The Grooming Quiz

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Grooming Quizzes & Trivia

Grooming is an essential part of owning a horse. You should get 100% on this quiz if you know enough about grooming your horse. If you don't, research a bit more and then take the quiz again.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does grooming help with? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Removing dust and dirt

    • B. 

      Circulation

    • C. 

      Toning the muscles

    • D. 

      Losing weight

    • E. 

      Gaining weight

    • F. 

      Helping the horse relax

    • G. 

      Bonding with your horse

  • 2. 
    A metal curry comb can only ever be used for:
    • A. 

      The tail and mane

    • B. 

      Cleaning other brushes

    • C. 

      Cleaning the body

    • D. 

      Cleaning the hooves

    • E. 

      It can be used for all of the above

  • 3. 
    The body brush can be used on all parts of the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the body brush not effective for?
    • A. 

      Removing dust and dirt

    • B. 

      Setting the hairs straight

    • C. 

      Removing dried mud

    • D. 

      It is effective for all of them

  • 5. 
    Failure to groom your horse can lead to:
    • A. 

      Colic

    • B. 

      A dull coat

    • C. 

      Painful saddle sores

    • D. 

      Skin irritations

    • E. 

      Infections

    • F. 

      A lame horse

    • G. 

      Injuries

    • H. 

      Mud fever

  • 6. 
    Which two brushes are often used with each other?
    • A. 

      The dandy brush and curry comb

    • B. 

      The curry comb and body brush

    • C. 

      The body brush and dandy brush

    • D. 

      You never use two brushes at the same time

  • 7. 
    You should groom your horse from the rump to the face.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The dandy brush is mainly used on the                           (choose from: hooves or back or legs or none)
  • 9. 
    The dandy brush is used for removing dried mud.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The curry comb can be used to (check all boxes that apply):
    • A. 

      Remove dried mud

    • B. 

      Removing dust

    • C. 

      Clean other brushes

    • D. 

      Remove molting hair

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The hoof pick is probably the most important part of your grooming kit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    You should pick out your horses hooves....
    • A. 

      Before each ride

    • B. 

      After each ride

    • C. 

      Daily

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    You should always use the hoof pick...
    • A. 

      Down and away from you

    • B. 

      Up and towards you

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 14. 
    You must stand in close to the horses side and face the                   when picking out your horse's hooves. (rear or front)
  • 15. 
    You have to use soft, light strokes when grooming a horse so that you don't hurt them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is the triangular shaped part of the hoof called that you must be careful of hitting too hard when picking out a horses hooves?
  • 17. 
    Sponges are useful for? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Giving your horse a drink

    • B. 

      Removing sweat

    • C. 

      Washing your horse down

    • D. 

      Removing discharge

  • 18. 
    How many separate sponges should you have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    What is a sweat scraper used for:
    • A. 

      To stop the horse from sweating

    • B. 

      To cool the horse down

    • C. 

      To remove water or sweat from a horses tack or rugs

    • D. 

      To remove water or sweat from the coat

  • 20. 
    LAST QUESTION! The sweat scraper should be used in circular motions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False