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Can We Guess Which Horse Breed You'd Like to Own?
by Zoe Samuel
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Horses have long been one of mankind's closest companions, ever since the dawn of civilization, and arguably even before then. Humans have been breeding horses for all those thousands of years, and we have differentiated them by size, strength, color, and nature. From the solid and sensible cob to the prissy and pretty palomino, the mighty draft horse to the dancing Lipizaners, we have created horses to entertain us, carry us, pull us (and our family and luggage) - to plough our fields and police our streets, to fight in our wars and herd our cattle. Nowadays, horses are mostly about pleasure, from polo to racing to scurry driving, though there are still working horses out there.

Which of the many breeds of horses is right for you? It's all about where and how you see yourself. Perhaps you're a hardy and outdoorsy type who needs a no-nonsense, surefooted companion for the mountains and moors. Maybe you're more of a flighty princess, who should be paired with the thoroughbred heirs to the Arab horses who raced across deserts. Or perhaps you're a homebody who merely needs a trusty friend to join you on your adventures. Whatever your preference, you know there is a breed who can fit your needs - and if you take this quiz, we'll figure out which one it is!

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