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  • 1. 

    Which breed of horse has a dished face?

    • A.

      Tennessee Walking Horse

    • B.

      Mustang

    • C.

      Palomino

    • D.

      Arabian

    Correct Answer
    D. Arabian
    Explanation
    Arabian horses are known for their distinct dished face, which means that their facial profile is concave or curved inward. This unique feature is a defining characteristic of the Arabian breed and is highly prized by horse enthusiasts. The dished face gives the Arabian horse a distinctive and elegant appearance, setting it apart from other breeds.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the talking horse from television?

    • A.

      Pal The Talking Palomino

    • B.

      Mr. Ed

    • C.

      Mr. Fred

    • D.

      Mr. Ted

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr. Ed
    Explanation
    Mr. Ed is the correct answer because it was the name of the talking horse from television. The other options, Pal The Talking Palomino, Mr. Fred, and Mr. Ted, are not the correct names of the talking horse from television.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the real life "Horse Whisperer"?

    • A.

      Mr. Ed

    • B.

      Michael Matz

    • C.

      Lawrence Scanlan

    • D.

      Monty Roberts

    Correct Answer
    D. Monty Roberts
    Explanation
    Monty Roberts is known as the real-life "Horse Whisperer." He gained this title due to his exceptional ability to communicate with horses and understand their behavior. Roberts developed a unique training method called "Join-Up" which involves establishing trust and forming a partnership with the horse. Through his techniques, he has been able to resolve behavioral issues and build a strong bond with horses. His expertise and success in working with horses have earned him the recognition as the real-life "Horse Whisperer."

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  • 4. 

    Which one is not a horse color?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Strawberry Roan

    • C.

      Bay

    • D.

      Dapple Grey

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    White is not a horse color because it is actually a lack of color. Horses that appear white are actually gray or a very light gray called a "white gray." They may have pink skin and blue or brown eyes. True white horses, with white hair and dark eyes, are extremely rare and are usually the result of a genetic mutation. Therefore, white cannot be considered a horse color.

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  • 5. 

    What is the largest single breed horse show in the world?

    • A.

      Quarterama

    • B.

      The Arab Nationals

    • C.

      The All American Quarter Horse Congress

    • D.

      The World Miniature Horse Show

    Correct Answer
    C. The All American Quarter Horse Congress
    Explanation
    The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single breed horse show in the world. It showcases the best of the Quarter Horse breed and attracts participants and spectators from all over the globe. With a wide range of competitions and events, it offers a platform for Quarter Horse enthusiasts to showcase their skills and horses. The size and popularity of the event make it the largest of its kind, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    Which breed was originally called the Kentucky Saddler?

    • A.

      Palomino

    • B.

      American Saddlebred

    • C.

      Pinto

    • D.

      Fresian

    Correct Answer
    B. American Saddlebred
    Explanation
    The American Saddlebred breed was originally called the Kentucky Saddler. This breed originated in Kentucky and was developed as a versatile riding horse. They are known for their elegant and graceful appearance, high-stepping gait, and smooth ride. The name change from Kentucky Saddler to American Saddlebred was made to reflect the breed's popularity and recognition beyond just Kentucky.

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  • 7. 

    How do you tell how old a horse is?

    • A.

      The Teeth

    • B.

      All Of These Choices

    • C.

      The Head

    • D.

      The Condition Of The Body

    Correct Answer
    A. The Teeth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Teeth" because a horse's teeth can provide valuable information about its age. As horses age, their teeth undergo specific changes, such as the eruption and wear of permanent teeth, which can be used to estimate their age. By examining the shape, wear, and number of teeth, an experienced person can make an educated guess about the horse's age. This method is commonly used by veterinarians and horse experts to determine the approximate age of a horse.

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  • 8. 

    What piece of harness is used to keep a horse's head down?

    • A.

      Reins

    • B.

      Chest Straps

    • C.

      Martingale

    • D.

      Chin Strap

    Correct Answer
    C. Martingale
    Explanation
    A martingale is a piece of harness used to keep a horse's head down. It consists of a strap that attaches to the girth and forks into two branches, each of which connects to the bit rings. This design applies downward pressure on the horse's head when it tries to raise it too high, encouraging the horse to maintain a more collected and controlled posture. Martingales are commonly used in disciplines such as show jumping and dressage to help improve the horse's balance and performance.

