The uncomplicated, quiet follower
Emotion: cool-headed, no-nonsens, sadness
Weak Organs: lungs and large intenstines
You can recognize metal horses by their uninterested attitude. They have absolutely no extremes. They do what you ask very well, but treat them fair and sincerely. The slogan for a Metal Horse is: “just act normal, that’s crazy enough”. They prefer to avoid chaotic situations or great tensions. They love to work and can learn quickly when the subject matter is not too difficult or when too much is offered at the same time.
It is important to keep in touch with this type, otherwise they will close off even more from their environment.
Well-balanced, these animals have a correct judgmental ability. With a square, slim and strong build, they radiate a calm maturity.
Character of the Metal Horse
The metal horse is a no-nonsense figure.
No extreme happiness, does a good job and expects to be treated fairly No more and no less. When he goes to a competition, he prefers that it is not accompanied by all kinds of sentimental things and grooming rituals. It prefers to be saddled, ridden, saddled off and put back in the stable without any nonsense. If he has to move forward, he will go as a soldier until further instruction.
This horse does not like chaos and tension. When trained and treated fairly, he likes to work and makes rapid progress. In balance, these animals have a correct judgmental ability. With his square, slim and strong build, he radiates a calm maturity. If this horse is treated unfairly, it will retreat into its metal shell, become stiff, depressed, and no longer respond.
Because the metal horse has a tendency to shut off from its environment, it is necessary to keep it in contact with its environment.
Touch exercises and daily grooming can provide a solution here. Irregular breathing and constipation can result upon occlusion. Due to the lung weakness associated with this horse, there is an increased risk of skin problems such as dryness and itching. His emotional stiffness can be reflected in a stiff neck and spine. Metal horses are sensitive to drought and in contrast to, for example, the earth horse, this horse benefits from a damp stable and wet hay.
Suitable use: western, endurance, trekking
Common in the following breeds: Quarters, Icelanders