Basic Horsemanship Trivia Quiz

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In the old days having a horse was the only means of transport and a lot of people use to own horses. Nowadays owning a horse is a sign of wealth. How equipped are you when it comes to riding a horse? Take up the test below on basic horsemanship and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In reference to the two point position, what are the two points refering to? 1__________________________and 2______________________
  • 2. 
     What are billets used for?  Why are there three billet straps?
  • 3. 
    Horses and ponies are measured from the ground to the withers in 'hands'.  One hand is equal to how many inches?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

  • 4. 
    What type of grass is Coastal Hay made from?
    • A. 

      Fescue

    • B. 

      Timmothy

    • C. 

      Bermuda

  • 5. 
    What description does not illustrate "on the bit"?
    • A. 

      Flexed at the poll

    • B. 

      Accepting the bit

    • C. 

      Responsive to the rider's aids

    • D. 

      Moving with impulsion

    • E. 

      Head nicely pulled to the chest

  • 6. 
    A horse measures more than                        hands. 
  • 7. 
    Prince of Whales and Tom Thumb are references to what?
    • A. 

      Types of spurs

    • B. 

      Types of bits

    • C. 

      Jousting knights that made English style riding so popular

    • D. 

      Style of horseshoes

  • 8. 
    A martingale is used to restrict a horse's head movement and thus discreases the rider's control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
                                                              is when the rider intentionally canters on the outside lead on a circle or bend, instead of the inside lead; a balancing and suppling exercise for the horse.
  • 10. 
    Assessing a horse's turnout in a show or in a lesson refers to (Check the descriptions that apply)
    • A. 

      Body condition

    • B. 

      Grooming

    • C. 

      Appropriateness of tack

    • D. 

      Being round when turning

    • E. 

      Approaching a jump on a turn

    • F. 

      Braiding

    • G. 

      Clipped muzzel

  • 11. 
    When setting up a course of jumps, the height of the jump is measured in increments of ___inch(es).                                                            .
  • 12. 
    The average length of a horse's canter stride is how many feet?
    • A. 

      24 feet

    • B. 

      12 feet

    • C. 

      6 feet

  • 13. 
    This is the sequence of hoof placement at the canter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What gate is this horse doing?
    • A. 

      Gallop

    • B. 

      Canter

    • C. 

      Walk

  • 15. 
    A correct line of balance means that what three body parts create a straight line?
    • A. 

      Wrist, elbow, shoulder

    • B. 

      Elbow, knee, toe

    • C. 

      Shoulder, hip, heal

    • D. 

      Shoulder, hip, toe

  • 16. 
    The ________________ ____________ removes excess water that acts as an insulator for heat.  This grooming tool is vital to keeping a horse from overheating. 
  • 17. 
    What is the purpose of bellboots?
    • A. 

      Protects the bulbs and heals of a horse's hooves

    • B. 

      Worn on horses that overreach

    • C. 

      Prevents a horse from accidentally pulling off his own shoe

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    An artificial aid is (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      A riding boot

    • B. 

      A spur

    • C. 

      A rider's leg

    • D. 

      A martingale

    • E. 

      Side reins

    • F. 

      Chaps

  • 19. 
    This picture shows how to determine your stirrup lenghth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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