English Horse Riding Quiz

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English Horse Riding Quiz - Quiz

Quiz yourself on english tack, jumping, horse care, and safety.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these saddles is LEAST suitable for jumping?

    • A.

      All purpose english saddle

    • B.

      Saddle-Seat Saddle

    • C.

      Synthetic All Purpose Saddle

    • D.

      Forward Seat Saddle

    Correct Answer
    B. Saddle-Seat Saddle
    Explanation
    All purpose saddles and "forward seat" saddles (which are meant for jumping) provide good structure for your posture and your horse while jumping, and both leather and synthetics are suitable. However, saddle-seat saddles are not suitable for jumping.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of cross country jump is this? 

    • A.

      Bank

    • B.

      Tri-top

    • C.

      Arrowhead

    • D.

      Coop

    Correct Answer
    D. Coop
    Explanation
    Coops are triangular jumps, and are very common cross country jumps because they are inviting to your horse.

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  • 3. 

    Which colors of show coats are allowed for informal competitions? (according to the United States Pony Club) You may select more than one.

    • A.

      Navy Blue

    • B.

      Grey

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Hunter Green

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Navy Blue
    B. Grey
    D. Hunter Green
    Explanation
    Black is acceptable for formal competitions only, such as upper level dressage.

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  • 4. 

    When looking at conformation of a jumping horse, what are the most desirable features of their shoulder?

    • A.

      Long, sloping shoulder

    • B.

      Medium, gently sloping shoulder

    • C.

      Short, upright shoulder

    Correct Answer
    A. Long, sloping shoulder
    Explanation
    A long, sloping shoulder helps the horse to take a longer, fuller stride.

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  • 5. 

    Dropped nosebands are allowed in dressage in 2nd Level.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    These nosebands are allowed in Training, 1st, and 2nd Level USEF dressage.

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  • 6. 

    A jump combination in which the horse lands after the first jump and immediately jumps over the second jump (with no strides inbetween) is called a ______ jump.

    Correct Answer
    bounce
    Explanation
    A jump combination in which the horse lands after the first jump and immediately jumps over the second jump (with no strides in between) is called a bounce jump. This type of jump requires the horse to have good balance, coordination, and athleticism to successfully execute the combination without taking any strides in between the jumps. The term "bounce" accurately describes the quick and seamless nature of this type of jump.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these haters is a "safety halter" that will break when under extreme pressure?

    Correct Answer
    C.
    Explanation
    Leather halters or halters with a leather crown-piece will break if the horse is pulling so hard that it could damage its head.

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  • 8. 

    Two Point position and jumping position are the same thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Two Point position is just another name for jumping position. It is called "two point" because all your weight is on two points: your left foot and your right foot.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these foods is toxic to horses?

    • A.

      Watermelon

    • B.

      Tomatoes

    • C.

      Bananas

    • D.

      Broccoli

    Correct Answer
    B. Tomatoes
    Explanation
    Tomatoes are toxic to horses because they contain a substance called solanine, which is harmful to them. When horses consume tomatoes, it can lead to gastrointestinal upset, colic, and even more severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing and heart irregularities. Therefore, it is important to avoid feeding tomatoes to horses to ensure their well-being and prevent any potential health issues.

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  • 10. 

    A horse bending or rounding his neck down is also called "being on the ________".  (Although in thise picture, the horse's neck is rounded too much.) 

    • A.

      On the round

    • B.

      On the flex

    • C.

      On the vertical

    • D.

      On the piaffe

    Correct Answer
    C. On the vertical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on the vertical". This term refers to when a horse bends or rounds its neck down, bringing its nose closer to the vertical line. In the given picture, the horse's neck is rounded too much, indicating an exaggerated version of being on the vertical.

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  • 11. 

    Which one of these horses is using a RUNNING MARTINGALE?

    Correct Answer
    A.
    Explanation
    A running martingale encourages the horse to keep his head down. The other pictures showed a breast collar, standing martingale, and grass reins.

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