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15 Horse Riding Trivia Questions for Equestrians

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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10. Can you name this part of the saddle?


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

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11. Which one is NOT an English discipline?


Reining
Show Jumping
Dressage
Endurance

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


True
False

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


Three
One
Two
Four

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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

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Wrong!

15. What type of bit is this?


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

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