Tag Archives: five element horse personality type and temperament

February 2014 – Mid Month Update

February 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Is Your Jue Yin Horse Taking Over? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Is your Jue Yin horse taking over? Basic horsemanship principles teach that the horse is a herd animal and therefore needs to know who … Continue Reading »

Does Your Horse Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) are big problems in people but what about horses? What causes these conditions and how can they be handled? Do horses need stimulant drugs to function normally like some people do? These are all questions that have probably run through your mind if you have a horse … Continue Reading »

12 Days of Christmas from Horse Harmony

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your horse? Based on your horse’s temperament type, we’ve got some ideas for you in the video below. If you don’t know your horse’s type, take the free Horse Harmony Test. Then see what your horse would consider the perfect holiday gift based on his type by clicking … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Bull Dog?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Bull Dog? If your horse is a tough working partner, loves routine, and is often a “one person” horse, he is like a Bull Dog. This temperament type is also a consistent performer and may have a sweet tooth. And if your horse is like … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: The Essence of the Metal Horse

Metal is the material we turn to when we need a structure to be strong. Metal is cold and rigid. We do not generally build our houses out of metal because we want a warmer feel to where we live. Metal buildings are used for warehouses because they provide maximum protection for the contents within … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: The Essence of the Earth Horse

Welcome to the second in a series of articles on the essence of each temperament type horse. These articles are meant to offer a different perspective on each temperament type based on that type’s elemental basis. If you have felt somewhat confused by horse temperament typing, hopefully this series of articles will help you “feel” … Continue Reading »

The Essence of the Fire Horse

Fire is beautiful but must be handled with care. At an early age kids are taught not to play with matches or put their fingers into a flame. Yet most of us had to learn the hard way that even though fire looks beautiful and inviting, it is hot and should not be played with. … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Golden Retriever?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Golden Retriever? If your horse is ultimately dependable, but demands absolute fairness and a person he can trust, then he probably is like a Golden Retriever. This temperament type is also a versatile, hard-working performer, but not personally highly ambitious. And if your horse is … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse an English Sheepdog?

If your horse was a dog, would he be an English Sheepdog? If your horse loves to have fun, and is affectionate, uncomplaining, reliable, good with kids (when trained), and likes to figure things out … then he might very well be an English Sheepdog! And if your horse is like an English Sheepdog, then … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Dachshund?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Dachshund? If your horse is impish, mercurial, and can act COMPLETELY differently from day to day, then he very well might be a Dachshund! And if your horse has Dachshund traits, then he is probably a sassy Wood/Fire or Jue Yin temperament type. Giggle over … Continue Reading »

Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas

If your horse could have anything for Christmas what would it be? Find out in our latest YouTube video on the 12 Days of Christmas. Check it out! If you cannot view the video above, please click this link: Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas If you missed our fun videos on the other four … Continue Reading »

Who Are You? A Horse Temperament Typing Dilemma

If you don’t know what motivates a horse to perform, how can you train your show horse to be a healthy and happy athlete? This was certainly the dilemma faced by Beckett’s owners … and many other people in the horse world as well! Beckett was a beautiful fine-featured Hanoverian gelding who was bred for … Continue Reading »

Training the Get-Up-and-Go Horse

Does your horse have so much get-up-and-go that he can barely stand still? Does he run from the far end of the pasture to the water trough … even though he could just as easily walk? Is trotting his favorite gait? If so, then you probably have a Tai Yang (Water/Fire) temperament horse … and … Continue Reading »

Can You Handle the Truth about Your Water Horse?

After several years of helping people temperament type their horses I have arrived at a rather funny conclusion: while many people love the idea of temperament typing, they don’t always love every aspect of their horse’s temperament. The Water Horse – An Example For instance, the amateur dressage rider who is fascinated by horses in … Continue Reading »

Does Horse Temperament Typing Put a Horse “In a Box”?

As horse temperament typing has become more popular, and as more people become interested in being in better “Horse Harmony,” I am being asked some pretty tough questions. And I am so pleased! The fact that tough questions are being thrown my way means that people truly want to learn more about horse temperament typing, … Continue Reading »

Preventing Laminitis in Each of the Five Element Personality Types

Spring has sprung so inevitably it’s time to talk about laminitis and founder! Spring grasses can cause many horses to tip over into founder. Because every horse is different it can sometimes be difficult to apply general information about holistic care to your horse. To make it a little easier for you, I’m going to … Continue Reading »