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An apology is the study of horses. In earlier day’s horses were one of the most convenient ways of transport, but today owning a horse is seen as a luxury most can’t afford. Just how much do you know about different horse breeds and how to take care of these majestic animals? Do you know how many bones a horse has? Get to learn some more using this hippology questions in this trivia knowledge quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Which external parasite comes in biting and sucking?

    Explanation
    Lice are external parasites that come in biting and sucking forms. They infest the hair and skin of humans and animals, feeding on blood and causing itching and irritation. These parasites have specialized mouthparts that allow them to both bite and suck, enabling them to pierce the skin and feed on blood. Lice are common among school-aged children and can easily spread through close contact or sharing personal items such as combs or hats. Treatment usually involves using medicated shampoos or lotions to kill the lice and their eggs.

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  • 2. 

    What is it called when the toe of the hindfoot strikes the forefoot?

    Explanation
    The term "forging" refers to the action of the toe of the hindfoot striking the forefoot.

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  • 3. 

    Where is the blemish shoe boil located?

    Explanation
    The blemish shoe boil is located on the elbow.

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  • 4. 

    What are the 5 basic coat colors? (Use commas to separate the answers)

    Explanation
    The 5 basic coat colors for horses are bay, black, gray, chestnut, and dun. These colors are considered the foundation colors and can be found in various horse breeds. Bay is a reddish-brown color with black points, while black is a solid black color. Brown is a darker shade of bay, often with a darker mane and tail. Chestnut is a reddish-brown color without black points. White refers to horses with a white coat and pink skin. These colors are used to describe and identify different horses based on their coat color.

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  • 5. 

    The top of the tooth protruding above the gum.

    • A.

      Molars

    • B.

      Crown

    • C.

      Incisors

    Correct Answer
    B. Crown
    Explanation
    The term "crown" refers to the top part of a tooth that is visible above the gum line. It is the part of the tooth that is exposed to the mouth and is responsible for biting and chewing food. The crown is typically covered in enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body. In this context, "crown" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the top part of the tooth that protrudes above the gum.

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  • 6. 

    The slender teeth in the front of the mouth used for biting.

    • A.

      Crown

    • B.

      Incisors

    • C.

      Molars

    Correct Answer
    B. Incisors
    Explanation
    Incisors are the slender teeth located in the front of the mouth that are used for biting. They have a sharp, thin edge that allows for cutting and tearing food. Incisors are important for the initial stages of food consumption and play a role in speech production as well.

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  • 7. 

    The rear grinding teeth of the horse.

    • A.

      Incisors

    • B.

      Molars

    • C.

      Wolf teeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Molars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is molars. The molars are the rear grinding teeth of the horse. They have a flat surface with ridges that help in chewing and grinding food. The molars are located towards the back of the horse's mouth and are responsible for breaking down and grinding the food before it is swallowed.

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  • 8. 

    How many beats to the trot?

    Correct Answer
    2
    two
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the number of beats to the trot. The answer "2" and "two" both indicate that there are two beats to the trot. In a trot, the horse's legs move in diagonal pairs, with the front and hind legs on opposite sides moving together. This creates a rhythmic two-beat gait. Therefore, both "2" and "two" accurately represent the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    How many beats in the walk?

    Correct Answer
    4
    four
    Explanation
    The question asks for the number of beats in the walk. The answer provided is "4" and "four", which both indicate the same number. Therefore, the correct answer is either "4" or "four", as they both represent the number of beats in the walk.

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  • 10. 

    Donkeys have chestnuts only on the front legs and not on the hind legs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Donkeys have chestnuts only on the front legs and not on the hind legs. Chestnuts are horny growths or calluses found on the inside of a horse or donkey's legs. They are located above the knee on the front legs and above the hock on the hind legs. Since the statement specifically mentions that donkeys have chestnuts only on the front legs, it implies that they do not have chestnuts on the hind legs. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 11. 

    The pectoral muscles are located in the horse's chest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The pectoral muscles are indeed located in the horse's chest. These muscles are responsible for the movement and support of the forelimbs, allowing the horse to perform actions such as walking, trotting, and cantering. The pectoral muscles are crucial for the horse's overall strength and mobility in the front end of its body.

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  • 12. 

    Vitamins A D E and K are fat-soluble vitamins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble vitamins because they can dissolve in and be stored in fat tissues. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, which are not stored in the body and are excreted through urine, fat-soluble vitamins can be stored for longer periods in the liver and fatty tissues. These vitamins are essential for various bodily functions, including vision (vitamin A), bone health (vitamin D), antioxidant protection (vitamin E), and blood clotting (vitamin K).

