Dmva Champs Quiz #1 - Horse Breeds

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Test your knowledge of horse breeds from 'Horse Breeds Of The World' by Nicola Swinney (Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This breed is the oldest documented ‘pure’ breed in the world.

    • A.

      Arab

    • B.

      Thoroughbred

    • C.

      Welsh

    • D.

      Morgan

    Correct Answer
    A. Arab
    Explanation
    The Arab breed is considered the oldest documented "pure" breed in the world. This means that its lineage can be traced back for centuries without any crossbreeding or mixing with other breeds. The Arab breed is known for its elegance, endurance, and intelligence, and it has had a significant influence on the development of many other horse breeds. Its purity and ancient lineage make it a highly respected and sought-after breed in the equine world.

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  • 2. 

    A breed associated with the Nez Perce Indians of the Northwest, they have a white ring around their iris (sclera), spotted skin, sparse mane and tail and striped hooves.

    • A.

      Quarter Horse

    • B.

      Arab

    • C.

      Mustang

    • D.

      Appaloosa

    Correct Answer
    D. Appaloosa
    Explanation
    The Appaloosa is the correct answer because it is a breed that is associated with the Nez Perce Indians of the Northwest. They are known for having a white ring around their iris (sclera), spotted skin, sparse mane and tail, and striped hooves. The other options, Quarter Horse, Arab, and Mustang, do not have these specific characteristics that are unique to the Appaloosa breed.

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  • 3. 

    America’s first breed, bred in the 1790's in Vermont. Known for it’s stamina, versatility, deep chest and good personality.

    • A.

      Appaloosa

    • B.

      Thoroughbred

    • C.

      Morgan

    • D.

      Selle Francais

    Correct Answer
    C. Morgan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Morgan. The Morgan breed was first bred in the 1790s in Vermont and is known for its stamina, versatility, deep chest, and good personality.

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  • 4. 

    Holsteins, Hanoverians, Oldenburgs, Selle-Francais and Trakehners are all examples of what closely controlled breeding group that produces a beautiful, talented, mid-weight all-around sport horse.

    • A.

      Warmblood

    • B.

      Draft

    • C.

      Gaited

    • D.

      Speed

    Correct Answer
    A. Warmblood
    Explanation
    Holsteins, Hanoverians, Oldenburgs, Selle-Francais, and Trakehners are all examples of warmblood horses. Warmbloods are a closely controlled breeding group that produces beautiful, talented, mid-weight all-around sport horses. They are known for their versatility and are commonly used in various equestrian disciplines such as dressage, show jumping, and eventing. Warmbloods are bred for their athleticism, temperament, and suitability for sport, making them highly sought after by riders and competitors.

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  • 5. 

    This breed was originally bred in the Southern United States to carry the owners of plantations around their lands and is known for it’s unique four-beat "running walk." They are popular in trail riding because of their smooth gaits, stamina and easy temper.

    • A.

      Saddlebred

    • B.

      Tennessee Walking Horse

    • C.

      Rocky Mountain Horse

    • D.

      Paso Fino

    Correct Answer
    B. Tennessee Walking Horse
    Explanation
    The Tennessee Walking Horse is the correct answer because it was originally bred in the Southern United States for the purpose of carrying plantation owners around their lands. It is known for its unique four-beat "running walk" gait, which is smooth and comfortable for riders. This breed is popular in trail riding due to its smooth gaits, stamina, and easy temperament.

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  • 6. 

    This breed, known for its speed and good looks, can trace it’s orgins back to just three sires from the 1700's: Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian or the Godolphin Arabian.

    • A.

      Arab

    • B.

      Thoroughbred

    • C.

      Morgan

    • D.

      Clydesdale

    Correct Answer
    B. Thoroughbred
    Explanation
    The Thoroughbred breed can be traced back to just three sires from the 1700s: Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian, and the Godolphin Arabian. These three horses are considered the foundation sires of the breed and have greatly influenced the characteristics of Thoroughbreds today. Thoroughbreds are known for their speed and good looks, making them a popular choice for horse racing and other equestrian sports.

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  • 7. 

    The United States is the only place where this horse is recognized as a breed as well as a color. Which is predominantly pale to dark gold, with white points.

    • A.

      Pinto

    • B.

      Palomino

    • C.

      Bay

    • D.

      Dun

    Correct Answer
    B. Palomino
    Explanation
    Palomino is the correct answer because it is a breed and color recognized only in the United States. Palominos are characterized by their predominantly pale to dark gold coat color, with white points. In other countries, horses with similar coloring may be referred to as "golden" or "isabella," but the term "palomino" specifically refers to this breed and color combination in the United States.

