How Much Do You Know About Horses?

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True Horse Lover Quizzes & Trivia

Any TRUE horse lover should know these horsey facts. Take the quiz to find out how much you know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your friend, who owns a lot of horses, offers for you to come over to her barn and ride with her. You come over, and she shows you around the barn. You see horses of many different colours and markings. Which of these is not a colour?
    • A. 

      Blue Roan

    • B. 

      Red Roan

    • C. 

      Chestnut

    • D. 

      Burgundy

    • E. 

      Pinto

  • 2. 
    You pass a baby boy horse. True or false: A baby boy horse is called a filly and a baby girl horse is called a colt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Your friend shows you to a pretty grey horse. She tells you that he is 15.3 hands tall. One hand (the official horse measurement) is how many inches?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 4. 
    You need to take the horse out. What is the proper way to do this? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Use a lead rope

    • B. 

      Stand to the left of the horse

    • C. 

      Walk in front of the horse

    • D. 

      Don't walk too close so that your feet don't get stepped on

    • E. 

      Hold the horse's head with one hand to keep him from running away

    • F. 

      Hold a carrot in front of his nose to lure him forwards

  • 5. 
    Now that you have taken the horse out, you must groom him. You clip him to a set of cross-ties. Your friend brings out a box of brushes: hard brush, curry comb, and soft brush. What order do yo use them in?
    • A. 

      Hard brush, Soft brush, Curry comb

    • B. 

      Soft brush, Hard brush, Curry comb

    • C. 

      Hard brush, Curry comb, Soft brush

    • D. 

      Curry comb, Soft brush, Hard brush

    • E. 

      Curry comb, Hard brush, Soft brush

  • 6. 
    Next, you need to tack up. You put on the saddle pad and then the sadde. What type of saddle that has close contact, does not have a horn, and is made for jumping.
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      Western

  • 7. 
    You finish tacking up and head out to the arena. You mount and start riding around at a walk. What should your position be like? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Hands holding a bit of mane

    • B. 

      Heels down

    • C. 

      Toes down

    • D. 

      Knees pressed against saddle

    • E. 

      Light contact with calfs

    • F. 

      Legs behind the girth

    • G. 

      Legs on the girth

    • H. 

      Looking up

  • 8. 
    Next, you start trotting. The action of rising up and down with the trot is called...
    • A. 

      Posting

    • B. 

      Rising

    • C. 

      Half-seat Trotting

    • D. 

      Full-seat Trotting

    • E. 

      Up-and-Down Trotting

  • 9. 
    You move up to the next gait, which is called a...
    • A. 

      Gallop

    • B. 

      Hand-Gallop

    • C. 

      Canter

    • D. 

      Extended Trot

  • 10. 
    The horse you're riding is lazy. What do you do to get him moving? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Kick as hard as you can

    • B. 

      Check your position to make sure you're not doing something wrong

    • C. 

      Put on a pair of spurs and give him a good dig

    • D. 

      Carry a crop

    • E. 

      Apply more leg pressure

    • F. 

      Yell loudly

    • G. 

      Cluck/Make Kissing Noises

  • 11. 
    You decide to pop over a few jumps. What should you're jumping position be like?
    • A. 

      Leaning forward slightly, and standing up a little in the saddle

    • B. 

      Leaning back slightly, pushing legs forwards for support

    • C. 

      Standing up tall in the saddle, back straight

    • D. 

      Leaning low onto the horse's neck, and sliding your hands as far as you can up his neck so it won't pull on his mouth

  • 12. 
    You finish your ride and cool down the horse. True or false: before and after riding you should always have at least 2 minutes of warm-up/cool-down at the walk or trot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    You lead the horse back to the barn and untack him. Then, you bring him out to the pasture. It's cold outside, so before you turn him out, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Massage him to get his blood flowing

    • B. 

      Give him a hot bath

    • C. 

      Put a blanket on him

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 14. 
    What did you think of this quiz? (This question willd not be graded)
    • A. 

      I LOVED IT! I LOVE HORSES!!!

    • B. 

      It was good...

    • C. 

      It was okay, but it could've been better.

    • D. 

      I hated it.

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