Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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Well, there is the basic nature of all horses, based on what they are.
Horses are a prey and herd species, thus both live in a herd order, get security from a herd, and have natural flight reaction, and if that is taken away, will resort to fight.
Beyond that, like any living species, there are differences in temperament.
Besides that, there is the up bringing, same as in any species, starting with the influence of that mare on her foal, then the herd, and then the interaction with the humans, far as training, respect, leadership and trust, which modify their basic nature of a prey species, making it possible for us to handle and ride them.
Temperament also varies, and has a large degree of inheritability
Then, horses are also classified into three main groups, far as blood
Hot bloods=Arabians and TBs
Warmbloods ( Not the limited term' Warmblood, as related to sport horses, ) but the blood classification of most of our riding horses