Welcome to the Healing Hooves Pony Personality Quiz!
This is a short, simple and fun quiz to help you determine which Healing Hooves Pony Personality you are the most like.
Choose the answer (A, B, C or D) that fits you best for each question below. If two fit equally well you can choose them both, but we don’t suggest picking all four each time!
Then just add up how many of each letter you get to discover your Pony Personality.
Let’s get started!
Q1: How would you spend an unexpected day off work or schoolwork?
A: Call my Mom/ Dad/ Grandma, and do something nice for someone I love
B: Stay at home and read a good book, or take a nap
C: Catch up on work or studying I’m behind on
D: Go on an adventure or try something new
Q2: What do you do at parties?
A: I bring food for everyone and organise icebreaker games
B: I don’t go to parties
C: I try to talk to people then spend the next day analysing everything I said wrong
D: I take selfies with all my new friends
Q3: Are you a leader or a follower?
A: I like to be in charge so I can keep those I care about safe
B: Neither, I live and let live
C: I feel best when someone I trust takes charge of things
D: I like taking charge, but other people don’t always seem to appreciate this
Q4: What’s your texting style?
A: Full sentences, with proper punctuation.
B: Short and to the point K
C: I check them all twice in case auto correct made me say something crazy or offensive
D: Lots of !!! and emojis 😀 😁 😂 🐴🐴🐴🐴🤣 😃😃 !!!
Q5: What are you like when you’re sick?
A: I’m not likely to let you look after me unless it’s really bad. Are you feeling OK?
B: I may get a little grumpy, but I’ll take my medicine if I have to
C: I don’t want to be a nuisance, and please no needles!
D: Is that medicine apple flavoured?
Q6: How do you feel about change?
A: I want to know all the details, especially how it might affect the people I care about
B: Not sure, it depends if and how it impacts me
C: Please don’t change things on me!
D: Sounds exciting!
Q7: When you are worried about something how would I know?
A: I’d tell you I’m worried (but I may not say why)
B: You wouldn’t, I hide it well
C: I’d be chewing my nails, fiddling with my hair, or my pen, or your pen …
D: Worried? I don’t worry!
Q8: What would you prefer as a gift?
A: A game that everyone will enjoy playing together
B: A comfy sweater
C: A fidget spinner
D: A huge box of chocolates
Q9: What would your first reaction be if you noticed a co-worker or fellow student had been crying
A: I’d grab a box of tissues, sit down and get ready to listen
B: I’d pretend not to notice, they probably need their space
C: I’d wonder what it was I did wrong
D: I’d do something goofy to distract them and make them smile
Now look at your answers, add up which letter you got the most of, and discover your ‘Pony Personality’ below!
You may be a little like two, three or all of the ponies we have described below, or perhaps you are more like one of the others you can meet on our professionals page. We encourage you to read and reflect on the descriptions below, but to remember this is just a fun quiz and you are the person who truly knows you best.
If you answered mainly A then your Pony Personality is Skye
Skye is a natural and gentle leader who takes his job of caring for his herd and keeping tabs on everyone very seriously. He is sensitive with big emotions which he usually expresses openly, provided they don’t hurt others. While he can be cautious at times, Skye loves meeting new horses and people, and seems to intuitively know who needs his support and help. As much as these aspects of Skye’s personality are wonderful for his herd and for us, he struggles sometimes to remember and acknowledge that he has needs too. We have to keep encouraging Skye to relax and let us take care of him occasionally!
If you are most like Skye you are probably very good at taking care of (and possibly micromanaging!) those you care about. But remember that to keep helping others you need to take care of yourself too, and perhaps even allow someone else to take over once in a while!
If you answered mainly B then your Pony Personality is Dubh
Dubh (pronounced ‘Doo’) is a retired athlete who competed at a high level, and we think he is quite enjoying his quieter life at Healing Hooves. When you first meet Dubh you may find him a little aloof or think that he doesn’t want to get to know you.
Dubh is actually a very gentle and caring horse who is just a little shy and takes a while to get to know and to trust new horses and people. Once he trusts you, he is a loyal and reliable friend. Dubh is also very self sufficient, comfortable in his own company and naturally moves to take care of his own needs when he can.
If you are most like Dubh you are probably quite independent and self sufficient. Just remember that others cannot read your mind – you may need to reach out and connect once in a while!
