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1

How many obstacles should a trail class have?

5-8

(Source: MN 4-H Horsemanship and Horse Training Manual, p. 46)

2

What is the term for the person who rides a horse in a race?

Jockey

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 158)

3

Name three different types of horse racing.

Flat racing, Steeplechasing, Harness racing

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 87)

4

Can you wear spurs in showmanship?

No

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 44)

5

What are the 4 C's in terms of the show ring?

Confidence, Cooperation, Consideration, Carefulness

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 40

6

What is the find?

A hound's first smell of the scent of the fox

Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 107

7

What is a chukker?

A 7.5 minute period in a polo game

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 40

8

A musical freestyle in dressage is called what?

Kur

Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 162

9

How many Triple Crown winners?

11

10

What is a hot walker?

A mechanical device which walks the horse to cool it after exercise

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 522

11

What is meant by "across the board"?

Racing bet where you win if your horse comes in first, second or third

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 511

12

Can your horse wear boots or bandages in a hunt seat equitation class?

Yes

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 25

13

Aluminum shoes are most commonly used in what equine sport?

Race horses

Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 732

14

What is the term for games on horseback?

Gymkhana

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 40

15

What is a race over actual or artificial obstacles, such as hedges, fences and water jumps called?

Steeplechase

Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 255

16

Name the 3 mandatory and 3 optional obstacles in the MN 4-H Trail class.

Mandatory: gate, step over logs, bridge
Optional: raincoat, backing through L or around cones, sidepass, mailbox, ground tie, walk through water, hurdle jump, 360 degree turn in box

Source: MN 4-H Horse Program Rule Book, p. 23 & 24

17

How many feet are in one furlong?

660 feet

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 519

18

In racing, what does the term "film patrol" mean?

The practice of recording a race on film

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 519

19

What is the mounted track employee whose duty is to keep order during the parade from paddock to the post and assist jockeys?

Outrider

Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 198

20

In what two ways can a male horse be a maiden?

Racing and Showing

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 524

21

What is the similarity between a troika and a unicorn hitch?

Both are three horse hitches

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 532-533

22

What is the name of the horse drawn vehicle used in harness racing?

Sulky

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 530

23

What is a bug boy?

Apprentice jockey

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 514

24

What is the teamster's term for signaling a turn to the left?

Haw

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 521

25

What does it mean when you say a horse is "syndicated"?

The horse is owned by several people

Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 492

26

When posting the trot in a ring, the rider should post on which diagonal?

Outside (foreleg nearest the rail)

Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 26

27

Name two Triple Crown winners.

Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978)

Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 275 (includes names only, not years)

28

In the calf roping event, how long must the calf remain tied?

6 seconds

29

What is the youngest of the rodeo's 3 standard riding events?

Bareback

30

In which year were Brahma bulls introduced into the rodeo arena?

1921