October 16th, 2011

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Making Your Horse a Character

S.A. Bolich gives some general tips and specific examples on the characterization of horses

Some things I've found useful:
* Get a list of bad and good horse quirks, which appear in some horse books.  Pick one of each for a horse you are writing about.
* Use a list of personality traits for humans.  A horse can be friendly, pushy, shy, disciplined, lazy, hopeful, greedy, etc.  Again, picking the most prominent virtue and vice is helpful for balance.