Quiz: How well do you know your equestrian terms?
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How well do you know your equestrian terms?
By: Dyann Joyce
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About This Quiz

Horses have helped mankind for thousands of years and forged a relationship that is ancient. But can you tell a numnah from a piaffe? How well do you know your "horse talk"? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of these equestrian terms and see if you are up to the challenge!

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What is a horse called, if he is given a clean bill of health?
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What is the device that is tightened around a nervous horse’s top lip to calm him called?
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What is the type of riding in which a lady has both legs on one side of the horse, instead of astride?
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What is the term for a nursing foal, not yet weaned?
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Which of these is a flexible, braided leather whip with a short handle?
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What is the long hair on some horses' fetlocks that may cover their feet and extend up the leg?
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Who is the person who practices the profession of caring for the hoof, as well acting as a blacksmith to fit the horse for shoes?
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What do you call it when a horse shies and suddenly runs away, with or without a rider?
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What is the tough triangular structure that acts as a shock absorber in the horse's hoof?
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When a horse has sharp points on his teeth, what does an equine dentist do to improve them?
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What is the term that indicates another color besides black is mixed with the white of a pinto to form its pattern?
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Which saddle sets the rider further back on the horse, to encourage flashy, high-stepping action from gaited horses?
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What is the term for the side of a horse?
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Which ancient Greek philosopher, soldier and historian is called the “father of classical equitation (horsemanship)"?
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How much does the average horse weigh?
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What is the term for dressage movements where the horse's feet leave the ground when prompted by the rider?
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When a horse is unshod, or without horseshoes, he is _________?
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In horses, what is the term for a bad habit, such as biting or kicking?
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In horseracing, what is the term for 1/8th mile or 220 yards?
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In horses, what is the term for a healthy but uncommon blue pigmented eye?
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What do you call a horse that has not been ridden much - a horse that is just starting out in training?
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What do you call a basic, average horse that has some use but is nothing special?
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What is the name for a form of canter that is slow and on a 3-beat gait, often seen in Western-style riding?
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What do you call a strap or tie around a leg or legs of a horse to keep it from wandering too far, but allowing it to graze?
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What is the type of bridle that relies on a noseband for control, instead of a bit?
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What do you call the thin saddle pad that is shaped like the saddle, rather than a rectangle?
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What do you call the side of the horse that is on the rider's right when seated?
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What do you call a vicious horse that cannot be handled and oftentimes is a nuisance?
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What do you call an overshot bite, where the upper teeth protrude beyond the lower jaw?
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What do you call a mare that has produced 2 or more winners in over 3 of the 8 most prestigious Thoroughbred races?
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What is the name of the proud rhythmic trot performed in one place?
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What is the beginning level of dressage in FEI competition?
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What is it called when you groom by tugging out the longer hairs of a horse by hand?
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What do you call a horse that is between the ages of 12 months and 24 months?
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What is a horse that appears to be a gelding but has an undescended testicle?
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