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15 Horse Anatomy Quiz & Trivia Questions

Having a knowledge of basic horse anatomy can help you a lot when you’re around horses. By knowing what’s normal and what isn’t, you’ll be able to spot issues with your horse much quicker. Plus, you can show off your knowledge to family and friends!

There are many professions that are based on horse anatomy and physiology. The vet, farrier, saddle fitter, or equine massage therapist are all experts in the field.

Whether you already know it all or are still learning, you’ll enjoy our fun horse anatomy trivia!

1. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.
True
False

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Wrong!

2. Which one is the horse's 'true knee'?
Horse knee and anatomy trivia question
B
A
Neither
Both

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Wrong!

3. Name this structure of the horse's hoof:
Frog part of a horse's hoof trivia quiz question
Frog
Bulb
Triangle
Saddle

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Wrong!

4. How many toes does a horse have on each foot?
One
Two
Five
None

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5. Which horse breed has one less rib, lumbar vertebrae, and tail bone?
Arabian
Akhal-Teke
Quarter Horse
Friesian

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Wrong!

6. How many teeth can horses have?
36-40
36-38
38-40
37-39

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Wrong!

7. Which arrow is pointing to the horse's point of hip?


What point is the horse's hip horse anatomy trivia question
B
A
C
None of these

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Wrong!

8. Do horses have collarbones?


No
Yes

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Wrong!

9. What range of motion do horses' ears have?


180°
90°
240°
360°

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Wrong!

10. Name this bone of the horse's skeleton:


Cannon bone on a horse's leg from a horse anatomy quiz
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Cannon bone
Tibia
Radius
Long pastern bone

Correct!

Wrong!

11. What do you call the section of the mouth where the bit sits?


Bars of the mouth
Hiatus
Mandible
Maxilla

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Wrong!

12. Name the main muscle supporting the rider's weight:


Muscle on a horse's back that supports a rider's weight
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Longissimus dorsi muscle
Trapezius muscle
Latissimus dorsi muscle
Intercostal muscles

Correct!

Wrong!

13. How wide is the horse's range of vision?


350°
300°
280°
240°

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Wrong!

14. What are the long hairs on some horses' legs called?


Feathers
Forelock
Slippers
Fetlock Hairs

Correct!

Wrong!

15. Typically, how many bones does a horse have?


205
211
250
201

Correct!

Wrong!

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Know it all

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

And it’s “feather” not “feathers” (long hair on horses legs)

Rhonda

Sunday 19th of September 2021

@Know it all,

I've always heard feathers. Never heard it in singular form, ever.

Horse feathers it is.

Henrietta Szathmary

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Hi there,

Both words are actually correct, different parts of the world just use one or the other. Sometimes the spelling can differ too. Where I live they say "feathers" 🙂

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