RIDING LEVEL 1

What are some signs that your horse may have West Nile Virus?
* All of these

If your horse has colic, you should allow them to roll:
* False

It is important to de-worm your horse at least:
* Every 3 Months

What animal do horses commonly contract Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis from?
* Opossums

What is the Rhino Virus?
* An equine flu

What is Thrush?
* An infection of a part of the horse’s hoof called the Frog

What are some of the signs your horse has eaten a poisonous plant?
* Difficulty breathing
* Loss of interest in Food

If your horse throws a shoe when you are riding, what should you do?
* Pad the hoof with cotton and wrap it securely

Horses can be allergic to bee stings
* True

What does Mud Fever cause?
* Painful sores and scabs on the horse’s legs

Horses born with the SCID virus have:
* No immune system

What should you do if your horse has a bowed tendon?
* All of these

RIDING LEVEL 2

When walking behind a horse, you should do which of the following?
* Stand at least 6 feet behind the horse
* Talk softly to the horse so it knows where you are

How often should a horse’s stall be cleaned if the horse is in it frequently?
* Daily

A horse can get upset if it is separated from it’s herd:
* True

When you tie your horse to a post, you should:
* Tie a loose knot that will give if he spooks or runs

When you clip or shave off a section of the horse’s mane right behind it’s ears, this is called a:
* Bridle path

Which season of the year would a horse need a Blanket?
* Winter

What is a curry comb
* A tool made of rubber or plastic with short teeth on one side

A horse should have access to fresh, clean water at all times:
* True

If a horse’s ears are slanted backwards, it indicates he is:
* Angry

When leading a horse, you should walk directly in front of it to show it where to go:
* False

What are some common indications that your horse is bored when left in his stall?
* All of these

What is the basic harness item should you use to move your horse from one place to another?
* A Halter

RIDING LEVEL 3

If your horse is lacking minerals, what can you do to help add more minerals to their diet?
* Provide a Mineral Block
* Vet recommended

Feeding your horse sugary feeds and treats can give them cavities in their teeth:
* True

A horse that requires little extra dietary maintenance and maintains a healthy weight is often times called a:
* Easy Keeper

Which feed or grain provides a horse with the highest amount of energy?
* Corn

How many stomachs do horses have?
* One

Horses that are frequently exercised need what?
* Increased protein
* Increased carbohydrates

Pasture can provide your horse with an excellent source of fresh forage:
* True

What is Founder?
* Inflammation of the laminae of the hoof

If a horse needs 2.2 pounds of hay per 100 pounds of body weight per day, how much hay does a 900 pound horse need in a day?
* 19.8

What vitamin is essential for a breeding stallion to have in his diet?
* Vitamin A

When your horse refuses food and water, looks around at their sides, paws the ground and tries to lay down often, what is wrong?
They have Impaction Colic

RIDING LEVEL 4

What are some signs that your horse may have West Nile Virus?
* All of these

If your horse has colic, you should allow them to roll:
* False

It is important to de-worm your horse at least:
* Every 3 Months

What animal do horses commonly contract Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis from?
* Opossums

What is the Rhino Virus?
* An equine flu

What is Thrush?
* An infection of a part of the horse’s hoof called the Frog

What are some of the signs your horse has eaten a poisonous plant?
* Difficulty breathing
* Loss of interest in Food

If your horse throws a shoe when you are riding, what should you do?
* Pad the hoof with cotton and wrap it securely

Horses can be allergic to bee stings
* True

What does Mud Fever cause?
* Painful sores and scabs on the horse’s legs

Horses born with the SCID virus have:
* No immune system

What should you do if your horse has a bowed tendon?
* All of these

RIDING LEVEL 5

Why do western boots have high heels?
* To prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup

What is a Martingale used for?
* To control the horse’s head

When riding the best footwear you can use is:
* a sturdy boot with a short heel

When mounting your horse in an active arena with other riders, you should:
* Use a mounting block
* Ask somebody to hold your horse while you mount

A red ribbon tied to a horse’s tail at a show means:
* The horse might kick

It is important that a rider of any age wear their helmet any time they are on a horse:
* True

The bit was developed before the noseband:
* True

If your horse is participating in rigorous demanding work, he should have:
* Splint Boots

It is safe to leave a horse’s halter on when he is turned out in pasture:
* False

What is a Peacock Stirrup?
* A safety stirrup

Riding gloves can:
* Protect your hands against the elements
* Give you a better grip on the reins
* Prevent blisters

According to the January 2008 regulations, any youth rider competing at an FEI sanctioned event must do what if they lose their Helmet?
* They must stop, dismount, and secure their helmet before continuing

RIDING LEVEL 6

Where did fox hunting originate?
* United Kingdom

Who was the first equestrian to be inducted to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame?
* J. Michael Plumb

