Dmva Champs Quiz #2 - Pony Breeds

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Dmva Champs Quiz #2 - Pony Breeds - Quiz

Pony breeds and knowledge, from "Horse Breeds of the World" by Nicola Swinney, a book on the resource list.
Questions are grouped 1-5, Novice, 6-10, Training level and 11-15 Preliminary.
Note: if the question asks you to enter a number like a pony height, enter it as 15.2 or 13.1 or 12.0
Also, we get 10 'free' quiz takers so please just take this quiz once (we have six team members and might add a seventh, and Daniel Irons is auditing). Email me if you'd like to re-take it to get a better score, I will let you know when everyone Read morehas taken it.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This cute little fella comes from Scotland and is said to be the oldest native breed in Britain. He’s also one of the smaller ponies but very strong with great endurance.

    • A.

      Welsh

    • B.

      Shetland

    • C.

      Connemara

    • D.

      Morgan

    Correct Answer
    B. Shetland
    Explanation
    The Shetland pony is the correct answer because it is a native breed from Scotland and is known to be the oldest native breed in Britain. It is also mentioned that this pony is small in size but has great strength and endurance, which aligns with the characteristics of the Shetland pony.

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  • 2. 

    The Welsh Pony, known for it’s curved neck and slender legs, comes from which country?

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      Scotland

    • C.

      Wales

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    C. Wales
    Explanation
    Julius Ceasar was known to have established a stud farm there, and the Welsh pony is thought to be a descendant of these horses.

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  • 3. 

    This strong and agile pony  from Ireland has a compact body and handsome head and eye.

    • A.

      Connemara

    • B.

      Arab

    • C.

      New Forest

    • D.

      Shetland

    Correct Answer
    A. Connemara
    Explanation
    Some of it’s bloodstock is rumored to be from stallions that swam to shore after the Spanish Armada ships wrecked on the Irish coast after they were blown off course in 1588.

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  • 4. 

    This American pony breed is relatively new, having been founded in 1954 in Iowa. The foundation sire was an Arabian/Appaloosa/Shetland mix with Appaloosa markings named Black Hand.

    • A.

      Appaloosa

    • B.

      Arappaland

    • C.

      Knabstrupper

    • D.

      Pony Of The Americas

    Correct Answer
    D. Pony Of The Americas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pony Of The Americas. The explanation is that the Pony Of The Americas is a relatively new American pony breed that was founded in 1954 in Iowa. The foundation sire of this breed was a mix of Arabian, Appaloosa, and Shetland with Appaloosa markings named Black Hand.

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  • 5. 

    In the United States a pony is any equine that is _______ hands or smaller at the withers.

    Correct Answer
    14.2
    Explanation
    In the United States, a pony is defined as any equine that is 14.2 hands or smaller at the withers. The term "hands" is a unit of measurement used to determine the height of a horse or pony. The withers is the highest point on the horse's back, just before the neck begins. Therefore, if a horse or pony measures 14.2 hands or less at this point, it is considered a pony in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    A versatile, stocky large pony/ small horse From the Austrian Alps, usually chestnut with a pale mane and tail (points).

    • A.

      Shire

    • B.

      Shetland

    • C.

      Percheron

    • D.

      Haflinger

    Correct Answer
    D. Haflinger
    Explanation
    The foundation sire of this breed was Folie.

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  • 7. 

    This American pony breed from two islands off the Virginia coast is considered feral since it is believed to have descended from horses that swam to shore from a wrecked Spanish galleon.

    • A.

      Chincoteague

    • B.

      Auxois

    • C.

      Criollo

    • D.

      Connemara

    Correct Answer
    A. Chincoteague
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chincoteague. The Chincoteague pony breed is believed to have descended from horses that swam to shore from a wrecked Spanish galleon. These ponies are considered feral and are found on two islands off the Virginia coast.

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  • 8. 

    This little powerhouse comes from Norway and is closely related to the most primitive horse, the Przewalski Horse.

    • A.

      Norwegian

    • B.

      Dunean

    • C.

      Swedian

    • D.

