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Horse Knowledge

Can you answer these random trivia questions about horses?
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First submittedJanuary 5, 2018
Last updatedJanuary 15, 2018
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What is the word for a small horse?
Pony
What can horses do while standing that people generally cannot?
Sleep
What is the name for the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse?
Mule
What former branch of the military was composed of people who fought on horseback?
Cavalry
What former Olympic team sport was played on horseback?
Polo
What is the name for an adult female horse?
Mare
What is the fastest "gait" of a horse?
Gallop
Complete the analogy: Canine is to dogs as ______ is to horses
Equine
What unit is used to measure a horse's height?
Hands
Which country has the most horses?
United States
What African animal can interbreed with horses?
Zebras
What U.S. state has the most horses?
Texas
What breed of horses is used in horse racing?
Thoroughbred
In which country was that breed developed?
United Kingdom
What country's wild horses are known as "brumbies"?
Australia
What is the name for a feral horse of the United States, and also a sports car?
Mustang
What is the only country where wild, never domesticated, horses currently live?
Mongolia
What Olympic event is also known as "horse dancing"?
Dressage
What African animal's name is "river horse" in ancient Greek?
Hippopotamus
What book of the Bible features four horsemen?
Revelation
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level 63
Jan 7, 2018
I miss one of the horsemen - Hitchens
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level 73
Jan 8, 2018
The late, great
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level 73
Jan 8, 2018
Horses can do many things that humans can't do whilst standing. Like swish their tail :-P
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
or be a horse
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level 73
Jan 12, 2018
Or, um, whinny
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level 67
Jan 14, 2018
Raise two feet and not fall over.
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level 62
Jan 14, 2018
Be a parent to a foal
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level 31
Jan 15, 2018
@Malbaby.....that's funny !!! :-)
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
@malbaby you can when you stand on your hands. Whether you do a handstand, or just lower you hands and lift your feet so your ass is a right above the ground
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
honestly the first thing I thought of was pee..

(then something else then pee again, another thing and pee again. All in the same second though haha, then tried to think what we reallly are unable to do)

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level 57
Jan 14, 2018
100% with 59 seconds left and I HATE horses! :-D
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level 61
Jan 15, 2018
How can anyone hate horses? They're the most beautiful animal.
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level 72
Jan 16, 2018
They bite.
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level 78
Apr 24, 2018
Only if you're foolish enough to get too close to one that you don't know their temperament - sorta like people. And I agree, there is nothing in the world more naturally beautiful or graceful than a horse.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
I am inclined to lean more to the original comment. I dont hate them, but yea no fuzzy feeling at all. Not because they are scary or anything but yea never been my cup of tea at all.

I do like videos of them playing though (horsing around ;) ) that is really cool to look at!! If you would see that more in real life (instead of a glare/glassy stare) I would like them a whole lot better)

Other than that yea no, I have never gotten a pleasant feeling around them personally and dont see why people praise them so much (out of proportion I mean, it is like some infatuation. I can see the core of truth in the comments but yea if compared to how people talk about other animals it is kind of strange.

And how come a donkey doesnt get equally as much praise? they look much sweeter/friendlier and more cuddly imo.

(I guess for girls it is sort of a childhood dream tending for a horse, dont ask me why, and guys see the power in it? )

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level 44
Jan 14, 2018
I thought wild horses lived on Sable Island off of Nova Scotia in Canada
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level 71
Jan 14, 2018
I think the Sable Island horses are a bit like mustangs in the US in that they are formerly domesticated horses (or their descendents), rather than a breed that has always been wild.
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Yep. There are feral horses all over the place, but only in Mongolia can you find a horse whose ancestors were never domesticated.
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level 78
Apr 24, 2018
New Information: As of March 31, 2018, "Science News" reports that DNA testing done on the wild horses of Mongolia indicates that they are the descendants of domesticated horses and are not wild but feral.
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level 53
Jan 14, 2018
What about the wild ponies in the New Forest in UK?
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level 58
Jan 14, 2018
They aren't truly wild. They have owners who pay for them to be turned out in the area
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level 22
Feb 5, 2018
They are wild, they’re just a protected species, they aren’t owned.
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level 37
Jan 14, 2018
Good quiz.
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level 22
Feb 5, 2018
Wild horses also live in the UK, New Forest Ponies.
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level 67
Jun 3, 2018
As well as Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies
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level 54
Oct 18, 2018
Spelt dressage wrong :( Maybe accept drassage?
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
Omg I did well on a horse quiz! I thought I would get like 10% max but I got them all! It is arguably the animal I know least about haha, well atleast compared to all the other common animals (pets & livestock/barnyard). I got 100% ! Ow wait I did not, I failed gallop, but I did write it, twice (atleast) actually but apparenly misspelled it every time.