Equine Behavior Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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How do you feel about horses? Horses are fantastic, majestic creatures. They can be ridden, trained, and raced, or kept in a stable as a pet. With this quiz, you will be asked a plethora of questions about Equine behavior and what it means when the horse is trying to communicate something to you. You will also be shown pictures of horses and asked multiple-choice questions. Don’t forget to take your certificate once you have finished this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which picture does this horse look more relaxed?
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

  • 2. 
    Your horse slips while going round a cross country course. He recovers and finishes the course fine, and seems OK. 3 days later, he starts refusing to go forwards when you ride him – is it likely that these events are related?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    You have problems loading your horse and want to train him to load easily, but only have access to a trailer once a week. Will your horse be able to improve when only trained once a week?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Is the horse on the right being unfriendly to his neighbour?  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    You are at a local competition and your horse runs out at a jump. You fall off. It takes you a few seconds to get back on your feet, after which you give your horse a smack with your crop. What will your horse learn from this action?
    • A. 

      Not to run out at jumps

    • B. 

      That you commit random acts of violence and should not be trusted!

    • C. 

      He will learn nothing from it

  • 6. 
    When is the best time to feed a horse treats?
    • A. 

      Anytime, provided you give them carefully and not too often

    • B. 

      At the end of a good ride

    • C. 

      As an instant reward for doing what you wanted

  • 7. 
    Does this saddle fit this horse?  If not, put a tick next to all the problems you can see.  
    • A. 

      Too narrow

    • B. 

      Too wide

    • C. 

      Too short

    • D. 

      Fits the horse

  • 8. 
    Your horse has recently become difficult to mount. She won’t approach the mounting block and is refusing to approach from further away from the block over time. Of the options below, which two would you try first?  
    • A. 

      Call your vet

    • B. 

      Try her bareback

    • C. 

      Move her on more firmly

    • D. 

      Call a qualified saddle fitter

    • E. 

      Do different work to improve her leading

  • 9. 
    You are leading your horse out of her field. She starts whinnying before barging into you, knocking you over, then heading back away from the gate.  What is a likely cause of this behaviour?  
    • A. 

      More interested in being with other horses

    • B. 

      Pain

    • C. 

      Fear

    • D. 

      Would prefer to eat grass than work!

  • 10. 
    From the body language in this picture, which horse do you think is ‘the boss’  
    • A. 

      Horse on left

    • B. 

      Horse on right

  • 11. 
    Recently you have fallen off your horse a few times because he is bucking. When he bucks, he puts his head down and in, stays on one spot and stops as soon as you fall off. What is the most likely reason for this?  
    • A. 

      Poorly fitting saddle

    • B. 

      Inexperienced horse

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Has learned to get rid of his rider!

  • 12. 
    Your horse has been on box rest for 6 weeks, with minimal handling. Would you expect him to be more obedient to you after this period?  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Does this behaviour look like play or serious aggression?  
    • A. 

      Play

    • B. 

      Aggression

  • 14. 
    You have recently bought an 18 year old horse, he is very good in most respects, but has a habit of moving off as soon as you mount. Can you change his behaviour at his age?  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    Which horse is paying more attention to his rider in these pictures?  
    • A. 

      Pony on left

    • B. 

      Horse on right

  • 16. 
    Of these five horses, which would you feel safest to approach:
    • Max, who is moving towards you, with his head down and his muzzle tucked in
    • Tango, who has just swished her tail, and has turned her hind quarters towards you
    • Elvis, who is standing dozing, with his ears relaxed, nearer to horizontal than vertical and eyes closed.
    • Red, who is grazing with one ear pointing towards you
    • Missy who has turned her head towards you, ears are down and flat back
    • A. 

      Max

    • B. 

      Tango

    • C. 

      Elvis

    • D. 

      Red

    • E. 

      Missy

  • 17. 
    Your horse is crib-biting. You already know that physically preventing him from doing this is unkind. Might any of the following help reduce how often he does this? (tick all that might help).
    • A. 

      Increase turnout with other horses

    • B. 

      Feed more fat

    • C. 

      Check for and treat pain

    • D. 

      Reduce fitness

    • E. 

      Increase time spent eating

    • F. 

      Feed oats

    • G. 

      Stick to a strict routine

  • 18. 
    Does this browband look like it fits this horse?  
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    What is the minimum number of times a horse has to have either a very good or a very bad experience to learn from it?  
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      >10

  • 20. 
    Your horse has always been a good jumper. In the last few weeks, she has started making a slow controlled stop before fences but is very good otherwise. What is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Laziness

    • C. 

      Boredom

    • D. 

      Being naughty

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