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What do you know about horses? There are many things you can learn about horses. Their color and breed, how fast they run, what their mane feels like, what do they eat, who are their predators, and what is the rarest type of horse that exists? Race over to this quiz and find out what you know about horses. Giddy up!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which breed is a draft?

    • A.

      Belgian

    • B.

      Arabian

    • C.

      Andalusian

    • D.

      Welsh

    Correct Answer
    A. Belgian
    Explanation
    The Belgian breed is known for its strength and power, making it a popular choice for draft work. They are often used in agriculture and heavy pulling tasks due to their muscular build and sturdy frame. The other breeds listed, Arabian, Andalusian, and Welsh, are not typically used as draft animals and are more commonly known for their agility, speed, and versatility in other disciplines such as racing, dressage, and jumping.

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  • 2. 

    What is a Farrier?

    • A.

      A vet for horses

    • B.

      A proffesional horse groomer

    • C.

      Someone who shoes horses

    • D.

      A dentist for horses

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone who shoes horses
    Explanation
    A farrier is someone who shoes horses. This involves trimming and shaping the hooves, as well as attaching horseshoes to protect the horse's feet and provide traction. Farriers are skilled professionals who work with horses to ensure their hooves are healthy and properly maintained. They play a crucial role in preventing hoof-related issues and keeping horses comfortable and able to perform their tasks effectively.

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  • 3. 

    What is the average lifespan of a horse?

    • A.

      10 to 15 years

    • B.

      30 to 40 years

    • C.

      Less then 10 years

    • D.

      20 to 30 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 20 to 30 years
    Explanation
    The average lifespan of a horse is typically between 20 to 30 years. Horses can live longer with proper care and nutrition, while some may have shorter lifespans due to various factors such as health issues or accidents. This range is considered the average lifespan for horses in general.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the lightest color?

    • A.

      Palamino

    • B.

      Bay

    • C.

      Buckskin

    • D.

      Chestnut

    Correct Answer
    A. Palamino
    Explanation
    Palamino is the lightest color among the given options. This color is characterized by a light golden coat with a white or cream mane and tail. Bay, Buckskin, and Chestnut are all darker colors compared to Palamino. Bay is a reddish-brown color with a black mane and tail, Buckskin is a light to medium tan color with a black mane and tail, and Chestnut is a rich reddish-brown color. Therefore, Palamino is the lightest color option.

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  • 5. 

    Which is NOT a breed?

    • A.

      Paint

    • B.

      Azteca

    • C.

      Pinto

    • D.

      Percheron

    Correct Answer
    C. Pinto
    Explanation
    Pinto is not a breed of horse, but rather a coat color pattern. It is characterized by large patches of white and another color, such as black or brown. Breeds like Paint and Azteca can have pinto coat patterns, but they are distinct breeds themselves. Percheron, on the other hand, is a breed of draft horse.

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  • 6. 

    A horse's "chestnut" is on its...

    • A.

      Ears

    • B.

      Legs

    • C.

      Hooves

    • D.

      Belly

    Correct Answer
    B. Legs
    Explanation
    A horse's "chestnut" is a small, horny growth on the inside of the legs, above the knees and hocks. It is commonly found on the front legs but can also be present on the hind legs. The chestnut is thought to be a vestigial structure, possibly related to scent glands in ancestral equines. It is unique to horses and is not found in other animals.

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  • 7. 

    Which is NOT part of an english saddle?

    • A.

      Kimberwick

    • B.

      Stirrup irons

    • C.

      Cantle

    • D.

      Pommel

    Correct Answer
    A. Kimberwick
    Explanation
    The kimberwick is not part of an English saddle. The stirrup irons, cantle, and pommel are all components of an English saddle. The stirrup irons are used for the rider to place their feet in, the cantle is the raised part at the back of the saddle, and the pommel is the raised part at the front of the saddle. However, the kimberwick is a type of bit used in horse riding, not a part of the saddle itself.

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  • 8. 

    An adult male horse that can NOT reproduce is called a...

    • A.

      Stallion

    • B.

      Mare

    • C.

      Colt

    • D.

      Gelding

    Correct Answer
    D. Gelding
    Explanation
    A male horse that has been castrated and is therefore unable to reproduce is called a gelding. Castration involves the removal of the testicles, which eliminates the horse's ability to produce sperm and impregnate mares. Geldings are often chosen for riding and work purposes due to their generally calmer temperament and lack of reproductive behaviors.

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  • 9. 

    The Gypsy Vanner horse is MOST COMMONLY...

    • A.

      Albino

    • B.

      Black & white

    • C.

      Bay

    • D.

      Grey

    Correct Answer
    B. Black & white
    Explanation
    The Gypsy Vanner horse is most commonly black and white. This breed is known for its distinctive coat pattern, which consists of large areas of solid black or brown color with white markings. The black and white coloration is a defining characteristic of the Gypsy Vanner breed and is highly sought after by enthusiasts.

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