How Well Could You Handle A Sticky Horse Situation?

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How Well Could You Handle A Sticky Horse Situation? - Quiz


How well would you be able to handle a sticky situation with a horse?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You are riding along a trail when you come to a little river. You know the river is only about half a foot deep. When you tap your horse to go on he stops and throws his head up in the air. He becomes upset and won't move forward. You realize he's not planning on moving. What do you do?

    • A.

      Walk him down the river a little until you reach the bridge.

    • B.

      Give up and go home.

    • C.

      Make sure there is nothing in the water then force him across.

    • D.

      Let him explore it for himself. While holding his reins loosely in your hand. If this doesn't work walk to the bridge and ride across that instead.

    • E.

      Try and get him to jump over the small river.

    Correct Answer
    D. Let him explore it for himself. While holding his reins loosely in your hand. If this doesn't work walk to the bridge and ride across that instead.
    Explanation
    In this situation, the best approach is to let the horse explore the river for himself while holding his reins loosely. By doing so, the horse can assess the situation and gain confidence in crossing the river. If this approach doesn't work, the next step would be to walk to the bridge and ride across it instead, as the horse may feel more comfortable crossing the river using the bridge. Trying to force the horse across or making him jump over the river may escalate his fear and anxiety, making the situation worse.

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  • 2. 

    If there is another horse in the isle way when you are walking down the isle with your horse, and you're not sure the person with the horse has complete control what is the best thing to do?

    • A.

      Ask the person to let you by anyway.

    • B.

      Go out the back door of the barn and walk all the way around.

    • C.

      Kindly ask the person if they could put the horse in an empty stall for a few seconds.

    Correct Answer
    C. Kindly ask the person if they could put the horse in an empty stall for a few seconds.
    Explanation
    If there is another horse in the aisle way and you're unsure if the person has complete control, the best thing to do is to kindly ask the person if they could put the horse in an empty stall for a few seconds. This ensures the safety of both horses and allows you to pass without any potential incidents or accidents. It is a polite and considerate approach to the situation.

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  • 3. 

    You're riding in the ring and someone falls off, what would be the best thing to do?

    • A.

      Ride like a cowgirl and try to catch the loose horse.

    • B.

      Get out of the way as fast as possible.

    • C.

      Whoa your horse and sit there.

    • D.

      Whoa your horse and dismount. Then stand with a firm grip on your horse's reins.

    • E.

      Continue what you were doing.

    Correct Answer
    D. Whoa your horse and dismount. Then stand with a firm grip on your horse's reins.
    Explanation
    When someone falls off their horse in the ring, the best thing to do is to whoa your horse and dismount. This is important to ensure the safety of both the fallen rider and the loose horse. By standing with a firm grip on your horse's reins, you can maintain control and prevent your horse from getting spooked or running off. It is crucial to prioritize safety in such situations and take appropriate actions to avoid any further accidents or injuries.

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  • 4. 

    You were planning on going on a trail ride with other people at the barn. It begins to lightly rain. Someone checks the weather and says that a thunderstorm in going to roll in in about an hour. What do you do?

    • A.

      Go anyway, an hour should be long enough.

    • B.

      Not go and choose another day.

    • C.

      See how far you can get before the storm starts.

    • D.

      Go on a shorter ride on the trail.

    • E.

      Play gymkhana games with everyone and their horses in the ring.

    Correct Answer
    B. Not go and choose another day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Not go and choose another day." This is the best course of action because going on a trail ride during a thunderstorm can be dangerous. It is safer to wait for another day when the weather is more favorable.

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  • 5. 

    You're riding and your reins brakes. Your horse begins to run forward. What do you do?

    • A.

      Brace For Impact

    • B.

      Try to do a one rein stop.

    • C.

      See if you can do an emergency dismount.

    • D.

      Scream for help.

    • E.

      Hold on to the saddle and stay on for as long as possible.

    Correct Answer
    B. Try to do a one rein stop.
    Explanation
    In this situation, when the reins break and the horse starts running forward, the best course of action is to try to do a one rein stop. This technique involves pulling on one rein to bring the horse's head around, which will cause it to slow down or stop. By doing a one rein stop, you can regain control over the horse and prevent any potential accidents or injuries.

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