Flashcards in Disciplines and Associations Deck (57):
What type of horse is specially trained to isolate an individual cow in a large herd?
A cutting horse
Name the three reasons why individual cows had to be cut from large herds.
For branding, medical treatment, and grouping purposes
What discipline of horse is known as the work-horse of the range and the aristocrat of the working cow horses?
The cutting horse
When did cutting horse competitions start?
In the mid 1900's
On what date did a group of cowboys and ranchers form the National Cutting Horse Association?
On May 1, 1946
What does NCHA stand for?
National Cutting Horse Association
What are main goals of the National Cutting Horse Association?
To promote cutting competitions, standardize contest rules, and preserve the cutting horses' western heritage
In modern cutting competition, how long do the horses and rider have to demonstrate their ability to cut cattle and prevent them from returning to the herd?
Two minutes and thirty seconds
(T/F) Once the rider selects a cow and cuts it from the rest of the group and drives it forward from the herd he must loosen or drop his reins and let the horse work independent of any guidance from the rider?
What does a run content mean?
The performance and showmanship of both the horse and the rider in cutting
What are the cutting performances of cutting evaluated on?
The challenges made by the cattle, the horses instinctive reaction, errors in judgement made by the horse and rider during competition
The successful cutting horse must be quick, agile, intelligent, and what else?
Have a natural gift of cow sense
Which breed dominates in the cutting discipline?
The American Quarter Horse
Dressage is a French term meaning what?
Dressage has its roots in Classical Greek horsemanship, but wasn't recognized as an important equestrian pursuit until when?
What is the fundamental purpose of dressage?
To develop through standardized progressive training methods, the horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, maximizing its potential as a riding horse
What is the USDF?
United States Dressage Federation
In what year was the USDF formed?
(T/F) Dressage is one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines?
What dressage event was added to the Olympic program at the 1996 games in Atlanta?
(T/F) Dressage is only for Arabians?
What is possibly the oldest team sport?
What does USPA stand for?
United States Polo Association
In what year was the United States Polo Association founded?
Who brought polo to New York in 1876 where it caught on immediately?
James Gordon Bennet
Who was the Texas cowboy that held a 10-goal rating for a still-record 25yrs in polo?
In what year was the National Reining Horse Association founded?
What does NRHA stand for?
National Reining Horse Association
Sliding plate horse shoes would be found on the rear feet of a horse that was used for what type of competition?
(T/F) Reining is a judged event.
In NRHA competition, what score does each horse start with?
Name the NRHA approved classes offered in competition?
Open, Limited open, non professional, intermediate non professional, limited non professional, rookie,snaffle bit, novice horse open, novice horse non professional, youth 14-18, youth 13 and under, novice, and freestyle
In what year was the NRHA Derby established?
In scoring reining competition, credit is given for what?
Smoothness, finesse, attitude, quickness, and authority when performing the various maneuvers
What is the Affiliate Championships Program?
Reining competitors work for awards in their own geographical area to compete for Finals held in the Eastern, Central, or Western regions
What is the oldest and most respected breeding program in the performance horse industry?
NRHA Sire and Dam program
(T/F) The NRHA has a youth program.
(T/F) Most activities can be performed in a sidesaddle.
The sidesaddle has how many pommels?
What is the primary purpose of the WSFI?
The purpose of the World Sidesaddle Federation, Inc. is to promote the elegant art of sidesaddle riding.
What discipline can be traced back to early Roman times when games consisted of chariot, horse racing and acrobatic displays on horses?
Gymnatics on horseback
What positions are involved in vaulting and describe them.
1-3 vaulters perform acrobatics on the back of a horse and the longeur controls the horse using a long line and whip.
What does an ideal vaulting team consist of ?
A bigger, stronger vaulter, known as the base, and smaller ones known as flyers
What is the largest non-formal youth developmental organization?
What orginization is 4-H a part of?
The Cooperative Extension Service
What was 4-H originally developed for?
To meet the educational needs of rural youth
The four H's in 4-H represent what?
The life skills 4-H targets; the head, heart, hands, and health
When did the horse and pony programs become a part of the 4-H program?
In the 1960's
What is the purpose of the 4-H horse and pony program?
The purpose is to use horses as a mode for teaching valuable life skills to youth such as record keeping, public speaking, and leadership
When was the American Horse Council founded?
It was founded in 1969
AHC stands for what?
American Horse Council
Who is eligible to join the American Horse Council?
All participants in the horse industry
In what city was the American Horse Council founded?
How many committees does the American Horse Council have?
Name three of the seven American Horse Council committees.
Racing Committee, Showing Committee, Recreation Committee