Do You Really Know Horses?

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Do You Really Know Horses? - Quiz


This quiz wil test your TRUE DEDICATION TO EQUINE KNOWLEDGE!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the horse executes a slow, elevated trot without moving forward, what is this Dressage movement?

    • A.

      Pirouette

    • B.

      Piaffe

    • C.

      Slow Trot

    • D.

      Half Pass

    Correct Answer
    B. Piaffe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Piaffe. Piaffe is a dressage movement where the horse trots in place, with a slow, elevated trot without moving forward. It is a highly collected and controlled movement that requires a great deal of balance, strength, and engagement from the horse. In the piaffe, the horse maintains a rhythmic and cadenced trot while remaining in one spot, displaying impressive collection and suspension.

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  • 2. 

    True or False? The "Extensor Tendon" is a part of the horse's neck.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. The extensor tendon is not a part of the horse's neck. The extensor tendon is a long, strong tendon that runs down the back of the horse's leg, from the knee or hock to the pastern and attaches to the coffin bone. It helps to extend or straighten the leg when the horse is in motion.

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  • 3. 

    Fill in the blank: Horses have spectacular vison. They can see almost a full ___° around.

    • A.

      150°

    • B.

      180°

    • C.

      280°

    • D.

      360°

    Correct Answer
    D. 360°
    Explanation
    Horses have a wide field of vision, allowing them to see almost a full 360° around them. This means that they can see in almost all directions without needing to turn their head. This wide field of vision is an important adaptation for horses as prey animals, as it allows them to detect potential threats from all angles and react quickly to ensure their safety.

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  • 4. 

    What is the piece of the English bridle that goes over the horse's forehead?

    • A.

      Brow band

    • B.

      Forelock Band

    • C.

      Crown Piece

    • D.

      Crown

    Correct Answer
    A. Brow band
    Explanation
    The piece of the English bridle that goes over the horse's forehead is called the brow band. This band is typically made of leather or other materials and is attached to the headstall of the bridle. It helps to keep the bridle in place and prevent it from sliding down the horse's face. The brow band also often serves as a decorative element, with designs or embellishments added to enhance the bridle's appearance.

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  • 5. 

    A baby female horse is called a ______.

    • A.

      Filly

    • B.

      Yearling

    • C.

      Gelding

    • D.

      Colt

    Correct Answer
    A. Filly
    Explanation
    A baby female horse is called a filly. This term is used specifically for young female horses, usually under the age of four. The term "filly" is commonly used in the horse racing industry to refer to young, female racehorses.

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  • 6. 

    The jump that has it's poles in the shape of an "X" is called a _____.

    • A.

      Crosscountry Jump

    • B.

      Crossrail

    • C.

      X-rail

    • D.

      An X jump

    Correct Answer
    B. Crossrail
    Explanation
    A jump that has its poles in the shape of an "X" is called a crossrail. This type of jump is commonly used in equestrian sports, particularly in show jumping and cross-country events. The "X" shape of the poles helps to create a visually challenging obstacle for the horse and rider, requiring them to carefully navigate and clear the jump. The term "crossrail" accurately describes the physical structure and purpose of this type of jump.

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  • 7. 

    What is the "V" shaped part on the bottom of a horse's foot?

    • A.

      Frog

    • B.

      Patella

    • C.

      The V bone

    • D.

      Toad

    Correct Answer
    A. Frog
    Explanation
    The "V" shaped part on the bottom of a horse's foot is called the frog. The frog is a soft, triangular structure that extends from the heel to the middle of the hoof. It acts as a shock absorber, helping to cushion the horse's foot when it lands on the ground. The frog also aids in circulation by pumping blood back up the leg. Additionally, it provides traction and grip, especially on slippery surfaces.

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  • 8. 

    What color is dun?

    • A.

      Gold color, with black dorsal stripe and leg stripes

    • B.

      Redish color, with a white face and socks

    • C.

      Grey, with a black dorsal stripe and shoulder stripes

    • D.

      Same as Palimino

    Correct Answer
    A. Gold color, with black dorsal stripe and leg stripes
    Explanation
    Dun is a color that is characterized by a gold hue, along with a black dorsal stripe and leg stripes. This coloration is distinct and unique to dun horses. It is not redish with a white face and socks, grey with black dorsal stripe and shoulder stripes, or the same as Palomino.

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  • 9. 

    What type of Hunter show tail braid consists of tightly braiding the horse's tail down from the top, then rolling up the braid into a little ball at the tip of the tailbone?

    • A.

      Windmill Braid

    • B.

      Regular Hunter Braid

    • C.

      Pinwheel Braid

    Correct Answer
    C. Pinwheel Braid
    Explanation
    The Pinwheel Braid is a type of Hunter show tail braid that involves tightly braiding the horse's tail from the top and then rolling up the braid into a small ball at the tip of the tailbone. This style is commonly used in Hunter competitions to give the horse's tail a neat and tidy appearance.

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  • 10. 

    What gait is faster than a canter, but slower and more collected than a gallop?

    Correct Answer
    hand gallop
    Explanation
    A hand gallop is a gait that is faster than a canter but slower and more collected than a gallop. It is a controlled and balanced gait that allows the horse to cover more ground than a canter, but still maintain some level of collection and control. This gait is often used in equestrian disciplines such as show jumping or hunter/jumper competitions, where riders need to navigate obstacles or perform precise movements at a slightly faster pace than a canter.

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