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Horsenality – Determining Your Horse’s Personality

I have recently read two non-fiction horse books that have referenced their horse’s personality. This is carried out through a behavioural test and is commonly known as their horsenality. Did you know that your horse can be a:

  • Left brain extrovert
  • Right brain extrovert
  • Right brain introvert or a
  • Left brain introvert?
Horsenality - do you Know Your Horse's Personality?

Horsenality – do you Know Your Horse’s Personality?

Having read through horsenality training do’s and don’ts, I love that there are guidelines for horse owners on what is acceptable, based on their horse’s personality! Not every horse can be trained the same way.


Have you noticed how some horses are more reactive, whilst others appear calm, almost lazy and even non responsive? When you observe horse behaviour, do you see those that are dominant and those that are not? This is an indication of their individual personality. For those who want to know more, you can read about the different personalities here. Reading over this article, I can determine immediately that my first gelding was a right brained extrovert. What about you?

As it says on the Parelli site:

Why is this important? Well, knowing whether your horse is confident or fearful, extroverted or introverted, or motivated by food vs. play can make all the difference in the world. An exercise that makes one horse literally jump for joy could be absolutely terrifying for another horse. Knowing what makes your horse tick can be the difference between a lifelong partnership and a constant struggle.

If you want to be able to take the test on behalf of a particular horse, then you can purchase the report in digital copy.

For those who love horse behaviour and training, have you considered creating products to assist other horse owners and trainers? Another form of equine passive income! This is a great example of a tool that has been created and can also be utilised by any horse owner or handler. Why not check it out?

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