      Fjord

    Correct Answer
    D. Fjord
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fjord. The explanation for this is that the fjord is a breed of horse that originates from Norway and is closely related to the Przewalski Horse, which is considered the most primitive horse. The fjord horse is known for its strength and versatility, making it a popular choice for various equestrian activities.

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  • 9. 

    There is no word for ‘pony’ in this island’s language but at 13 -14 hands this horse is a pony. Originally brought to the island by the Vikings this pony is gaited, with a running walk that is similar to the rack. Choose the pony’s breed and island home:

    • A.

      Greenlandic (Greenland)

    • B.

      Icelandic (Iceland)

    • C.

      Hispanic (Cuba)

    • D.

      Canadian (Canada)

    Correct Answer
    B. Icelandic (Iceland)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Icelandic (Iceland). The explanation is that the pony described in the question is originally brought to the island by the Vikings, and it is gaited with a running walk similar to the rack. Icelandic horses are known for their unique gaits, including the tölt, which is a smooth four-beat gait. Therefore, the breed of the pony described in the question is most likely Icelandic, and the island home is Iceland.

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  • 10. 

    Not a breed, but a combination of speed, intellegence and agility essential in a particular horse sport. Also not usually a pony, averaging about 15- 16 hands. But still the popular title remains:

    • A.

      Fox Hunter

    • B.

      Steeplechaser

    • C.

      Dressage Pony

    • D.

      Polo Pony

    Correct Answer
    D. Polo Pony
    Explanation
    A polo pony is the correct answer because it is a combination of speed, intelligence, and agility that is essential in the sport of polo. While it is not a specific breed, polo ponies are typically not ponies in size, averaging about 15-16 hands. Despite this, the popular title for this combination of traits in a horse for polo remains "Polo Pony".

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  • 11. 

    For a breed to be considered _______, it must be descended from horses or ponies that were once domesticated but left to run loose.  The Chincoteague Pony is an example of this.

    • A.

      Wild

    • B.

      Feral

    • C.

      Miniature

    • D.

      Gelding

    Correct Answer
    B. Feral
    Explanation
    A breed is considered feral if it is descended from domesticated horses or ponies that were left to run loose. The Chincoteague Pony is an example of this, as it is descended from domesticated horses that were left to roam freely on the island of Chincoteague. Feral animals are not truly wild, as they have a history of domestication, but they have adapted to survive and reproduce in the wild without human intervention.

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  • 12. 

    With the exception of the Arab, all horses and ponies have ____ bones in their bodies.    Humans have 206.

    Correct Answer
    205
    Explanation
    This is a generalization for the D to lower C level of knowledge. Actually some members of some breeds have less than the Arab, and some Arabs have 205.

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  • 13. 

    True or False: a pony can breath out of it’s mouth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ponies, like all mammals, breathe through their nostrils, not their mouths. The nostrils are specifically designed for inhaling and exhaling air, while the mouth is primarily used for eating and drinking. Therefore, it is false to say that a pony can breathe out of its mouth.

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  • 14. 

    For a breed to be considered truly _______, it must NOT have descended from horses or ponies that were once domesticated but then left to roam. The Przewalski Horse (really a pony) is the only true equine like this in existence.

    • A.

      Wild

    • B.

      Feral

    • C.

      Miniature

    • D.

      Gelding

    Correct Answer
    A. Wild
    Explanation
    A breed is considered truly wild if it has not descended from domesticated horses or ponies that were once domesticated but then left to roam. The Przewalski Horse is the only equine breed that meets this criteria, as it is not descended from domesticated horses or ponies. Therefore, the correct answer is "Wild".

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  • 15. 

    Ponies, horses, zebras and donkeys all belong to the ______ genus, of the family ‘Equidae’.

    • A.

      Equus

    • B.

      Horsey

    • C.

      Brabant

    • D.

      Caballus

    Correct Answer
    A. Equus
    Explanation
    Ponies, horses, zebras, and donkeys all belong to the same genus, which is Equus. The genus Equus is a taxonomic classification that includes all these animals. The other options, Horsey, Brabant, and Caballus, are not correct because they do not represent the genus to which these animals belong.

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