FABRIC velvet Year of the Horse: 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Horses are bright, congenial, amusing and always very popular. With their looks and charm, horses can stimulate and rally people around them. They are quick thinkers, and able to guess the wishes and thoughts of those around them before they are even articulated. Horses are impatient and always in a hurry and because of this their joy can quickly turn to anger. Sometimes the horse lacks self-confidence. They are good workers and often have successful careers; their interests frequently change and as a result so do their jobs.