How Much Do You Know About Horses?

By: Annette
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How Much Do You Know About Horses?
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About This Quiz

Whether you ride horses or have always just admired them, you have to admit that horses are exceptional animals. Beautiful, majestic and powerful, horses are a big part of our history. In this quiz, we're going to explore some fun facts about these remarkable creatures.
What do horses prefer for food?
Sweet flavors
Horses prefer sweet flavors. They will generally reject anything sour or bitter.
Sour flavors
Bitter flavors

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What do you call a female horse?
A mare
A grown female horse is a mare. A younger female horse is called a filly.
A pony
A girl

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Horses are which of these?
Carnivores
Omnivores
Herbivores
Horses are plant eaters. That means that horses are actually vegan!

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How long does a horse typically live?
112 years
99 years
25 years
Horses only live for about 25 years:( We wish that they lived longer!

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When does a horse breathe through its mouth?
When it's scared
When it's angry
A horse doesn't breathe through its mouth
A horse does not breathe through its mouth. It can only breathe through its nose.

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What is the purest of all the horse breeds?
Arabian
The Arabian horse is the purest of all the horse breeds. There are about 160 distinctive breeds in the world, depending on whose list you prefer.
Clydesdale
Miniature horse

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When do horses start running?
After their first year
Within a month
Within hours of birth
Horses can start running within an hour or so of being born! That must make mom a little anxious.

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What do you call a male horse?
A mare
A buckaroo
A stallion
A grown male horse is called a stallion. A younger male horse is called a colt.

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How much water do horses drink a day?
.25 gallon
2017 gallons
25 gallons
Horses drink up to a whopping 25 gallons of water each day! That's a lot of peeing.

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When do horses vomit?
When they're pregnant
When they are upset
They don't vomit
Horses actually don't vomit! Seems like both a blessing and a curse.

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What is the fear of horses called?
Equinophobia
Equinophobia is the fear of horses. It's actually not uncommon for someone who has never ridden before. Another word for this fear is hippophobia.
whineyphobia
Equestrian psychosis

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What's the average gallop speed?
44 mph
155 mph
27 mph
The average gallop pace is 25 to 30 miles per hour. The record sprint speed is 55 mph.

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What's another name for a horse trailer?
Horse sidecar
Horse mobile
Horse box
Horse box is another name for horse trailer. It was invented by Lord George Bentinck of England.

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How many horses are in the world?
27
20 billion
58 million
There are about 58 million horses in the world. You can find them all across the globe.

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When do a horse's teeth stop growing?
At age 5
At age 10
They never stop
Horse teeth actually never stop growing. Ever heard to "not look a gift horse in the mouth"?

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For how long have horses been domesticated?
Eons
300 years
5,000 years
Horses actually have been domesticated for over 5,000 years. They've played a major role in human history.

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What is the longest verified lifespan for a horse?
122
62
Good Old Billy was 62 years old when he died, making him the oldest horse on record. This was back in 1822.
29

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How do the Chinese feel about horses?
They revere them
The Chinese revere their horses. They see them as symbols of heroics and conquest.
They despise them and eat them
There are no horses in China

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All North American horses are descendants of . . . ?
Wild horses
Japanese horses
European horses
All American horses are descendants of European horses. Even wild horses come from European horses. Long ago, horses lived in North America, but they are extinct.

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Who is Eohippus?
A blind horse in Taiwan
The God of Horses
Prehistoric horse
Eohippus is the name of a prehistoric horse, once common in North America and Europe. It lived around 50 million years ago.

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What is true about horses' eyes?
They're almost blind
They're shaped like elephant eyes
They're the largest of any land mammal
Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. No wonder they look so soulful!

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How do horses sleep?
Lying down
Standing up
Both
Horses can actually sleep either lying down or standing up! Seems convenient, for sure.

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What is flehmen?
Horse phlegm
Horse dander
A smelling technique
Flehmen is a smelling technique, connected with sexual behavior. It makes them look like they're smiling.

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Which is the horse's closest relative?
Goat
Cow
Rhinoceros
Believe it or not, the rhino is the horse's closest relative! You learn something new every day.

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How do horses communicate their feelings?
With their feet
With facial expressions
Horses actually communicate with facial expressions. They use their nostrils, eyes and ears.
With telepathy

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Can horses see purple and violet?
No
Only on Tuesdays
Yes, but with difficulty
Horses are not, in fact, colorblind. But they can see yellows and greens better than violets and purples.

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How many senses do horses have?
3
5
6
Horses actually have a sixth sense! They call it Heightened Perception. This sixth sense is rare in humans.

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Do horses dream at night?
No one knows
Yes
Horses most likely dream at night because they experience REM during sleep. They usually only enter REM sleep while lying down, not while standing.
No

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What is a horse's field of vision like?
They can see 180°
They can see 200°
They can see almost 360°
Horses can see almost 360 degrees. Their eyes are also nine times larger than a human's.

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During the early 1900s, what happened to the horse population?
Decreased
Increased
There was a massive increase in horses from 1867 to 1920. Many horses were bred for use in World War I.
Stayed the same

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Which is true about the horse head from "The Godfather"?
It was fake
It was real
The horse head was real. I know, I know. Terrifying. Sorry to tell you.
Nobody knows

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How big is a horse brain compared to a human brain?
It's the same size as a human child's brain
A horse's brain is about the size of a human child's brain. But they're still remarkably smart creatures.
It's twice the size
It's half the size

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How much saliva do horses produce in a day?
1 liter
1 gallon
10 gallons
Horses actually produce 10 gallons of saliva a day! Makes sense, considering how much water they drink!

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How are horses most comfortable trailering?
Facing forward
Facing backward
Horses are most comfortable when they face the back of the trailer. But any opening will be helpful.
Facing sideways

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What is the national animal of Scotland?
A horse
A unicorn
The unicorn is the official animal of Scotland. They're known for their grace and power.
A lion

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