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  • 9. 

    What name is given to the handler who cools a horse down after racing or exercise?

    • A.

      Hotwalker

    • B.

      Exercise Rider

    • C.

      Groom

    • D.

      Horsemaster

    Correct Answer
    A. Hotwalker
    Explanation
    A hotwalker is the correct answer because they are responsible for cooling down a horse after racing or exercise. They walk the horse in a controlled manner to gradually reduce its heart rate and body temperature. This helps prevent muscle stiffness and allows the horse to recover properly. The other options, exercise rider, groom, and horsemaster, may have different roles in horse care but they are not specifically designated for cooling down horses after physical activity.

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  • 10. 

    Apart from Secretariat, which foreign racehorse came to America, defeated the best and also had the nick name "Big Red"?

    • A.

      Alleged From England

    • B.

      Shannon From Australia

    • C.

      Bernborough From Australia

    • D.

      Phar Lap From Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Phar Lap From Australia
    Explanation
    Phar Lap, a racehorse from Australia, came to America and defeated the best horses. He was also known by the nickname "Big Red."

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of General Roberts E. Lee's horse?

    • A.

      Hank

    • B.

      Traveler

    • C.

      Winner

    • D.

      Legend

    Correct Answer
    B. Traveler
    Explanation
    General Robert E. Lee's horse was named Traveler. This horse was well-known and became a symbol of Lee's leadership during the American Civil War. Traveler was a trusted companion to Lee and was often seen by his side on the battlefield. The name "Traveler" reflects the horse's role in accompanying Lee as he traveled from one battle to another.

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  • 12. 

    Kimberwicke and "Pelham" are types of what?

    • A.

      Training Styles

    • B.

      Bit

    • C.

      Saddle

    • D.

      Horse

    Correct Answer
    B. Bit
    Explanation
    Kimberwicke and "Pelham" are types of bits used in horse riding. A bit is a metal mouthpiece that is inserted into a horse's mouth and is connected to the reins. It provides the rider with control and communication with the horse. Kimberwicke and "Pelham" are specific designs of bits that have different functions and levels of control.

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  • 13. 

    If you breed a horse and an ass (donkey) what do you get?

    • A.

      Pony

    • B.

      Horse

    • C.

      Nothing, You Can't Cross Horses And Donkeys

    • D.

      Mule

    Correct Answer
    D. Mule
    Explanation
    When you breed a horse and an ass (donkey), the offspring is called a mule. Mules are a hybrid breed resulting from the crossbreeding of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare). Mules inherit certain characteristics from both parents, such as the strength and endurance of a horse and the intelligence and surefootedness of a donkey. They are known for their hardiness, intelligence, and ability to carry heavy loads, making them valuable working animals.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the only breed of horse known by the name of the first member of that breed?

    • A.

      Morgan

    • B.

      Shetland

    • C.

      Arabian

    • D.

      Quarter Horse

    Correct Answer
    A. Morgan
    Explanation
    The Morgan horse is the only breed of horse that is named after its first member, a stallion named Figure. Figure was a foundation sire of the Morgan breed and his descendants became known as Morgan horses. The breed was named after him to honor his importance in establishing the breed's characteristics and bloodline.

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  • 15. 

    Walk, trot, canter and rack are all types of what?

    • A.

      Horse

    • B.

      Gaits

    • C.

      Horseshoe

    • D.

      Tack

    Correct Answer
    B. Gaits
    Explanation
    Walk, trot, canter, and rack are all terms used to describe the different ways a horse can move. These movements are known as gaits. The walk is a slow, four-beat gait, the trot is a two-beat gait with diagonal pairs of legs moving together, the canter is a three-beat gait with one hind leg leading, and the rack is a four-beat gait with a fast and smooth motion. Therefore, the correct answer is "Gaits".

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  • 16. 

    What is the vice called where a horse takes hold of a solid object such as a fence rail with its teeth and then sucks in air?

    • A.

      Trotting

    • B.

      Weaving

    • C.

      Teething

    • D.

      Cribbing

    Correct Answer
    D. Cribbing
    Explanation
    Cribbing is the vice where a horse takes hold of a solid object such as a fence rail with its teeth and then sucks in air. This behavior is considered undesirable as it can lead to dental problems, weight loss, and damage to the horse's environment.

