Quiz about Test Your Horse Knowledge Here
Quiz about Test Your Horse Knowledge Here

Test Your Horse Knowledge Here Quiz


I am English, so these questions will be based on UK equestrianism.

A multiple-choice quiz by Buzby. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Buzby
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
90,565
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
5283
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. What is a grackle, in the horse world? Hint

A training aid
A bit
A noseband
Part of the horse

2. The gaskin can be found on the horse's leg.

True
False

3. Equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome affects which part of a horse? Hint

Hoof
Tail
Muscles
Digestive system

4. What can be Running, Standing or Irish?

Answer: (Two Words - including 'a')
5. The snaffle part of a double bridle is called what? Hint

Half-moon
Eggbutt
Bridoon
Kimblewick

6. How many chestnuts does a horse usually have?

Answer: (One Word - number or word)
7. How many pairs of ribs do most horses have? Hint

30
12
18
22

8. Horses need to be taught everything from both sides. Why? Hint

because they are stupid and need to have it repeated
because the left and right sides of the brain have trouble transferring the information
because they are left handed
so that the handler gets more practice

9. Horses have traditionally been measured in hands. How many inches are there in one hand?

Answer: (One Word or number)
10. Is it okay to put a damp tail bandage on your horse?

Answer: (yes or no)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is a grackle, in the horse world?

Answer: A noseband

A grackle noseband forms an 'X' across the horse's face and is used to help prevent the horse from crossing his jaw to avoid the action of the bit.
2. The gaskin can be found on the horse's leg.

Answer: True

The gaskin (or second thigh) is the part of the leg between the hock and the stifle.
3. Equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome affects which part of a horse?

Answer: Muscles

The disease causes severe cramping of the muscles in the horse, and can lead to kidney failure. It is usually caused by poor management of dietary intake relative to exercise requirements. A horse which is not being exercised requires less food than if it is being ridden.

Among others, it is also known as Monday Morning Disease, Tying Up and Setfast.
4. What can be Running, Standing or Irish?

Answer: A Martingale

Running and Standing martingales are usually used to prevent the horse from putting its head up above the point of control (evading the bit). An Irish martingale is used on horses who throw their heads around so much, that the reins can end up on one side of the head.
Note: you should never jump in a standing martingale.
5. The snaffle part of a double bridle is called what?

Answer: Bridoon

A bridoon is usually thinner than a normal snaffle.
6. How many chestnuts does a horse usually have?

Answer: 4

One on each leg!
7. How many pairs of ribs do most horses have?

Answer: 18

There are 8 true pairs (attached from the vertebrae to the sternum by bone) and 10 false pairs (attached from the vertebrae to the sternum by cartilage)
Arabian horses have one pair less than other horses!
8. Horses need to be taught everything from both sides. Why?

Answer: because the left and right sides of the brain have trouble transferring the information

Each eye of the horse works separately. Compared to a human, the horse only has a limited ability to cross-refer between the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex.

Have you ever been riding a horse who spooks at something to his left, then realises it is not scary after all, only to react in exactly the same way when you change the rein? Now you know why - to the horse, he is seeing it for the first time.
9. Horses have traditionally been measured in hands. How many inches are there in one hand?

Answer: 4

Horses are called ponies up to 14.2hh.
10. Is it okay to put a damp tail bandage on your horse?

Answer: no

You should never dampen the tail bandage, as this can cause it to shrink as it dries, which can cut off the circulation, and actually make the tail drop off. If you need to lay the tail, dampen the hairs, and then apply your bandage.
Source: Author Buzby

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