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Quiz about Horse Knowledge
Quiz about Horse Knowledge

Horse Knowledge Trivia Quiz


Call yourself a horsey-person?! Think again unless you can answer these questions!

A multiple-choice quiz by clairesausage. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
179,331
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
5106
Last 3 plays: gibbysgab (2/10), Guest 172 (6/10), Guest 71 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Where would you find a horse's 'poverty line'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the most common length of gestation in horses? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What two bits are involved in a double bridle? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. How many metacarpal bones does a horse posses? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. How many thoracic vertebrae does a horse have?

Answer: (word or number)
Question 6 of 10
6. In correct conformation, the hind limb pastern bones should be more upright than the fore limb pasterns.


Question 7 of 10
7. A horse's 'knee' joint is equivalent to a human's... Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The average horse reaches puberty at what age? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is the meaning of the word 'wasp-waisted'? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Ossification of the ungual cartilages resulting in a lack of shock absorption on impact with the group, and manifesting itself as palpable 'ridges' just above the hoof is known as...

Answer: (one word, begins with 's')

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Where would you find a horse's 'poverty line'?

Answer: hindquarters

This is the line created between the semitendinosus and biceps femoris muscles which act to retract the hind limb.
2. What is the most common length of gestation in horses?

Answer: 335 to 340 days

This is up to 70 days longer than a cow's gestation period!
3. What two bits are involved in a double bridle?

Answer: Curb and bridoon

The 'bridoon' bit is often a simple snaffle bit.
4. How many metacarpal bones does a horse posses?

Answer: 6

Each forelimb has one large (third) metacarpal and a short, thin, non-weight bearing carpal on either side of it. These 'splint' bones are remnants of the second and fourth metacarpal bones.
5. How many thoracic vertebrae does a horse have?

Answer: 18

The first few thoracic vertebrae, along with the dorsal borders of the scapulae, define the withers, where a horse's height is measured from.
6. In correct conformation, the hind limb pastern bones should be more upright than the fore limb pasterns.

Answer: True

The optimum angle between the vertical and the hind pastern bones is 148 degrees. This compares to 140 degrees in the forelimb.
7. A horse's 'knee' joint is equivalent to a human's...

Answer: wrist

Effectively, the horse walks on the equivalent of the tip of a human's middle finger! It has many adaptations to cope with the massive stresses imposed upon its limbs.
8. The average horse reaches puberty at what age?

Answer: 1 year old

Despite reaching puberty at a year old, most horses are not bred until later than this.
9. What is the meaning of the word 'wasp-waisted'?

Answer: The horse's conformation is excessively tucked up

Perfect conformation is almost never seen. It involves assessing how well 'proportioned' the animal is and can have great implications over the functioning of the horse's body as a whole.
10. Ossification of the ungual cartilages resulting in a lack of shock absorption on impact with the group, and manifesting itself as palpable 'ridges' just above the hoof is known as...

Answer: sidebones

Ungual cartilages are found either side of the digital cushions, deep within the hoof. Their function is mostly in dissipating the forces generated by locomotion.
Source: Author clairesausage

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