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  • 17. 

    Which breed of horse is known for performing "Airs Above the Ground"?

    • A.

      Tennessee Walker

    • B.

      Lipizzaner

    • C.

      Thoroughbred

    • D.

      Arabian

    Correct Answer
    B. Lipizzaner
    Explanation
    The Lipizzaner breed of horse is known for performing "Airs Above the Ground". These maneuvers involve highly skilled and intricate movements such as the levade, capriole, and courbette. Lipizzaner horses are trained extensively in classical dressage and are famous for their ability to perform these impressive and elegant maneuvers.

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  • 18. 

    What is the term for the person who puts shoes on horses?

    • A.

      Veterinarian

    • B.

      Farrier

    • C.

      Trainer

    • D.

      Rider

    Correct Answer
    B. Farrier
    Explanation
    A farrier is a person who specializes in the care and maintenance of horses' hooves, including trimming and shoeing. They are responsible for fitting and attaching horseshoes to the horse's hooves, ensuring proper balance and support. This profession requires knowledge of equine anatomy and the ability to work with horses safely and effectively. Veterinarians, trainers, and riders may also work with horses, but their roles differ from that of a farrier.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is not generally used for racing?

    • A.

      Standardbred

    • B.

      Connemara

    • C.

      Thoroughbred

    • D.

      Quarter Horse

    Correct Answer
    B. Connemara
    Explanation
    Connemara is not generally used for racing. Standardbred, Thoroughbred, and Quarter Horse are all commonly used for racing purposes. Connemara, on the other hand, is a pony breed that originated in Ireland and is more commonly used for activities such as show jumping, eventing, and pleasure riding.

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  • 20. 

    A purebred Arabian can NOT genetically be which of the following colors?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Palomino

    • C.

      Grey

    • D.

      Chestnut

    Correct Answer
    B. Palomino
    Explanation
    Palomino is a color that is not genetically possible for a purebred Arabian. Palomino horses have a golden coat with a white or flaxen mane and tail, which is a result of a specific gene. However, this gene is not present in the genetic makeup of purebred Arabians, so they cannot have a palomino coloration.

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  • 21. 

    Generally a horse is mounted from the left side, why?

    • A.

      Horsemen Generally Carried A Sword On Their Left Side , It Was Easier To Swing The Right Leg Over

    • B.

      Saddles Are Built Stronger On The Left

    • C.

      No Real Reason

    • D.

      Horse's Are Just Easier Trained That Way

    Correct Answer
    A. Horsemen Generally Carried A Sword On Their Left Side , It Was Easier To Swing The Right Leg Over
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that horsemen generally carried a sword on their left side, making it easier to swing their right leg over the horse. This practice allowed riders to have their dominant hand free to draw their sword quickly if needed. Mounting from the left side became a standard practice for horseback riders due to this historical reason.

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  • 22. 

    If a horse is "colicking", what is the problem in simple terms?

    • A.

      He Is Running Quickly

    • B.

      He Is Hungry

    • C.

      He Has A Belly Ache

    • D.

      He Is Dirty

    Correct Answer
    C. He Has A Belly Ache
    Explanation
    The term "colicking" refers to a condition in horses where they are experiencing a belly ache. It is a common term used to describe abdominal pain in horses, which can be caused by various factors such as digestive issues, blockages, or inflammation. This pain can be severe and potentially life-threatening for the horse if not treated promptly. Therefore, if a horse is "colicking", it means that it is suffering from a belly ache.

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  • 23. 

    In dressage what (unmarked) letter is the middle of the arena?

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      R

    • C.

      X

    • D.

      C

    Correct Answer
    C. X
    Explanation
    In dressage, the middle of the arena is marked by the letter X. This letter is not actually marked on the ground, but it is used as a reference point for riders and judges. The letter X is typically located at the center of the arena, between the letters C and M. It helps riders to accurately navigate their movements and perform precise transitions. Judges also use the letter X as a reference point to assess the accuracy and symmetry of the horse's movements.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is not an event which uses a cow?

    • A.

      Barrel Racing

    • B.

      Cutting

    • C.

      Campdrafting

    • D.

