and not at all flashy
  • That I'm a generally calm person (she always acts relaxed, and probably wouldn't if I was very highly strung)
  • That I like to be in charge. (she has good ground manners and responds immediatley to certain voice commands)
  • That I like my horses tall, dark and stocky
  • That I like braiding!

How about you, OP?
    03-27-2011, 09:44 AM
Ah well the more I think about it the more I realise my mare is very much like me lol.
She is extremely laid back and relaxed but still lively under the surface. Loves food but also working. She also like me, loves to be surrounded by as many people and animals as possible. She is a thinker and not a bolter too and very much looks after herself.

Oh she is also extremely generous with her food, just like me. The only one in the herd that will share a hay pile :) lol

Anyone that meets her will quickly see that we are not into looks and having the latest fashions but would rather laugh and have fun instead.
    03-27-2011, 11:23 AM
My mare is a lot like me:
  • Goofy
  • Weird
  • Outgoing
  • Serious when it comes to work
  • And a whole lot more

I love her to bits and she's made me a lot of who I am today. And any stranger would know that.
    03-27-2011, 11:34 AM
My horse is the louder, male version of me pretty much lol

- Social anxiety problems
- Picks favorite friends without meeting them first
- Fear of being alone
- Tries his best, and gets nervous when he makes a mistake
- New activities are stressful
- Very routine oriented
- Acts tough, but is really a giant softy

If a stranger were to see us, they would have no clue about either of us! He is very calm, collected, and charming, (quite the opposite of me) when he meets new people ( I think he knows how to make a good impression lol)
    03-27-2011, 11:55 AM
My mare and I are fairly much alike, almost to much alike.
We both are:
-Highly energetic when given a job
-Love our boys ;)
-Fast is the only speed
-Calm in stressful situations
-Dont care if we away from friends for long periods of time
-Stubborn beyond belief

We have many qualities that match now that I think about it! If a stranger was to look at her and I he would see that we need to always be doing something but yet in a way we are always calm except for very few moments.
    03-27-2011, 02:45 PM
I think the first thing a stranger would know just by looking at my horse is that I like to feed him (he has a very round, well-fed tummy). Said stranger would also probably know that I'm a bit of a mother hen.

Victor's like a male version of me. We're two peas in a pod. We're both quiet, solitary, vindictive, stubborn, and a bit lazy. I think the only thing we don't have in common is that he is extremely short-tempered, and I have endless patience, which I think balances us out.
    03-27-2011, 02:53 PM
My horse and I are alike in that we are both very green.
I think people can tell she's mine because she follows you around with her head up your butt trying to get affection. I havn't really worked with her on minding my space because I'm too busy loving on her. Makes it kinda hard to get another horse out of the corral when she's right over your shoulder all the time.
    03-27-2011, 03:01 PM
Me and my boy are alike also :)
Were both :
- very determine
- confidant
- serious when it comes to working
- will give are 100%
- funny haha well I think ;P
And alot more
    03-27-2011, 03:03 PM
If someone met Abby, they would know that
--I get stressed out easily
--Don't like my friends being taken away or leaving me...
--...but settle back into normal life without them.
--I am very expressive with my facial expressions.
--I am quite stubborn
--And over the past few years I've gone from eating actual meals to just snacks often..to wanting to be nomming on small things for the majority of the day. I have a stomach like a horse.. On the plus side, I have a really high metabolism because of it.

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