If you answered mainly C then your Pony Personality is Pickle
Pickle is a sensitive pony who worries about lots of things. It is not unusual to see Pickle chewing on his rope or hiding behind his long mane. Pickle really seems to want to meet new people and horses and to have new experiences but also worries about the whole process – meaning he will often approach and retreat several times. We keep reassuring Pickle that he is loveable, significant and valuable for who he is, not for what he does, and trust that the longer he experiences this the more he will trust in this truth.
If you are most like Pickle you may be a bit of a perfectionist or worry quite a bit about what others think of you. We hope that you keep finding the courage to reach out, try new things and connect with others even though all of this can be scary; and remember that it is normal, and OK, to make a few mistakes along the way!
If you answered mainly D then your Pony Personality is Teddy
Teddy is full of mischief, curiosity and fun! He loves to meet new people and try new experiences. Sometimes Teddy does not think things through before trying them which has been known to get him into the occasional spot of trouble, but we know he (usually) has good intentions.
If you are most like Teddy we bet you are a lot of fun to be with! We love your energy and zest for life and encourage you to value and hang on to this! Just remember to make space for all aspects and emotions that are a part of life – both in yourself and others.
We hope you had some fun with this quiz!
If you have any feedback on the quiz, or questions for us, please add your comments below or shoot us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you’d like to learn more about the ponies features in this quiz, and the other animals at Healing Hooves, please check out our professionals page!
We also have a pdf printable version of this test available, which is also geared a little more towards teens and tweens. Let us know if you would like a copy of this and we will get it to you!
I found the quiz to be fairly accurate to my personality type.
I’m a good mix of Skye and Pickle lol. If I am feeling secure in life I am a caregiver. When things are going wrong and I am not taking care of my needs I am like Pickle!
I’m just like Pickle. Very accurate
Teddy is my Pony True True Thanks It was fun!
I liked it I’m like Skye.
This was fun, thanks! My pony was Dubh.
To my surprise, my pony was Pickle.
This was a lot of fun. 🙂
So accurate! I can’t wait to meet your herd!!! Sounds like both Skye and Dubh are my doubles
I got a mix… Pickle and Skye. They are all so beautiful!!
Kirsten, I too am Skye and Pickle but in that order. The quiz was fun!
I was like Skye, although with Teddy and Pickle attributes as a close second. 🙂 Cute quiz
I got Skye… this is very true for me!
I got Skye and find this to be fairly accurate to me! Answer B was a close second (1 point behind) so a lot of Dubh resonates with me too.
I loved this quiz! It made me smile.
I got an equal mix between Skye and Dubh and a dash of Teddy 😉
The quiz was fun! I came strongly as Skye, but have always thought myself as more of a Teddy.
I’m Skye and Dubh, like I was in Explorations, but less so than last time. Interesting too, because i thought I’d shifted!
which pony did you gain a little of this time?
I got Pickle and Skye was a very close second. I realized while going through the process, my answers could be different depending on the day, for some of the questions. Can depend on mood and what is going on in my personal life.
I had a great time doing this.
That was fun! I am a pretty good mix of Skye and Pickle which definitely resonated with me.
This was fun!
I was mostly Skye, with a bit of Dubh and Teddy. Surprisingly no Pickle.
I liked the suggestions as well 🙂
I am just as much a Pickle as I was in Explorations. 🙂
FUN quiz! Thank you – I am Skye with a dash or two of Teddy…. it can be difficult for me to lean in and I am making progress in knowing and meeting my own needs 🙂
you are welcome! Yes, we find a lot of Skye personalities in our training groups!
I had equal amounts of Pickle and Dubh. Skye was only one question less. Wow I think I need to invite a little more of Teddy into my life:) Love how you know your horses so well that you create this quiz for others. Just to note I had problem with Question 2 but I think that is just because I don’t take selfies often:) I’d say it was on the mark for me.
The outcomes of the quiz results in me being mostly Skye with Pickle close behind. However, When reading the descriptions I also have some Teddy in my life. As is witnessed by my current adventure. I drove 45 hours to come to a clinic with my horse at a beautiful farm in Kelowna. I was planning on staying two weeks and now am here for at least 5 and maybe more.
Ha ha this time around I was mostly like Teddy! So much fun.
Such a great quiz. I got Dubh and after reading the description I found it very accurate to myself. I am more of an independent self-sufficient type and I definitely take time to get to know and let my guard down with new people.
I am Skye, with a little peppering of the others!
I got an equal number (3) of Skye, Dubh, and Teddy. Fun quiz. Great descriptions of their personalities. My “Pickle” is well hidden. ♥
This was brilliant Sue! My horse is Skye! What fun!
