The horse has served man well in various roles -- in war, hunting and sport. They also figure prominently in mythology and literature. Take this quiz and learn more about these magnificent creatures.
What is a centaur?
- Roman horse-soldier
- half man, half horse mythological creature
- favorite horse in a race
What is the best known horse in literature?
- Black Beauty
What was the only horse after which a breed was named?
- Justin Morgan
What was the name of Robert E. Lee's horse?
To what use is horse hair put?
- high quality coats
- stuffing furniture
- making paint brushes
What products are produced from horses?
- paint pigments and muscle relaxants
- lubricants and furniture polish
- glue and medical serums
What is a stallion?
- adult male horse
- young male horse
- castrated male horse
What is a young female horse called?
If you were invited to a stud farm, what activities would you expect to encounter?
- horse racing
What is a foal?
- young horse bred for racing
- young riding horse
- young horse until it is weaned
What other animal belongs to the horse family?
What is a species of wild horse?
- Przewalski's horse
Are horses basically loners?
- Domestic horses are individualistic.
- Horses move in herds in the wild.
- Female horses are loners.
How do horses greet one another?
- Sniff each other's noses.
- Circle each other while swishing their tails.
- Paw the ground with their front feet.
What message is a horse sending when its ears are pinned back and it reaches its head towards you?
- warning to stand back
What does gait mean?
- any forward motion of the horse
- side step
- backing away movement
Do you know the common unit of measurement used to describe a horse?
What is a pony?
- adult horse less than 58 inches (147 cm)
- long tailed gelding
- Asian horse bred for children to ride
What is the average life span of a horse?
- 10 to 15 years
- 15 to 20 years
- 20 to 30 years
What does a work horse weigh?
- 1,500 pounds (750 kg)
- 2,000 pounds
- 2,500 pounds (1,136 kg)