Just for fun: If your dog (or cat) were a horse, what breed would it be?
I have a Husky. I've had her since she was just a teeny little puppy. I have ALWAYS said she would be an Arab mare if she were a horse. She's compact and short coupled, she's a little bit "spooky", and she's pretty neurotic sometimes.
Now my Chihuahua ... I don't know about that one. She's a darn good mover, I've always said she's like a fancy little pony. So ... probably one of those fancy little bug eyed Welsh types with the dished face.
I think my pit/lab mix would be something like a draft/thoroughbred cross. He's kind of a bulky/muscly guy with a big head, but has long legs. Usually sweet, but has a crazy streak. Fast, but not a lot of stamina https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...14822374_n.jpg
But if my kitties were horses, my Velvet would be a tricolor Warmblood of Color. Black gold and white. She would excel at cross country and show jumping (would be OK at dressage too as long as the bell was rung quietly and no whistle was used). She is the epitome of grace at Airs Above the Ground, but loves best to snuggle and cuddle and would have 5 turnouts and 3 stable blankets, as well as a pink plaid cooler and a couple of chill chasers!
T.O.M. is a Barb. Partly because of the part of the world he was "foaled" (kindled) in; partly because of his temperament. He is a Working Hunter but will only hunt or show if you can catch him and tack him up without having half your fingers bitten off or your whole body kicked into the next county! He is a lovely blue roan (probably a sabino because of his high whites and all the white on his face).
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Yay! Thank y'all for playing. And yes, cats are perfectly acceptable to compare, as well. It's so funny, every time I look at my Chihuahua trotting out all excited, I start thinking of her as a fancy little hunter pony, so I just had to find out if I was the only one.
She sounds like a Bashkir Curly - Walking Horse cross used for field trials!
I've heard of that breed. Well maybe disposition-wise that fits my girl but I doubt appearance-wise fits. My girl is ~40 lbs, with a very short coat and is part Shar Pei but fortunately has a prettier head than is typical of the Shar Pei breed.
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Oh easy, I thought of what they all would be years ago.
My dear departed Punkin, a sleek attitude prone Tiger tabby was an athletic eventer. She was the most agile thing ever, if she was a horse she would be a 4 star eventer. TB of course. she could jump high and wide, and was a fatastic mover. Seriously, even my Ex used to say too bad you do not have a horse that moves that well, you would clean up in Dressage.
My now oldest tabby Ditch Kitty, is a laid back grade mare. A bit arthritic, mostly lazy but with a bit of sass thrown in. Pretty good for kids. Trail rides only, no excessive exertion wanted.
My male grey and white, is a big lanky 17.2 hand Warm blood gelding. Big mover but not the brightest bulb in the box. He is a huge spook as well.
Last my light grey tiger.. Frannie, is an extremely easy keeper, QH mare, Old style, shorter legs big heavy body. Kind and smart, not a good mover at all, think sewing machine..LOL But in the pasture she is a she deamon, total alpha mare, beats everyone up and steals all the food, hence her weight problem. Easy~
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Hm... my Yellow Lab would be a Haflinger, but not the pushy annoying type. Or maybe a Palomino Quarter Horse. He is sweet, lazy, food-motivated and obedient. We joke that the Friesian I ride is basically a Black Lab in a horse body.
My Golden Retriever would be a dumb blonde of a Belgian draft horse. Given that she's a dumb blonde of a Golden Retriever, it fits. She's clumsy, not very smart at all, but super strong - a potentially dangerous combination. It helps that she's the absolutely sweetest dog I've ever met. My Goldendoodle, however would probably be either an Appendix (super smart yet quiet brain of the QH, mixed with the drive and heart of a TB) or maybe ArabxQH for the same reasons.
“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” ~Emerson