Breed Temperament

"If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings & limbs, their true beauty is hidden from you."
Al Mutannabi, 9th century A.D.

Breed Temperament

If you were buying a puppy, you could go to your local library and find tons of books describing personality traits of various canine breeds. But there are not many books describing equine personality traits.

There are personality characteristics associated with the various breeds. Below you will find links to 10 breed pages describing these characteristics.

As you go through these pages, please keep in mind that every horse is an individual and they may or may not adhere to their breed's reputation. Age / sex may also influence an individual horse's behavior.

The information will deal with intelligence, trainability, flight impulse among others.



Miniature Horse



Quarter Horse



Tennessee Walking Horse


**To learn about many other breeds, please click here.**


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