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  • 8. 

    Colors of this breed include Tobiano and Overo. Sometimes called a ‘Paint’ this is incorrect, since it is a breed and not a color-way.

    • A.

      Knabstrupper

    • B.

      Appaloosa

    • C.

      Palomino

    • D.

      Pinto

    Correct Answer
    D. Pinto
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pinto. Pinto is a term used to describe a horse with a coat color pattern characterized by large patches of white and any other color. The question states that the breed in question can have colors such as Tobiano and Overo, which are both coat patterns commonly seen in Pinto horses. The question also mentions that the breed is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "Paint," but it is important to note that Paint is not a breed but a color registry for horses with specific coat patterns, including Tobiano and Overo. Therefore, the correct answer is Pinto, which is a breed and not just a color-way.

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  • 9. 

    Only breed of horse that has 17 ribs, 5 lumbar vertebrae and 16 tail bones. All other breeds have 18 ribs, 6 lumbar vertebrae and 18 tail bones.

    • A.

      Arab

    • B.

      Morgan

    • C.

      Shetland Pony

    • D.

      Quarter Horse

    Correct Answer
    A. Arab
    Explanation
    The Arab breed of horse is the only breed that has 17 ribs, 5 lumbar vertebrae, and 16 tail bones. This is in contrast to all other breeds, which have 18 ribs, 6 lumbar vertebrae, and 18 tail bones.

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  • 10. 

    The Mustang is a free-roaming horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. They are often referred to as wild, but since they are descended from once domesticated horses they can be classified as...

    • A.

      Collected

    • B.

      Savage

    • C.

      Burro

    • D.

      Feral

    Correct Answer
    D. Feral
    Explanation
    The correct answer is feral. The Mustangs are often referred to as wild, but since they are descended from once domesticated horses, they can be classified as feral. Feral animals are domesticated animals that have returned to the wild and are living and breeding in a natural environment without human control or intervention.

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  • 11. 

    A Cremello is the only true ‘white’ horse, since to be included in the Cremello registry a horse must have:

    • A.

      Blue eyes

    • B.

      Pink skin with no mottling or spots

    • C.

      White hair with no freckles

    • D.

      White hooves with no stripes

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink skin with no mottling or spots
    Explanation
    All true white horses have pink skin.

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  • 12. 

    A combination breed, this is a cross between a Thoroughbred and a Quarter Horse.AQHA has created a special registry and numbering system for these Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred crosses.

    • A.

      Standardbred

    • B.

      Appendix

    • C.

      Appaloosa

    • D.

      Anglo-Arab

    Correct Answer
    B. Appendix
    Explanation
    These horses are considered Quarter Horses, but are named for the registry system created for them — Appendix. They are denoted by a registration certificate that is white with a gold border (or completely gold if you have an older-style certificate) instead of blue. Their registration numbers also begin with an X.

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  • 13. 

    This breed from the Netherlands is thought to be a foundation stock for the American Morgan horse because of it’s black/brown coat, powerful neck and feathered fetlocks and wavy tail.

    • A.

      Friesian

    • B.

      Shire

    • C.

      Percheron

    • D.

      Clydesdale

    Correct Answer
    A. Friesian
    Explanation
    The Friesian breed from the Netherlands is believed to be a foundation stock for the American Morgan horse due to its characteristics such as a black/brown coat, powerful neck, feathered fetlocks, and wavy tail. These traits are similar to those found in the American Morgan horse, suggesting a possible ancestral connection between the two breeds.

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  • 14. 

    This almost extinct breed from Russia is renowned for it’s beauty is thought to be older than the Arab. Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and Genghis Khan were all fans.

    • A.

      Palomino

    • B.

      Haflinger

    • C.

      Oldenburg

    • D.

      Akhal-Teke

    Correct Answer
    D. Akhal-Teke
    Explanation
    The Akhal-Teke breed from Russia is known for its beauty and is believed to be older than the Arab breed. This breed has gained popularity and admiration from historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, and Genghis Khan.

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  • 15. 

    Only members of this heavy/draught breed bred in La Perche may be entered into this breed book. They were used to pull the heavy French mail coaches.

    • A.

      Shire

    • B.

      Percheron

    • C.

      Belgian

    • D.

      Clydesdale

    Correct Answer
    B. Percheron
    Explanation
    Percheron is the correct answer because the passage states that only members of this breed bred in La Perche can be entered into the breed book. Additionally, it mentions that they were used to pull heavy French mail coaches, which aligns with the characteristics of the Percheron breed known for their strength and ability to perform heavy draft work.

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