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1

What type of horse is specially trained to isolate an individual cow in a large herd?

A cutting horse

2

Name the three reasons why individual cows had to be cut from large herds.

For branding, medical treatment, and grouping purposes

3

What discipline of horse is known as the work-horse of the range and the aristocrat of the working cow horses?

The cutting horse

4

When did cutting horse competitions start?

In the mid 1900's

5

On what date did a group of cowboys and ranchers form the National Cutting Horse Association?

On May 1, 1946

6

What does NCHA stand for?

National Cutting Horse Association

7

What are main goals of the National Cutting Horse Association?

To promote cutting competitions, standardize contest rules, and preserve the cutting horses' western heritage

8

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

9

(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?

True

10

What does a run content mean?

The performance and showmanship of both the horse and the rider in cutting

11

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

12

The successful cutting horse must be quick, agile, intelligent, and what else?

Have a natural gift of cow sense

13

Which breed dominates in the cutting discipline?

The American Quarter Horse

14

Dressage is a French term meaning what?

Training

15

Dressage has its roots in Classical Greek horsemanship, but wasn't recognized as an important equestrian pursuit until when?

The Renaissance

16

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

17

What is the USDF?

United States Dressage Federation

18

In what year was the USDF formed?

In 1973

19

(T/F) Dressage is one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines?

True

20

What dressage event was added to the Olympic program at the 1996 games in Atlanta?

Freestyle

21

(T/F) Dressage is only for Arabians?

False

22

What is possibly the oldest team sport?

Polo

23

What does USPA stand for?

United States Polo Association

24

In what year was the United States Polo Association founded?

In 1890

25

Who brought polo to New York in 1876 where it caught on immediately?

James Gordon Bennet

26

Who was the Texas cowboy that held a 10-goal rating for a still-record 25yrs in polo?

Cecil Smith

27

In what year was the National Reining Horse Association founded?

In 1966

28

What does NRHA stand for?

National Reining Horse Association

29

Sliding plate horse shoes would be found on the rear feet of a horse that was used for what type of competition?

Reining

30

(T/F) Reining is a judged event.

True

31

In NRHA competition, what score does each horse start with?

70

32

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

33

In what year was the NRHA Derby established?

In 1983

34

In scoring reining competition, credit is given for what?

Smoothness, finesse, attitude, quickness, and authority when performing the various maneuvers

35

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

36

What is the oldest and most respected breeding program in the performance horse industry?

NRHA Sire and Dam program

37

(T/F) The NRHA has a youth program.

True

38

(T/F) Most activities can be performed in a sidesaddle.

True

39

The sidesaddle has how many pommels?

Two

40

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.

41

What discipline can be traced back to early Roman times when games consisted of chariot, horse racing and acrobatic displays on horses?

Vaulting

42

Define vaulting.

Gymnatics on horseback

43

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.

44

What does an ideal vaulting team consist of ?

A bigger, stronger vaulter, known as the base, and smaller ones known as flyers

45

What is the largest non-formal youth developmental organization?

4-H

46

What orginization is 4-H a part of?

The Cooperative Extension Service

47

What was 4-H originally developed for?

To meet the educational needs of rural youth

48

The four H's in 4-H represent what?

The life skills 4-H targets; the head, heart, hands, and health

49

When did the horse and pony programs become a part of the 4-H program?

In the 1960's

50

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

51

When was the American Horse Council founded?

It was founded in 1969

52

AHC stands for what?

American Horse Council

53

Who is eligible to join the American Horse Council?

All participants in the horse industry

54

In what city was the American Horse Council founded?

Washington D.C.

55

How many committees does the American Horse Council have?

Seven

56

Name three of the seven American Horse Council committees.

Racing Committee, Showing Committee, Recreation Committee

57

What is the mission of the American Horse Council?

To protect and promote the equine industry