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  • 13. 

    A male donkey.

    Correct Answer
    Jack
  • 14. 

    The offspring of a female horse and a male donkey.

    Correct Answer
    mule
    Explanation
    A mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. Mules are known for their strength and endurance, making them useful as working animals. They inherit certain characteristics from both parents, such as the donkey's ability to withstand harsh conditions and the horse's speed and agility. This combination of traits makes mules highly valued in various industries, including agriculture and transportation.

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  • 15. 

    Where did the welsh pony originate from?

    Correct Answer
    wales
    Explanation
    The Welsh pony originated from Wales.

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  • 16. 

    Where did the shetland pony originate from?

    Correct Answer
    shetland isle
    Explanation
    The shetland pony originated from the Shetland Isle.

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  • 17. 

    How many teeth does the mature male horse have?

    Correct Answer
    40
    forty
    Explanation
    The mature male horse has 40 teeth.

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  • 18. 

    What is another name for blood worms?

    Correct Answer
    strongyles
    Explanation
    Blood worms are also known as strongyles.

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  • 19. 

    What is another name for Azutoria?

    Correct Answer
    Monday morning sickness
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Monday morning sickness," is another name for Azutoria. This suggests that Azutoria is a term used to describe the feeling of sickness or discomfort that some people experience on Monday mornings.

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  • 20. 

    What part of the horse is between the gaskin and cannon bone?

    Correct Answer
    hock
    Explanation
    The hock is the correct answer because it is the part of the horse that is located between the gaskin and cannon bone. The hock is a joint in the hind leg of the horse and is equivalent to the human ankle. It is an important joint for the horse's movement and stability.

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  • 21. 

    Which coat color has black points?

    Correct Answer
    bay
    Explanation
    Bay is a coat color in horses that is characterized by a reddish-brown body with black points. The black points refer to the black coloration found on the horse's mane, tail, and lower legs. This coloration is a distinguishing feature of bay horses and sets them apart from other coat colors.

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  • 22. 

    How many inches in a hand?

    Correct Answer
    4
    four
    Explanation
    A hand is a unit of measurement commonly used in horse height. It is equal to 4 inches. So, the correct answer is 4 or four.

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  • 23. 

    What is the term for filing the horse's teeth?

    Correct Answer
    floating
    Explanation
    Floating is the term used for filing the horse's teeth. This procedure involves the use of a special tool called a float to smooth and shape the horse's teeth, particularly the sharp edges and points that can develop over time. Floating is necessary to ensure that the horse's teeth are properly aligned and balanced, which is essential for their overall dental health and to prevent any discomfort or issues with eating and chewing.

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  • 24. 

    Is a bowed tendon a blemish or unsoundness.

    Correct Answer
    unsoundness
    Explanation
    A bowed tendon is considered an unsoundness in horses. This condition occurs when the tendon in the leg becomes inflamed and swollen, causing a noticeable bowing or bulging appearance. It is a common injury in horses, often caused by overexertion or strain on the tendon. Bowed tendons can lead to lameness and decreased performance in horses, making them unsound for certain activities. Therefore, it is classified as an unsoundness rather than a blemish, which refers to superficial or cosmetic imperfections that do not affect the horse's soundness or ability to perform.

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  • 25. 

    What is the term for the bulge on the head of an Arabian?

    Correct Answer
    Jibbah
    Explanation
    The term for the bulge on the head of an Arabian horse is called "Jibbah".

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  • 26. 

    What is the name of the bone in the shoulder?

    Correct Answer
    Scapula
    Explanation
    The bone in the shoulder is called the scapula. The scapula is a flat, triangular bone that forms the back of the shoulder. It connects the upper arm bone (humerus) with the collarbone (clavicle) and plays a crucial role in the movement and stability of the shoulder joint. The scapula provides attachment points for various muscles that control shoulder movement and helps protect important structures in the shoulder, such as nerves and blood vessels.

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  • 27. 

    What vitamin is necessary for the growth of the hoof?

    Correct Answer
    A
    Explanation
    Vitamin A is necessary for the growth of the hoof. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of the skin and tissues, including the hoof. It helps in the production of keratin, which is a protein that makes up the hoof wall. Without sufficient vitamin A, the hoof may become weak and brittle, leading to issues such as cracks and splits. Therefore, ensuring an adequate intake of vitamin A is essential for promoting healthy hoof growth.

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