      Team Penning

    Correct Answer
    A. Barrel Racing
    Explanation
    Barrel Racing is not an event that uses a cow. In Barrel Racing, a horse and rider race against the clock, maneuvering around barrels in a specific pattern. The objective is to complete the course in the shortest amount of time without knocking over any barrels. Unlike Cutting, Campdrafting, and Team Penning, Barrel Racing does not involve working with or herding cows.

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  • 25. 

    If a horse is basically brown with black points (legs, eartips, mane and tail) what color is he?

    • A.

      Chestnut

    • B.

      Red Dun

    • C.

      Sorrel

    • D.

      Bay

    Correct Answer
    D. Bay
    Explanation
    A bay horse is typically brown with black points, meaning it has a brown body with black legs, eartips, mane, and tail. This color is different from chestnut, red dun, and sorrel, which do not have the black points.

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  • 26. 

    What is the term for the clothing a jockey wears?

    • A.

      Silks

    • B.

      Jerseys

    • C.

      Jockeys

    • D.

      Satins

    Correct Answer
    A. Silks
    Explanation
    Jockeys wear "silks" while racing. Silks are brightly colored and patterned jackets that are worn over a jockey's protective gear. They are unique to each jockey and are used to identify them during a race. The term "silks" is commonly used in horse racing to refer to these distinctive garments. "Jerseys" and "satins" are not specifically associated with jockeys' clothing, and "jockeys" refers to the individuals who ride the horses, not their clothing.

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  • 27. 

    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "all out"?

    • A.

      A Horse Who Is Holding Back

    • B.

      A Horse Who Is Trying To The Best Of His Ability

    • C.

      A Payoff Less Than Even Money

    • D.

      Horses Going From Paddock To Starting Gate Past The Stands

    Correct Answer
    B. A Horse Who Is Trying To The Best Of His Ability
    Explanation
    The term "all out" in horse racing refers to a horse who is giving their maximum effort and trying their best to perform to the best of their ability. It implies that the horse is exerting all of its energy and running at full speed, giving everything it has in the race.

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  • 28. 

    What is meant by the term "blanket finish" in the sport of horse racing?

    • A.

      Fastest Time For A Distance At A Particular Track

    • B.

      Horse Under Stout Restraint In A Race Or Workout

    • C.

      When The Horses Finish So Close For The Win You Could Theoretically Put A Single Blanket Across Them

    • D.

      When One Horse Finishes Way Ahead Of The Others

    Correct Answer
    C. When The Horses Finish So Close For The Win You Could Theoretically Put A Single Blanket Across Them
    Explanation
    "Blanket finish" in the sport of horse racing refers to a situation where the horses finish so close to each other that you could hypothetically place a single blanket across them. This term is used to describe a very close race where the horses are neck and neck as they cross the finish line. It implies that the race was highly competitive and the margin of victory was extremely small.

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  • 29. 

    Which definition best describes the horse racing term "blinkers"?

    • A.

      Weight Carried Or Assigned

    • B.

      Equipment Worn By The Jockey To Avoid Dirt In His Eyes While Riding

    • C.

      A Horse Who Runs Best In The Latter Part Of The Race, Coming From Off The Pace

    • D.

      Equipment Worn On The Bridle To Restrict A Horse's Vision On The Sides To Help Maintain Attention And Avoid Distractions

    Correct Answer
    D. Equipment Worn On The Bridle To Restrict A Horse's Vision On The Sides To Help Maintain Attention And Avoid Distractions
    Explanation
    Blinkers are a piece of equipment worn on the bridle of a horse to restrict its vision on the sides. This helps the horse maintain attention and avoid distractions during the race.

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  • 30. 

    What is meant by the term "board" in the sport of horse racing?

    • A.

      The Tote Board On Which Odds, Betting Pools And Other Race Information Is Displayed

    • B.

      Horse Under Stout Restraint In A Race Or Workout

    • C.

      Running Under Moderate Control, At Less Than Best Pace

    • D.

      Mutuel Pool, The Total Sum Bet On A Race Or A Particular Bet

    Correct Answer
    A. The Tote Board On Which Odds, Betting Pools And Other Race Information Is Displayed
    Explanation
    The term "board" in the sport of horse racing refers to the Tote Board, which is a display board that shows the odds, betting pools, and other race information. This board is used by spectators and bettors to make informed decisions when placing their bets.

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