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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A white marking on a horse's forehead is called a:

    • A.

      Star

    • B.

      Stripe

    • C.

      Spot

    • D.

      Snip

    Correct Answer
    A. Star
    Explanation
    A white marking on a horse's forehead is called a star because it resembles the shape of a star. This marking can vary in size and shape, but it is typically a white patch in the center of the forehead. The term "star" is commonly used in horse terminology to describe this specific marking.

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  • 2. 

    A breed of horse that originated in America from one foundation stallion was the:

    • A.

      Standardbred

    • B.

      Tennessee Walker

    • C.

      Morgan

    • D.

      Quarter Horse

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarter Horse
    Explanation
    The Quarter Horse is a breed of horse that originated in America from one foundation stallion. This breed is known for its speed and versatility, making it suitable for various disciplines such as racing, ranch work, and rodeo events. The Quarter Horse gets its name from its ability to outpace other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less. With its strong build and muscular physique, the Quarter Horse has become a popular choice for both professional riders and recreational horse enthusiasts.

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  • 3. 

    The pony with Arabian and Quarter horse characteristics and Appaloosa coloring is called a:

    • A.

      Shetland

    • B.

      Pony of the Americas (POA)

    • C.

      Welsh

    • D.

      Hackney

    Correct Answer
    B. Pony of the Americas (POA)
    Explanation
    The Pony of the Americas (POA) is the correct answer because it is a breed that combines Arabian and Quarter horse characteristics with Appaloosa coloring. This breed is known for its versatility, intelligence, and athleticism, making it a popular choice for both children and adults in various disciplines such as showing, jumping, and trail riding. The POA's distinctive Appaloosa markings, including a spotted coat, striped hooves, and mottled skin, set it apart from other pony breeds.

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  • 4. 

    The part of the halter that lies behind a horse's ears and is usually buckled into place is called the:

    • A.

      Noseband

    • B.

      Cheekpiece

    • C.

      Throatlatch

    • D.

      Crownpiece

    Correct Answer
    D. Crownpiece
    Explanation
    The part of the halter that lies behind a horse's ears and is usually buckled into place is called the crownpiece. This is the strap that goes over the horse's poll and is responsible for keeping the halter securely in place on the horse's head. It is an essential component of the halter and provides stability and comfort for the horse. The noseband, cheekpiece, and throatlatch are other parts of the halter, but they do not specifically refer to the part that lies behind the horse's ears.

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  • 5. 

    A "hand," used to measure horses' height is a distance of:

    • A.

      2 inches

    • B.

      3 inches

    • C.

      4 inches

    • D.

      5 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 inches
    Explanation
    A "hand" is a unit of measurement commonly used in the equestrian world to measure the height of horses. One hand is equivalent to 4 inches.

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  • 6. 

    The part of the saddle that comes up highest behind the riders seat is the:

    • A.

      Horn

    • B.

      Cantle

    • C.

      Skirt

    • D.

      Pommel

    Correct Answer
    B. Cantle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cantle. The cantle is the part of the saddle that comes up highest behind the rider's seat. It is located at the back of the saddle and provides support and stability to the rider, preventing them from sliding backward. The cantle also helps to keep the rider centered and balanced while riding.

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  • 7. 

    The part of a bit that extends form the mouthpiece to where the reins attach is called the:

    • A.

      Shank

    • B.

      Curb

    • C.

      Cheek

    • D.

      Spade

    Correct Answer
    C. Cheek
    Explanation
    The part of a bit that extends from the mouthpiece to where the reins attach is called the cheek. The cheek is an important component of the bit as it provides stability and control. It helps in directing the horse's movement and aids in communication between the rider and the horse. The cheek can vary in length and design, depending on the type of bit and the intended use.

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  • 8. 

    A white leg markng that extends to the knee or hock is called a:

    • A.

      Fetlock

    • B.

      Stocking

    • C.

      Pastern

    • D.

      Coronet

    Correct Answer
    B. Stocking
    Explanation
    A white leg marking that extends to the knee or hock is called a stocking. This term is used to describe a white marking that covers a large portion of the leg, typically reaching up to the knee or hock. It is different from other leg markings such as the fetlock, pastern, or coronet, which refer to specific parts of the horse's leg.

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  • 9. 

    A loop of rope attached to a wooden stick and used on a horse's upper lip to control him is called a:

    • A.

      Switch

    • B.

      Twitch

    • C.

      Restraint

    • D.

      Stifle

    Correct Answer
    B. Twitch
    Explanation
    A loop of rope attached to a wooden stick and used on a horse's upper lip to control him is called a twitch. A twitch is a tool commonly used in horse handling and veterinary procedures to mildly restrain a horse by applying pressure to the sensitive nerve endings on the upper lip. This pressure causes the horse to release endorphins, which can help calm and distract them during potentially stressful situations.

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  • 10. 

    Splints are bony enlargements on the inside of a horse's:

    • A.

      Fetlocks

    • B.

      Cannon bones

    • C.

      Knees

    • D.

      Gaskins

    Correct Answer
    C. Knees
    Explanation
    Splints are bony enlargements that occur on the inside of a horse's cannon bones. These bony growths can be caused by stress or trauma to the leg, and they often result in inflammation and lameness. Splints are commonly seen in young horses during periods of rapid growth or intense training. They can be felt as hard, bony lumps along the cannon bone, usually on the inside. Splints can vary in size and severity, and proper management and treatment are necessary to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

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  • 11. 

    Which is NOT a type of bit:

    • A.

      Happy Mouth

    • B.

      Eggbutt

    • C.

      Myler Gag

    • D.

      Kimberwicke

    Correct Answer
    C. Myler Gag
    Explanation
    The Myler Gag is not a type of bit. Happy Mouth, Eggbutt, and Kimberwicke are all types of bits commonly used in horse riding. However, the Myler Gag is not a recognized type of bit in equestrian equipment.

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