What riding discipline is most popular in the United States?
* Western

What type of riding competition is the historic Sante Fe Trail?
* Endurance

Which Olympic Three Day Event team won the gold in the 2000 Sydney Three Day Event?
* Australia

The Peruvian Paso is famous for
* The Termino

Which famous show jumper now has a line of English saddles?
* Blythe Tait

What is a Charro?
* A traditional cowboy of Mexico

Which kind of riding demands perfection riding in an upright position with a strong curvature of the haunches, regularity, skill and finesse in all of the natural gaits in dressage?
* Haute école

What rider, atop the horse Salinero, claimed gold in the 2004 Olympics for Individual Dressage?
* Anky van Grunsven

What breeds of horses are represented by the acronym PRE?
* Andalusian
* Lusitano

What nomadic people were meticulous in the careful, planned breeding of fine horses to gain desirable traits?
* The Bedouins

RIDING LEVEL 7

What gene is responsible for making a chesnut horse palamino?
* Cream

Which hormones help regulate a mares pregnancy and foaling?
* Oxytocin, Progesterone, Estrogen

Mare gestation lasts about how many weeks?
* 45

What season is it common to breed mares?
* Spring

Which bedding is it best to use when your mare is foaling?
* Straw

There are 2 base color genes for horses, what are they?
* Black and red

How many vaccinations should mares have while they are pregnant?
* Three

Foaling usually takes several hours?
* False

Stallions can be safe to turn out with mares to breed
* False

What does AI stand for
* Artificial Insemination

What are some factors to consider before breeding your mare?
* All of these factors

RIDING LEVEL 8

What riding discipline uses what is commonly called a "Cutback Saddle"?
* Saddleseat

Barrel Racing is a sport originally developed for women:
* True

What are Woolies?
* A type of chap with fleece on one side

The only type of saddles Australian riders use are Australian saddles:
* False

What is a surcingle used for?
* Training a young or inexperienced Horse
* Vaulting

Most American Mustangs reside on an HMA. What does HMA stand for?
* Herd Management Area

The Canadian Horse is well known for it’s versatility in:
* carriage driving
* western riding
* show jumping

What is the name of the horse that that became the 2007 USEF Horse of the Year?
* Theodore O’Connor

What saddle was designed for security and comfort in the saddle no matter how harsh the conditions?
* Australian Saddle

What type of saddles do the Royal Canadian Mounted Police use?
* English

Which Equestrian sport uses a bamboo stick to which is attached a racquet head with a loose, thread net which is used to carry a ball?
* Polocrosse

The Bumby is a breed from:
* Australia

What piece of equipment has the sole purpose of keeping the reins from going over the horse’s head?
* Irish Martingale

It is possible to jump while riding in a sidesaddle
* True

What type of tack is used for a Lippizan horse?
* Dressage

RIDING LEVEL 9

For an orphaned foal, a milk-producing goat can serve as a foster?
* True

When should a foal begin it's halter breaking
* The first month

At what age is it safe to start a horse under saddle with light riding?
* 3 years

What colour is a very pale Palomino called?
* Isabella

What common horse colour consists of a black mane and tail, black legs, and a medium broen body?
* Bay

Most foals should be weaned at what age?
* Six months

At what age should a foal be de-wormed for the first time?
* Six weeks

At a year old, your horse should be tolerant of what?
* All of these

If your foal is orphaned, what can you do to help it grow?
* All of these

What was the name of Alexander the Great's black horse?
* Bucephalus

Which piece of tack should be the last one introduced when starting a young horse?
* Bit

The areas of forests occupied by discrete groups of New Forest ponies are commonly called:
* Haunts

When should a foal be given it's first vaccination
* Three months

Foals should have colostrum within the first 12 hours after birth
* True

The first time a horse is tied to learn to stand patiently, what are some common reactions the youngster may have?
* Pulling back
* Jerking on the rope
* Pawing

How many pounds can a healthy foal gain per day?
* 3 lbs

Why should you not start a horse under saddle too young?
* It can damage their backs
* It can damage their knees

RIDING LEVEL 10

The book "Black Beauty" played a significant role in the development of today’s animal welfare laws and regulations
True


The mythical horse Shadowfax is from what famous series of novels?
The Lord of the Rings


Seabiscuit was a famous Show Jumper.
False


What part of the horse is the poll?        
The part of the neck behind the horse’s ears


What was the name of Roy Rogers’ famous Horse?
Trigger 

         
A Hand is:
Four inches
Ten centimetres


What races comprise the Canadian Triple Crown?
Queen’s Plate
Breeder’s Stakes
Prince of Wales Stakes


Draft horses are the second strongest animals in the world, the first strongest being the elephant
True


What is a snip
A small mark on the muzzle


Thoroughbreds are considered one year older on which two dates (one for the northern hemisphere, one for the southern)?
January the first
August the first


Most American Mustangs reside on an HMA. What does HMA stand for?
Herd Management Area


What is the oldest breed of horse?
Mongolian Wild Horse




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