There is a website called Horse Personalities Inc that features a horse personality quiz. My understanding of this website is that it is the website for the book Is Your Horse a Rock Star? by Dessa Hockley (by the way - this is the perfect horse book author last name).
After answering a series of questions about your horse, the quiz tells you what personality type your horse is. Casey is apparently "The Rock Star" which is defined by the following personality: "The Rock Stars are confident and charismatic. They are expressive and strong minded. They love to show you what they know but are hard to get to focus on the small details of the task. They are found in many competitive arenas, usually at the top of their field." (Horse Personalities Inc).
|Image of "The Rock Star" Horse|
In addition to a brief definition of your horse's personality type, they also include a preview of the chapter from the book that correlates with that personality type. This gives even more information about your "type" of horse. Reading through the Rock Star horse chapter, I noticed that most of the description was pretty accurate for Casey, however not all things really fit.
Things that hold true for Casey:
- "They perform to the absolute utmost of their ability." Casey doesn't give half-effort on anything. She commits to whatever it is she is doing at the moment. This isn't always a good thing however, because sometimes her commitment is towards something that I don't want, like spooking down the barn aisle...
|Loves to perform her job - jumping all the things|
|Casey cuddling me the other day|
|Loves to move|
|Very curious, especially about Eden, but he is terrified of her.|
|Bored Casey sticking her tongue over the bit|
|What happens when I try to micro-manage her|
Things that definitely don't match my horse:
- "They tolerate all the fussing that goes with getting them ready for the show, whether it is braids or bathing." Casey doesn't tolerate me fussing over her. Getting groomed is her least favorite thing. She's terrible about haircuts and so my guess is would be even worse about braiding. She's ok-ish about baths, but isn't a fan of them.
|Casey putting up with a bath|
Things I'm unsure of:
- "They love the competition." I haven't taken Casey to a competition yet (stupid rehab).
- "They are near the top of the pecking order with their herd mates and expect to be there with you as well." About most things Casey is top of the pecking order. She bosses her BFF Ava around constantly. However, we don't have herds of horses at my barn, when Casey lived out in pasture it was only with one other horse, Ava. In addition, two winters ago, Casey was really losing a lot of weight, because she would let Ava eat all of the food, which is more consistent with a lower-pecking-order horse. So not so sure about this.
|Beating up Ava|
|The highly annoying spook from this week|
Overall, this was really fun. Not everything has to be accurate, but it was a good way to waste some time!