By Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 6, 2014 6 a.m.
A new kind of equine elegance galloped into the Winter Las Vegas Home Furnishings and Gift Market earlier this year. It wasn't only the Year of the Horse on the Chinese Lunar calendar, it was clearly the year of horse decor, as well.According to Chinese astrology, this is the year of the wood horse, applicable to people born in 1954 and 2014. (The year of the horse comes every 12 years, and is characterized, in turn, by the five elements of metal, earth, fire, water and wood.) Intelligent, restless, ambitious, hard-working, impatient, adaptable and romantic, people born in the Year of the Horse include Kobe Bryant, James Franco, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington and both Franklin D. and Teddy Roosevelt.