There are an estimated 60 million horses in the world, of which 9 million are in the United States. Horses race on the flat, over jumps, and even across deserts; they perform feats of grace and beauty through dressage and even dancing like the Lippizaners of Spain. They pull carriages to show tourists around town and go for pleasure drives in the countryside. Some of them live wild on the prairie or in places like the New Forest in England.
We have immortalized them in art, from Stubb's famous painting "Whistlejacket," to the bronze image of Red Rum at Aintree, to Picasso's "Boy Leading a Horse." They are our friends, our companions, our servants, our muses, and sometimes even like members of our families.
There are as many different horse personalities are there are horses, but certainly specific breeds or groups of breeds have much in common. From the surefooted, friendly Mustang to the flighty and fast Arab to the solid and sensible Welsh pony, horses have types just like humans do. Some are more eager to work, others are more sociable, while yet others are incredibly high maintenance. Take this quiz to see if we can tell which of these beautiful creatures you are most like!
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