The Water Horse
the beautiful, modest loner
Emotion: willpower & fear
Weak Organs: kidneys and bladder
Well-balanced Water Horses come with tremendous willpower, a shiny coat, a shapely body and piercing eyes. Water horses need space and like to be left in their self-esteem. Only then can they show what they can do.
When they are out of balance, they often cannot perform. The fear then has a paralyzing effect. They are often sent with early retirement, the mares then serve as brood mares.
“Still waters run deep” is a saying that fits the Water Horses.
Character of the water horse
A balanced water horse is a horse with a beautiful coat and it is physically strong. Enormous willpower, shiny coat, beautiful mane and tail, a shapely body and piercing eyes are part of the well-balanced water horse.
Her piercing eyes and shiny coat have made many fall for her as a yearling.
She is a loner by nature. Withdrawn and suspicious. Even as a foal, this horse could not be approached. While other horses are crowding in front of the fence, she keeps a close eye on everything from a safe distance, as if she could be attacked at any moment.
She is always considering whether something is worth the risks. Under pressure from a strong rider she behaves nervous and stubborn. The water horse needs space and if you let it in her self-esteem she can show what she can do.
If you manage to go to a competition with her, she is often too nervous to perform. Fear is paralyzing.
Explanation of the description of the character type
In this description the character of an example water horse is sketched. There are five main character types, of which this is one. The goal is that recognizable characteristics become visible. Don’t assume that your horse is by definition one particular type and that everything else is no longer possible. Every horse has characteristics of all types. There are also continuous changes that affect the character of the horse. Every horse has a basic character type that is constantly under the influence of external things. For example, training can positively affect the type and living conditions of a bad one. These influences can even temporarily influence the basic character in such a way that it is no longer recognizable. That is why it is important that the animal is given the space and freedom to be itself, so that the basic character eventually emerges again. A horse is better off if it is allowed to be itself, it will certainly benefit its health.