I’ve always kind of enjoyed how unbalanced the animals in the Chinese Zodiac are. I’m a horse and pretty ok with it. It’s a bit of a boring animal, but hey, there’s mostly noble characteristics attributed to horses. The rest of the animals are similarly plain. That is, excluding the dragons, rats, and pigs. The later simply because most of their traits aren’t particularly desirable.
In comparison, a dragon just kicks everything else’s ass. I can’t directly cite any source on this, but I’m pretty sure the dragons of myth can pretty easily devour every other creature on that circle. The snake might be sly, the rabbit speedy, but the dragon can at no real leisure barbecue either with it’s fire breathe. And they can fly. Heck, the Chinese dragon is basically just a suped-up-snake.
So to all you non-dragons out there, and especially the rats and pigs, I’d salute you. …if horses physically could.