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Horse Knowledge

Can you guess these random facts about horses?
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Last updated: January 15, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 5, 2018
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A ____ is not a young horse, but a breed of horse that remains small
Pony
What horses do while standing that people generally cannot
Sleep
Offspring of a male donkey and a female horse
Mule
Former branch of the military composed of people who fought on horseback
Cavalry
Former Olympic team sport played on horseback
Polo
Name for an adult female horse
Mare
Fastest "gait" of a horse
Gallop
Complete the analogy: Canine is to dogs as ______ is to horses
Equine
Unit used to measure a horse's height
Hands
Country which has the greatest number of horses
United States
African animal which can interbreed with horses
Zebra
U.S. state which has the most horses
Texas
Breed of horse used in horse racing
Thoroughbred
Country in which that breed was developed
United Kingdom
Country whose wild horses are known as "brumbies"
Australia
Name for a feral horse of the United States, and also a sports car
Mustang
Only country with more horses than people
Mongolia
Olympic event also known as "horse dancing"
Dressage
African animal whose name means "river horse" in ancient Greek
Hippopotamus
Book of the Bible that features four horsemen
Revelation
37 Comments
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Level 59
Jan 7, 2018
I miss one of the horsemen - Hitchens
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2018
The late, great
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Level 75
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 62
Jan 8, 2018
or be a horse
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Level 75
Jan 12, 2018
Or, um, whinny
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2018
Raise two feet and not fall over.
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2018
Be a parent to a foal
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Level 36
Jan 15, 2018
@Malbaby.....that's funny !!! :-)
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Level 70
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 79
Feb 21, 2021
Or eat hay (unless you're cuckoo)
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Level 70
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 62
Sep 25, 2020
technically the only ferral breed of horse in the world are the rare przewalski horses, and mustang is not a breed, it is a term for any horse that is semi- feral.
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2018
100% with 59 seconds left and I HATE horses! :-D
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Level 76
Jan 15, 2018
How can anyone hate horses? They're the most beautiful animal.
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2018
They bite.
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Level 72
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 70
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 62
Sep 25, 2020
Why take a quiz about horses if you hate them?
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Level 90
Dec 13, 2022
Either horses killed his family or he woke up one morning with a horse's head in his bed.
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2018
Good quiz.
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Level 56
Oct 18, 2018
Spelt dressage wrong :( Maybe accept drassage?
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Level 70
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.
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Level 21
Jul 26, 2020
There are MANY forms of horse racing, try taking a Thoroughbred to a barrel racing event for example.
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Level 62
Nov 2, 2020
You could take a Thoroughbred to a barrel racing contest they have the speed, though probaly not the agility, but if you worked with it it could enter, though a Quarter horse is more that speed.
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Level 79
Feb 21, 2021
I want to KICK myself for forgetting pony.
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Level 64
Oct 6, 2021
Thoroughbred is not a breed of horse
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Level ∞
Nov 14, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoroughbred
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2022
Dang it I guessed equestrian for equine. Any way that's close enough?
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2022
Pretty sure there's a typo in this clue: "U.S. state home which has the most horses". I assume it was supposed to be "...home to the most horses" or "...state which has the most horses".
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Level ∞
Dec 13, 2022
Fixed, thank you.
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Level 27
Dec 13, 2022
A pony isn’t a breed it is a horse 14.2 hh or under, the answer could be a Shetland or Falabella. Overall a good quiz :)
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Level 65
Dec 13, 2022
Great quiz, but I would have like to see more questions about Gelding, Stallion, Colt, Broodmare, Filly, Yearling and Foal. (Because those are the ones, I practiced for. ;D)
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2022
Can you accept Equidae?
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Level 58
Dec 13, 2022
I am outraged that the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse isn't dorse or honkey
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Level 57
Dec 13, 2022
I literally pictured a horse standing on its two hind legs and thought "what is it able to do that I can't?"
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2022
I'm skeptical that the average horse knows even half of these things.
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Level 18
May 3, 2024
Some of these are incorrect:

1: A pony isn't a breed. It's just a classification. There are many pony breeds, & most breeds can have ponies & many pony breeds can have horses. A pony BREED would be Connemara, Welsh, etc., but those breeds can produce horses. There are breeds like Quarter Horses that can be pony height - I've owned one.

7: The gallop isn't the fastest gait. Some gaited breeds have breed-specific gaits that can be as fast or faster than a gallop; Standardbreds 'pace', which is a gait seen in Standardbred trot-racing, & Icelandic horses' gait, the tölt, etc.

13: This question can be very deceptive, as the Thoroughbred isn't the only racing breed. A lot of other breeds are used in racing, esp. in the US. Arab horses have been raced far longer than TBs, & the Arab racing circuit is still very popular. Other breeds that are used for racing include but aren't limited to: Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, Paint horses, French Trotters.

16: Mustangs aren't the only wild breed.