2014: The Year of the Horse. The Chinese New Year started January 31st, 2014. A lucky year! People born in horse years are active and energetic, charming and cheerful, hard-working, self-possessed and sharp. The horse is extremely likable, and skillfully acquires power, wealth and respect. You are a horse if you were born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.