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Horses are beautiful and intelligent animals that live in the wild or on a farm. Their coat is short except for longer hair on the mane and tail. During this quiz, you will be asked questions like what a white marking on a horse’s forehead is called and a breed of horse that originated in America from one foundation stallion. This quiz will show you why horses are elegant and majestic creatures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A white marking on a horse's forehead is called a:

    • A.

      Star

    • B.

      Stripe

    • C.

      Spot

    • D.

      Snip

    Correct Answer
    A. Star
    Explanation
    A white marking on a horse's forehead is called a star because it is a common term used in horse anatomy to describe a specific type of marking. A star is a white marking that appears in the shape of a star on the horse's forehead. This marking can vary in size and shape, but it is typically round or oval with multiple points or branches. The term "star" is widely recognized and used among horse enthusiasts and professionals to describe this particular marking on a horse's forehead.

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  • 2. 

    A breed of horse that originated in America from one foundation stallion was the

    • A.

      Standardbred

    • B.

      Tennessee Walker

    • C.

      Morgan

    • D.

      Quarter Horse

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarter Horse
    Explanation
    The Quarter Horse is the correct answer because it is a breed of horse that originated in America from one foundation stallion. This breed is known for its versatility, agility, and speed, making it ideal for ranch work, racing, and other equestrian activities. The Quarter Horse has a compact and muscular build, with a calm and willing temperament. It is one of the most popular horse breeds in the United States and is recognized for its ability to sprint short distances, hence the name "Quarter Horse."

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  • 3. 

    The pony with Arabian and Quarter horse characteristics and Appaloosa coloring is called a:

    • A.

      Shetland

    • B.

      Pony of the Americas (POA)

    • C.

      Welsh

    • D.

      Hackney

    Correct Answer
    B. Pony of the Americas (POA)
    Explanation
    The Pony of the Americas (POA) is the correct answer because it is a breed that combines Arabian and Quarter horse characteristics with Appaloosa coloring. The POA is known for its versatility, athleticism, and colorful coat patterns, making it a popular choice for both children and adults in various disciplines such as showing, trail riding, and driving.

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  • 4. 

    The part of the halter that lies behind a horse's ears and is usually buckled into place is called the:

    • A.

      Noseband

    • B.

      Cheekpiece

    • C.

      Throatlatch

    • D.

      Crownpiece

    Correct Answer
    D. Crownpiece
    Explanation
    The part of the halter that lies behind a horse's ears and is usually buckled into place is called the crownpiece. This is the strap that goes over the horse's poll, or the top of its head, and connects the cheekpieces on either side. It is an essential part of the halter as it helps to secure the halter in place and provides stability and comfort for the horse.

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  • 5. 

    A "hand," used to measure horses' height is a distance of:

    • A.

      2 inches

    • B.

      3 inches

    • C.

      4 inches

    • D.

      5 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 inches
    Explanation
    A "hand" is a unit of measurement commonly used to measure the height of horses. It is equal to 4 inches.

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  • 6. 

    The part of the saddle that comes up highest behind the riders seat is the:

    • A.

      Horn

    • B.

      Cantle

    • C.

      Skirt

    • D.

      Pommel

    Correct Answer
    B. Cantle
    Explanation
    The cantle is the correct answer because it is the part of the saddle that comes up highest behind the rider's seat. It provides support and security to the rider by preventing them from sliding backward. The cantle is typically raised and padded to ensure a comfortable and secure riding experience.

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  • 7. 

    The part of a bit that extends form the mouthpiece to where the reins attach is called the:

    • A.

      Shank

    • B.

      Curb

    • C.

      Cheek

    • D.

      Spade

    Correct Answer
    C. Cheek
    Explanation
    The part of a bit that extends from the mouthpiece to where the reins attach is called the cheek. The cheek is an important component of a bit as it provides stability and support for the mouthpiece. It also allows for the attachment of the reins, which are used to control the horse's movements. The cheek can vary in length and design depending on the type of bit and the desired level of control.

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  • 8. 

    A white leg marking that extends to the knee or hock is called a:

    • A.

      Fetlock

    • B.

      Stocking

    • C.

      Pastern

    • D.

      Coronet

    Correct Answer
    B. Stocking
    Explanation
    A white leg marking that extends to the knee or hock is called a stocking. This term is used to describe a white marking on a horse's leg that covers a large portion of the leg, from the hoof up to the knee or hock. It is named after the resemblance it bears to a human stocking, which covers the entire leg. This marking can vary in size and shape, but it typically covers a significant portion of the leg.

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  • 9. 

    A loop of rope attached to a wooden stick and used on a horse's upper lip to control him is called a:

    • A.

      Switch

    • B.

      Twitch

    • C.

      Restraint

    • D.

      Stifle

    Correct Answer
    B. Twitch
    Explanation
    A loop of rope attached to a wooden stick and used on a horse's upper lip to control him is called a twitch. A twitch is commonly used by horse handlers to distract or calm a horse during procedures such as veterinary treatments or grooming. The loop of rope is twisted around the horse's upper lip and then twisted tighter, creating pressure that causes a release of endorphins, which can help relax the horse. This technique is often used as a temporary and non-harmful method of restraint.

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  • 10. 

    Splints are bony enlargements on the inside of a horse's:

    • A.

      Fetlocks

    • B.

      Cannon bones

    • C.

      Knees

    • D.

      Gaskins

    Correct Answer
    B. Cannon bones
    Explanation
    Splints are bony enlargements that occur on the inside of a horse's cannon bones. The cannon bones are the long bones located between the horse's knees and fetlocks. Splints can develop due to stress or injury to the splint bones, which are small bones located alongside the cannon bone. They can cause lameness and discomfort for the horse.

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  • 11. 

    Which is NOT a type of bit:

    • A.

      Happy Mouth

    • B.

      Eggbutt

    • C.

      Myler Gag

    • D.

      Kimberwicke

    Correct Answer
    C. Myler Gag
    Explanation
    The Myler Gag is not a type of bit. The other options listed - Happy Mouth, Eggbutt, and Kimberwicke - are all types of bits commonly used in horse riding. The Myler Gag is not a bit, but rather a type of bitting system designed by Myler, which includes a combination of different mouthpieces and cheekpieces.

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