Horse Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Horses?

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Are you absolutely horse-crazy? How much do you really know about horses? Take this quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tack Question #2: What goes under the saddle? *Please answer only in CAPITAL letters

    Explanation
    A GIRTH is a band used to secure a saddle on a horse, ensuring it does not slip. It wraps under the horse's belly and connects to both sides of the saddle. Made from various materials like leather or synthetic fibers, girths are crucial for the rider's stability and the horse's comfort. They come in different styles to suit various riding disciplines and are adjustable to fit the horse properly.

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  • 2. 

    Tack Question #3:What is the name of the part of the saddle does the rider's feet go in?

    • A.

      Foot-holds

    • B.

      Stirrups

    • C.

      Barrels

    Correct Answer
    B. Stirrups
    Explanation
    To help with balance and stabiliy, stirrups are used. The stirrups hang down the sides of the saddle.

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  • 3. 

    Gait Question #1:What is a gait?

    • A.

      The length of a horse's strides at a gallop

    • B.

      The hieght of a horse

    • C.

      The hieght of the jumps a horse can do

    • D.

      The speed of a horse

    • E.

      How well a horse listens to commands

    Correct Answer
    D. The speed of a horse
    Explanation
    Gaits are the different speeds of a horse, like walking, galloping, trotting, and cantering.

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  • 4. 

    Gait Question #2: Name the gaits in order from slowest to fastest.

    • A.

      Walk, Trot, Gallop, Canter

    • B.

      Trot, Walk, Canter, Gallop

    • C.

      Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop

    • D.

      Walk, Canter, Trot, Gallop

    Correct Answer
    C. Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop
    Explanation
    Horse gaits progress from slowest to fastest in the following order: walk, trot, canter, and gallop. The walk is the slowest gait, characterized by a steady four-beat rhythm where each of the horse's feet touches the ground separately. The trot is faster, producing a brisk and bouncing two-beat diagonal gait. Next comes the canter, a smoother three-beat gait that is often chosen for a more comfortable riding experience due to its speed and fluidity. Finally, the gallop is the fastest of the four gaits, featuring a rapid four-beat sequence where the horse extends its legs fully while in motion, making it suitable for high speed and agility. 

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  • 5. 

    Gait Question #3: A fast trot is called an _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ trot. *Please answer only in CAPITAL letters

    Correct Answer
    EXTENDED , Extended , Extended trot
    Explanation
    An extended trot is a fast trot.

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  • 6. 

    Types of Riding Question #1:What 3 types of riding are used for eventing?

    • A.

      Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country

    • B.

      Barrel Racing, Cross Country, Side-Saddle

    • C.

      Barrel Racing, Show Jumping, Dressage

    • D.

      Dressage, Side-Saddle, Show Jumping

    • E.

      Show Jumping, Barrel Racing, Cross Country

    Correct Answer
    A. Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country
    Explanation
    Eventing is a type of horse-back riding competition in which the rider competes in three different events.

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  • 7. 

    Types of Riding Question #2:The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ saddle is used for barrel racing.*Please answer only in CAPITAL letters

    Correct Answer
    WESTERN
    Explanation
    The western saddle is built for stability. Barrel racing can be dangerous, and the western saddle offers more support.

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  • 8. 

    Types of Riding Question #3: The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ saddle is used for jumping. *Please answer only in CAPITAL letters

    Correct Answer
    ENGLISH
    Explanation
    The english saddle is built for flexibility. It allows the rider to lean forwards while jumping.

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  • 9. 

    Jumping Question #1:What is an oxer?

    • A.

      A breed that is very good at jumping named after William Oxer

    • B.

      A type of jump

    • C.

      A type of grooming tool used to untangle mane and tale hair, used before jumping competitions

    • D.

      An equine desease where the horse gets big rashes on his legs

    • E.

      A type of equine vet who studies mainly the bulit, shape, and form of horses' hooves and how they help horse's jump better

    Correct Answer
    B. A type of jump
    Explanation
    An oxar is a type of jump where two vertical jumps are placed a few inches away from eachother.

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  • 10. 

    Horsey Terms!How much do you know about horse words and terms used every day around the barn?#1: In horse terms, what is the meaning of 'green'?

    • A.

      A horse with a grey-green coat

    • B.

      A horse disease that comes from moldy or old hay

    • C.

      A young and inexperianced horse

    • D.

      A young and inexperianced rider

    • E.

      A female horse that has been pregnant for 6-9 months

    Correct Answer
    C. A young and inexperianced horse
    Explanation
    The term "green" in horse terms refers to a young and inexperienced horse. This term is commonly used to describe a horse that is still in the early stages of training and has limited experience in various disciplines. A green horse may lack the skills and knowledge required for more advanced riding or competition. It is important for riders and trainers to understand the level of experience a horse has when working with them to ensure their safety and progress in their training.

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  • 11. 

    Horses often wear ________ on their legs while jumping.

    Correct Answer
    Boots
    Explanation
    Horses often wear boots on their legs while jumping. These boots are designed to lessen the force they absorb when they land and are made of a composite material with an outer layer of rubber, making them flexible and comfortable for the horse. They are specifically designed to protect the horse’s legs, as their hooves are very sensitive and can be easily damaged. 

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