Dmva Champs Quiz #2 - Pony Breeds

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Dmva Champs Quiz #2 - Pony Breeds

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 has taken it. Good luck! Miss Mary


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    In the United States a pony is any equine that is _______ hands or smaller at the withers.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    With the exception of the Arab, all horses and ponies have ____ bones in their bodies.    Humans have 206.
  • 13. 
    True or False: a pony can breath out of it’s mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 15. 
    Ponies, horses, zebras and donkeys all belong to the ______ genus, of the family ‘Equidae’.
    • A. 

      Equus

    • B. 

      Horsey

    • C. 

      Brabant

    • D. 

      Caballus

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