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  1. #1
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    Smile *Horse Trivia Game*

    Answer the horse trivia question from the last post.
    Then think of a new horse trivia question for the next poster....

    Note: If two people answer the same question because they posted at the same time, the next poster may answer both new questions.


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    Why is a quarter horse, called a quarter horse?
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    Cause...it is supposed to have the ability to run a quarter of a mile in under/around 20 seconds? Or, it is said to be the fastest sprint horse. (I think)

    Question:
    Why do horses ears twitch when they drink? (always wanted to know)
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    it happens as they swallow.. if you put your fingers infront of your ears on your face and swallow, this little lump pops out then back in again I guess the cartilage is connected I think it's really cute!

    Ummm

    How do you get a canter really balanced and shift the weight off the forehand??



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    Barrel racing and jumping in figure-eight patterns.

    Why is a polo pony called a polo pony when they're all horses?
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    Because the polo "pony" is used for polo, and they are small in size...? (taking a guess, its probably wrong.)

    Question:What do you do when a horse has an abcess (besides calling the vet!)?
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    It's been a while since my last abcess treatments.... let's see.... soak it in hot water & epsom salts, wrap it up with a diaper (maybe add a little more salts to that) and duct tape! Wait for it to pop...


    Now... what is the difference between a blemish and an unsoundness?



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    A blemish is cosmetic, whereas an unsoundness affects the horse's ability to move.

    Let's see.... how often should you trim the AVERAGE horse's foot
    "Riding: the art of keeping a horse between yourself and the ground."

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    Oh oh, I've heard several reasons: one being that back in medival times, when soldiers carried swords on their left side for a cross draw, it made it easier to mount if they swung the right, swordless leg over the horse's back. Or, when calvaries were in use, they all had to mount in a line up and it only made sense that they all mount from the same side as to not kick the guy next to them in the face as he mounted.

    Why do English saddles have three billets to attach the girth to, but the girth only has two buckles?
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    Because back in the day when men carried swords it was generally on their left side and they couldn't mount as easily on the right side of the horse.

    What is that disease called where the fetlocks, usually the rear, drop to the point they're almost on the ground?
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    Oh darn, I just learned the term the other day...ok:
    Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis

    What are the three major VFAs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJenners
    Oh oh, I've heard several reasons: one being that back in medival times, when soldiers carried swords on their left side for a cross draw, it made it easier to mount if they swung the right, swordless leg over the horse's back. Or, when calvaries were in use, they all had to mount in a line up and it only made sense that they all mount from the same side as to not kick the guy next to them in the face as he mounted.

    Why do English saddles have three billets to attach the girth to, but the girth only has two buckles?
    A: If one of the billets break you'll have a spare.


    Edited to forward SpazabianLitRB's Question: What are the three major VFAs?
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    The major equine hindgut fermentation "volatile fatty acids" (VFA's) are: Acetic acid, Propionic acid, and Butyric acid.

    SpazabianLitRB, that was a hard question.

    What land is the Connemara Pony indigenous to?
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    Sorry. Now you know why my 4-H Horse Bowl team hated it when it was my week to make questions!

    I'm proud of you tho!

    Answer: Ireland?

    Another Question:
    Before Arabians had their own registry, what registry where they put into in the U.S.?
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    The Arabian Horse Club of America.

    What is the stride length of an average horse at the canter?
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    Is it 12'? That number seems to stick out.

    Is 14.2 hands a pony or a horse?
    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert



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    a pony --
    up to 14.2hh a pony 14.2h and above ahorse

    what is the basic requirement when lunging



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    A Longe-Line!!!

    (not to be confused with the basic requirement for lounging.... a 'lounge' chair!)

    Do horses see in color or black/white?
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    Gosh, Ive heard both. They see in color, but VERY limited. Thanks Google! Opps, didnt edit fast enough..next poster got me!

    What TB had the longest recorded stride?
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