The Year of the Horse comes from the Chinese zodiac, which operates on a 12-year cycle. Every year of the cycle is represented by a different animal sign. The most recent Year of the Horse began on Jan. 31, 2014 and ended on Feb. 18, 2015.
According to Chinese folklore, those born under the sign of the Horse tend to be lively and outgoing. They enjoy social gatherings of all kinds and love to engage in witty repartee. The Horse gets along best with those born under the signs of the Tiger, Sheep and Dog, and worst with Monkey, Rooster and Pig.