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Horse Quiz: 20 General Knowledge Trivia Questions About Horses

Horses are fascinating and versatile animals and there’s so much to learn about them. Once you get roped in by their charm and beauty, there’s no turning back.

If you’ve stumbled upon our popular horse quizzes, you’ve probably been a horse lover for a while. Perhaps you take regular riding lessons, own a horse yourself or admire them some other way.

Test your equestrian general knowledge with these 20 horse trivia questions. This quiz is the sixth in our series of horse quizzes. Don’t forget to share your results and to check out our other fun horse quizzes!

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1. To measure a horse, you go from the ground vertically up to where?
Withers
Top of the ears
Lowest part of the back
Highest part of the bum

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2. Which of the following is NOT a horse breed?
Sheltie
Criollo
Trakehner
Connemara

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3. True or false: Horses can only breathe through their nose.
False
True

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4. Which of these is not part of a horse hoof?
Bridge
Hoof wall
Frog
Sole

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5. What do you call a horse with white patches on top of a base coat color?
Pinto
Tricolored
Paint
Appaloosa

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6. What is the segment of hair that hangs between a horse's ears?
Forelock
Fringe
Quiff
Pony Tail

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7. What is the smallest breed of horse?
Falabella
Icelandic Horse
Shetland
Haflinger

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8. Name this horse gait: fast, two-beat, the legs on the same side move together
Pace
Trot
Walk
Canter

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9. True or False: Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
True
False

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10. How many bones are there in a typical horse skeleton?
205
320
312
201

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11. The mother of a horse is called its…


Dam
Sire
Mater
Mare

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12. Approximately how many months is the normal gestation period for a pregnant horse?


11
9
8
10

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13. What is a bosal?


A type of bitless bridle
A brush used to oil the hooves
A strap that prevents the saddle from sliding backwards
A type of snaffle bit

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14. What is this behavior called?


Flehmen response action on a horse
Flehmen
Grimace
Sniffing
Smiling

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15. Which animal below is the horse's closest relative?


Rhino
Elephant
Giraffe
Deer

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16. How many hours a day do horses sleep?
3-4
1-2
7-8
More than 10

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17. Are equines carnivores, herbivores or omnivores?
Herbivores
Omnivores
Carnivores

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18. Which Western riding sport is this?
Horse cutting sport. Horse stopping a cow in a pen
Cutting
Rodeo
Roping
Reining

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19. True or false: Estimating a horse's age by its teeth is a myth.
False
True

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20. Which one is NOT a cue riders use to guide a horse?
Elbows
Voice
Heels
Seat

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Janet L Westminster

Sunday 12th of September 2021

My Icelandic pony was bit on the nose by a rattlesnake. The swelling was so bad she couldn't breath so she started breathing through her mouth. Icelandics are know to breath through their mouth.

Henrietta Szathmary

Monday 13th of September 2021

Hi Janet,

That's interesting, the horse's anatomy doesn't allow them to breathe through their mouths and that's true for every breed. So I'm not sure what happened there but I would love to find out more 😊

Tommy Lee Fossen

Saturday 11th of September 2021

fun quizz thanks!!

Anne Phaff Ussing

Friday 10th of September 2021

The question about sleeping does not specify whether you mean deep sleep, just nodding off, dozing, lying down, or just resting flat on his side with closed eyes.

Henrietta Szathmary

Monday 13th of September 2021

Hi Anne,

Fair point. We meant how many hours do horses sleep with all forms of sleep included. That's why we didn't specify 🙂

Izzy

Friday 16th of July 2021

Hi there just to let you know that the question-answer to how do horses breathe is incorrect; horses are nasal breathers and cannot breathe through their mouths.

Jazmyn

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Horses can breathe through their mouths not live breathing through it but can a little

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