I am Skye!
my pony personality is most like Dubh 🙂
Sue, could I please have a copy of the youth pony quiz? Thank you!
absolutely! I will e-mail it to you
What a cute quiz! I got a mix of Dubh and Pickle, which sounds about right.
SKYE 100% by a landslide; loved learning more about your horses and how you have learned who they are.
Skye and Dubh Sounds right for me at this time in my life. sometimes I watch sometimes I lead sometimes I Mentor.
Mostly Sky with a little Dubh and Pickle mixed in:) Seems to be pretty accurate. Great idea!
I am like Pickle, and Dubh, very accurate!
What a great way to get to know more about the team over at Healing Hooves! I got Skye <3
This is great. 100% like Dubh 🙂
That was fun. I am a Skye and Pickle was close behind.
Fun quiz and accurate for me!! Not surprising to see mostly Skyes in this area of work. It would be a good exercise to make up a quiz of our own herds, analyzing the personalities and traits, and getting to know our animals at a deeper level. Sue, do you use this with your clients? (maybe I missed that); fun and informative and good opener for ease of communication.
HI Judy – yes I share this with anyone who would like to give it a try, including clients and potential clients. Creating something for your own herd would be a great idea!
I’m mainly Skye as well. Fun quiz
I like this exercise!! Although, I’m a little bit of A, B and D. Not one C. So I better read that one!! I think this is a great icebreaker for clients.
Okay I admit it. This cute little quiz, nailed me as Skye!
yes – I think there are a lot of Skye’s in this field!
Cute quiz and way to get to know your herd. I’m a mix of Skye and Teddy
My pony personality is mostly Skye, with Dubh following behind.
Great quiz – my pony personality is most like Dubh but with a bit of both Skye and Teddy in the mix – I then completed the quiz with my lamb, Snowdrop in mind – she is Teddy for sure.
Hi Sonya – I love that you completed the quiz for Snowdrop! I have a feeling that she and Teddy would have fun playing together!
My personality is a whole lot of Pickle with Skye mixed in! Ha ha
My personality was Skye.
My personality was Teddy. With a mix of Skye and Pickle. yep, fun but get anxious easily and like to take care of others.
My Pony Personality was a mix of Skye & Dubh (tied 3/3). A funny combination. As I get older, I have been trying to make the shift from ‘needing’ to lead or take charge and spend time ensuring that I also take care of myself and put less time into things I can’t control.
I was pretty much Dubh except a few questions.
I got Skye with a little bit of pickle
I love the description of Skye, he sounds like such an amazing guy
I hope I get the opportunity to met him
he’s an amazing horse – 30 years old now and I’ve had him with me for over 23 years!
I am a Skye- Teddy.
This was a fun way to get to know your horses. Discussing the uniquue strengths and areas for growth of each horse provifes an opportunity to reflect on your own areas for growth.
I’m glad you found it helpful Amanda!
That was fun. I am Skye
This was fun! I am pickle and then a little of everyone else!
Im very much Pickle but a little bit of Dubh. I have worked hard to step out of my comfort zone and experience new things but do tend to worry a fair bit!
I am a combination of Skye and Dubh. I am a gentle leader who is very intuitive, thinks about safety, and cares for others like Skye. I am also a retired athlete who enjoys a quieter life, is independent and rarely asks for help from others, and I am a loyal and reliable friend–like Dubh.
Pickle is my pony!
Mostly Skye with an equal balance (2 pts each) of the other three. Which actually makes sense to me, and to my husband! 🙂
I’m mostly like Skye and Dubh…with a healthy dash of Teddy 🙂
sounds like a great combination!
This was fun – I had some overlap between Skye and Teddy
sounds like a great combination Emily!
How fun! And so clever! I was an equal balance of Skye and Pickle
I was very much B. I think that Duhn and I could be long lost twins!!
I am pretty much equal parts Skye and Dubh (with one random Pickle tossed into the mix for good measure). It think overall, this is a pretty accurate reflection of me!
I am mostly Teddy with some Pickle, which is a pretty good reflection of how I love meeting new people and trying new things, but also a bit of a perfectionist, and sometimes a worrier – still working on worrying less…
Interestingly I was more like Dubh and Pickle and could see traits from both similar in self.
Spot on!! 🙂
Cool quiz! I was mostly Skye with some traits of Dubh.
This is my second time doing quiz, the last time was two years ago and I have had no changes! I am Pickle with a bit of Dubh!