What Horse Breed You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries (March 21-April 19) – Thoroughbred

The first sign of the zodiac, Aries know they’re natural-born winners… and they’re no stranger to competition. This bold fire sign is ambitious and not afraid to tackle even the biggest challenges. Typically these are upbeat, positive folks, but beware of the explosive temper when it makes an appearance! Like Thoroughbreds, they find more energy when other horses have long run out and will go to the end of the earth for the people they trust. Not only horses, but each zodiac sign has its spirit creature based on the date that they were born. You can find out your spirit animal by birthday and see why you are tied up, and what’s the specific bond between you and your animal.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Irish Draught

Down-to-earth Taurus enjoys the comforts in life and stays very grounded in reality. They know the value of hard work and aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves in order to cash out the good rewards they’ve earned. Taurus are ambitious, focused, and feel best when they’ve built a secure base for themselves from finances to friendships. Hardy, tough, and athletic, the Irish Draught is ready for any adventure. Like Taurus, they’re a dependable partner.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Trakehner

This air sign is a twin of itself—but its misnomer of being two-faced isn’t exactly fair. Geminis live in a duality that juggles a variety of interests, hobbies, passions, and goals. Quick-witted and social, they are often playful and curious. The Trakehner can be an uncomplicated, talented, and friendly partner. It can also be a little spicy or spacy (depending on the day!), with a duality reminiscent of the Gemini.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Clydesdale

Cancer is a water sign, and like its animal representation—the crab—they are apt to create a safe home behind their hard, external shell. They are highly intuitive and sensitive to their environment. It can be hard to get to know a Cancer at first, but they are deeply loyal to their loved ones and often adopt the caretaker role. Celebrated for their calm temperaments, strength, and patience, Clydesdales can be aloof at first but warm up over time and are deeply appreciative of their people.

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Leo (July 23-August 22) – Saddlebred

Royalty of the zodiac, this fire sign loves the spotlight. Not short on ego, Leos are natural-born leaders. But they are also loyal, stable, and dedicated friends. With their pomp and circumstance, Saddlebreds turn heads wherever they go. Like the Leo, they step with flair and confidence and to lead any parade.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22) – Quarter Horse

This earth sign is logical and practical in their approach to life. Definitely a perfectionist in their core, Virgos improve themselves through diligent work and practice. They are kind, gentle friends who always want to help. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of riding a good Quarter Horse knows how special their steadfast companionship (not to mention excellent personalities) is. You can’t have a better horse to have friends hop on for a pony ride or go achieve success in the show ring.

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Libra (September 23-October 22) – Hanoverian

Libras are focused on balance and harmony. They strive to create an equal balance in all areas of their life. Libras appreciate the finer things in life and have exquisite tastes. They make excellent designers, stylists, decorators, and overall appreciators of fine art. Endlessly stylish and talented in a variety of rings, Hanoverians know when they’ve done a good job… and don’t mind getting a little extra pampering for it!

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21) – Arabian

Poor Scorpios are often so misunderstood! Passionate and powerful, they can be seem as calculated—waiting for the right opportunity to “sting.” But really, Scorpios just know what they want and are willing to work hard to get it. Like their zodiac counterpart, Arabians can get a bad rep in the horse world. In actuality, they’re smart, hard-working, great horses that excel in a variety of disciplines.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) – Morgan

The party people of the zodiac, this fire sign is a blend of intensity, passion, and a deep curiosity for life. They have an almost unending quest for knowledge. Sags are great storytellers, hopeless optimists, and never take anything too seriously. Morgans are people-pleasers with great personalities. These smart horses have a flair and style that makes them the life of the party… er, barn.

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19) – Oldenburg

Capricorns know how to get to the top of the mountain—no matter how steep the climb. But this earth sign’s unwavering focus can make them come off as cold and unemotional. They’re excellent at taking action and can achieve success in almost any industry. Oldenburgs have an even temperament, solid work ethic, and do best with a partner who understands their sensitivity. They are extremely loyal to their people.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) – Friesian

This water sign is dedicated to making the world a better place. They are revolutionary thinkers, rebels, and typically despite authority and the status-quo. These free-thinkers are often very fashionable and have uncommon hobbies and interests. Friesians almost exist in their own world (and in a lot of fantasy and medieval shows!. They do things their own way, and are one of the most recognizable horse breeds.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20) – Appaloosa

Pisces is the most sensitive, empathetic, and compassionate of all the zodiac signs, but they are often trying to toggle their attention from fantasy to reality. They have boundless imaginations and easily adapt to their surroundings, making them incredible artists and creative types. Appaloosas were born to stand out, and form long-lasting partnerships with the people who understand them.

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