Horse Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Horses?

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Horse Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Horses? - Quiz

So you think you know a lot about horses? Did you know there are said to be more than 700 breeds of horses? Since you have come here, you will be judged! Take this horse quiz and see how much you really know about horses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the order of the brushes you use on a horse?

    • A.

      Curry comb, stiff brush, soft brush

    • B.

      Curry comb, soft brush, dandy brush

    • C.

      Curry comb, dandy brush, hard brush

    • D.

      Hard brush, dandy brush, soft brush, curry comb

    Correct Answer
    A. Curry comb, stiff brush, soft brush
    Explanation
    Curry Comb: This tool is used first to loosen dirt, hair, and other debris on the horse's body. It is usually made of rubber or plastic and is used in a circular motion to stimulate the skin and help improve circulation.
    Hard Brush (or Stiff Brush): After the curry comb, a hard or stiff brush is used to remove the larger particles and some of the dust raised by the curry comb. This brush has stiff bristles and should be used in short, straight strokes.
    Soft Brush (or Dandy Brush if referred to as a finishing brush): Finally, a soft brush or dandy brush is used to remove finer particles and dust, and to give the coat a nice shine. This brush has softer bristles and can be used more gently.

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  • 2. 

    A female horse is called a _____

    Correct Answer
    filly, Mare
    Explanation
    A female horse is called a filly or a mare. A filly is a young female horse that is under four years old. A mare, on the other hand, is a mature female horse that is four years old or older. Both terms are commonly used to refer to female horses, with filly specifically indicating a younger age and mare indicating a more mature age.

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  • 3. 

    A castrated horse is called a _________

    • A.

      Foal

    • B.

      Stallion

    • C.

      Gelding

    • D.

      Castrated Stallion

    • E.

      Filly

    Correct Answer
    C. Gelding
    Explanation
    A castrated horse is called a gelding because castration involves the removal of the testicles in male horses. This procedure is typically done to control behavior and make the horse more manageable. Geldings are often preferred for riding and working purposes due to their calmer temperament compared to stallions, which are intact males. A foal refers to a young horse, a filly is a young female horse, and a castrated stallion is not a commonly used term.

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  • 4. 

    What breed was the first-ever cloned horse named Promotea?

    • A.

      Appaloosa 

    • B.

      Haflinger

    • C.

      Morgan 

    • D.

      Morab

    Correct Answer
    B. Haflinger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Haflinger. Haflinger was the breed of the first-ever cloned horse named Promotea.

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  • 5. 

    Horses can sleep in both lying down and standing up positions. Is it true?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, horses can sleep even in standing position.

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  • 6. 

    What is a male horse called?

    • A.

      Stallion 

    • B.

      Colt

    • C.

      Mare

    • D.

      Filly

    Correct Answer
    A. Stallion 
    Explanation
    A male horse is called a "stallion." Stallions are mature, uncastrated male horses typically used for breeding purposes. They are known for their strength, power, and often assertive behavior, particularly when in the presence of mares or other stallions. Stallions play a crucial role in the equine breeding process, passing on desirable traits to their offspring.

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  • 7. 

    Horses are herd-animals, even domestic horses. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Horses are herd-animals and need companions in order to live happily, it's quite stressful for a horse to live alone. Domestic horses too need companions.

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  • 8. 

    There are two popular ways of riding, English and _______

    • A.

      German

    • B.

      Western

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      European

    Correct Answer
    B. Western
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the other popular way of riding, apart from English. The correct answer is "Western" because Western riding is a popular style of horseback riding that originated in the Western United States. It is characterized by the use of a Western saddle, which is larger and more comfortable than an English saddle, and the rider holds the reins in one hand instead of two. Western riding is commonly associated with activities such as rodeo and trail riding.

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  • 9. 

    What are ponies? 

    • A.

      Small horses

    • B.

      Adult horses

    • C.

      Adult female horses 

    • D.

      Adult male horses

    Correct Answer
    A. Small horses
    Explanation
    Ponies are small horses. They are a specific breed of equine that typically stands at a height of 14.2 hands (58 inches) or shorter at the withers when fully matured. Ponies have stout builds, thick manes and tails, and are known for their hardiness, intelligence, and gentle demeanor. They are often used for riding, driving, and as companion animals, particularly for children due to their smaller size.

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  • 10. 

    What is the average age span of a domestic horse? 

    • A.

      15 years - 20 years

    • B.

      25 years - 30 years

    • C.

      10 years - 15 years

    • D.

      40 years - 45 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 25 years - 30 years
    Explanation
    The average age span of a domestic horse is 25 years to 30 years. This means that, on average, domestic horses live for approximately 25 years.

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