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15 Horse Riding Trivia Questions for Equestrians

15 Horse Riding Trivia Questions for Equestrians

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The first horse riding lesson is an exciting time in any equestrian’s life. It’s when we get hooked on this expensive but rewarding hobby for life.

After the first lesson, there will be many more, and you will slowly begin to branch out into one or more disciplines. If you’re lucky, you’ll one day have your own horse and experience a whole new side of equestrian life.

But how much attention did you pay attention in your riding lessons? And how well do you know other disciplines? Regardless of where you are in your horse riding journey, this horse riding trivia is for you!

Test your knowledge now with our fun horse riding quiz!

1. What is NOT a difference between English and Western riding?
English riders push their heels down in the stirrups while Western riders do not
An English saddle is smaller and lighter than a Western saddle
Western riders are more laid back in the saddle than English riders
A Western bridle lacks the noseband found on English bridles

Correct!

Wrong!

2. Which side do you mount a horse from?
Left
Right

Correct!

Wrong!

3. Which is the correct order of arena letters going clockwise:
A, K, E, H, C, M, B, F
A, H, E, C, K, B, M, F
A, B, C, E, F, H, K, M
A, F, K, C, M, B, E, H

Correct!

Wrong!

4. How many fingers should fit between the noseband and your horse's head?
2
1
3
4

Correct!

Wrong!

5. What is neck reining?
When riders press the reins against the horse's neck to change direction
When riders hold onto the neck of an unruly horse
When cowboys throw a lasso onto a horse's neck
When you clip the hair on a horse's neck

Correct!

Wrong!

6. What is this arena figure called?
Serpentine hors arena figure drawn out
Serpentine
Figure of eight
Half-volte
Pessade

Correct!

Wrong!

7. A shoulder-in is when the horse's front legs stay by the fence while the hind legs shift towards the inside.
False
True

Correct!

Wrong!

8. How do you know a bit is correctly fitted?
You can see two wrinkles in the corner of the horse's mouth
You can see an inch of the mouthpiece on either side
The rings sit snug against the horse's mouth
None of the above

Correct!

Wrong!

9. Which horse breed is most suitable for eventing/cross-country?
Thoroughbred
Haflinger
Friesian
Arabian

Correct!

Wrong!

10. Can you name this part of the saddle?


Arrow pointing to the Pommel part of an English saddle
Pommel
Cantle
Twist
Panel

Correct!

Wrong!

11. Which one is NOT an English discipline?


Reining
Show Jumping
Dressage
Endurance

Correct!

Wrong!

12. Counter-canter is when the horse is leading with the outside leg.


True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

13. After how many refusals is a rider disqualified in show jumping?


Three
One
Two
Four

Correct!

Wrong!

14. What is a "chair seat"?


When the rider leans back in the saddle with legs pushed forward
When the rider's poll, hip and heels form a straight line
When the rider sits with an arched back
None of the above

Correct!

Wrong!

15. What type of bit is this?


Curb horse bit
Curb bit
Snaffle bit
Full cheek bit
D-ring bit

Correct!

Wrong!

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Horse girl

Monday 28th of November 2022

this quiz was very fun!!! please make more like this

Hare Family Animals YouTube Channel

Saturday 4th of June 2022

It's a very cool quiz. I'm a Beginner and I'm not amazing at these things or riding but I'm a western rider so it is a bit different but I liked trying it the best I got was 13 out of 15 over all it was really fun.

Scarlet

Thursday 11th of August 2022

@Hare Family Animals YouTube Channel, I'm a beginner, too, and I also do western riding, which stable do you ride at? I ride at Reyner Riding Stables. This quiz was fun, I got 10/15. thx for this quiz!

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Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Half of these question r wrong i do western and have been to Kentucky Rolex for eventing and won and western people do put there heels down especially in reining.

Hare Family Animals YouTube Channel

Saturday 4th of June 2022

@Henrietta Szathmary, Actually normally the way I learned when doing bare back (in the western riding style) that you have your heels down and toes up. But i do understand that other riders learn a bit differently.

Henrietta Szathmary

Friday 13th of May 2022

Hi there,

I'm afraid you misunderstood the question, it's asking what is NOT a difference or in other words which statement is NOT true. The fact that Western riders don't push their heels down isn't true/is not a difference, therefore it's the correct answer 🙂 What other questions did you think were wrong?

Makenzie

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

please use the chat for only importaint reasons or questions that you need to know about the quiz

Iiz

Thursday 27th of January 2022

@Lia and lizzy the horse, it sucked

Lia and lizzy the horse

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

@Makenzie, ok sure