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1

Name 5 pieces of grooming equipment.

Body Brush, Dandy Brush, Curry Comb, Mane & Tail Comb, Hoof Pick, Sweat Scraper, Grooming Cloth

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 445)

2

What is a rat-tailed horse?

A horse having little hair in its tail

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 83)

3

What is docking?

Removing part of the dock of the tail, cutting tendons to make the horse carry it high

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 517 / Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 83)

4

What is a banged tail?

Hair of a full length tail is cut straight across

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 23)

5

What is bang tailed?

Hair of tail cut below the dock or bony part of tail

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 23)

6

What is the only purpose for which you would use a metal currycomb?

To remove thick, dry mud or heavy, loose hair

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 35)

7

Why is it recommended to groom a horse thoroughly before saddling?

Removes dirt & burrs that may cause sores and/or rider may find new ones

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 420-3)

8

What do you call a person who tends & cares for horses?

Groom

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 520)

9

What does hogged mean?

Short-cut mane

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 521)

10

What is a bridle path on a horse?

Clipped area behind the ears where the crownpiece of the bridle crosses

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 39)

11

What function does the body brush serve?

To brush the entire body

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 445)

12

What do you call a horse that is neither hot to the touch nor breathing hard after he's been exercised?

Cooled out

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 68)

13

What type of brush is best for sensitive areas of the face & legs?

Soft

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 1100-12)

14

In grooming a horse, in what direction should the hair be brushed?

In the direction of its' natural lay

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 37)

15

What is a rubber currycomb used for?

Remove excessive mud, dirt, loose hair, and saddle marks

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 37)

16

In grooming a horse, where is the metal currycomb never used?

Over bony area - head, below knees or hocks

(Source; Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 445)

17

What is the term used for a mane that has been cut off so that part is left standing upright?

Roached mane

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 35)

18

How can you remove caked mud & manure from the hoof wall?

Washing with water & stiff brush

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 37)

19

How do you clean the currycomb when grooming?

Strike it on back of brush or boot heel

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 37)

20

How often should horses that are stabled be groomed?

Daily

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 444)

21

What do you call a tail that has been shortened or thinned by pulling?

Pulled tail

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 527)

22

If you body-clip your horse, what should be done in cold weather?

Blanket horse or keep in stable

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 38)

23

What is meant by "picking out" a mane or tail?

Separating the hairs with your fingers to keep them from tangling

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 38)

24

How far down the tail is a hunter's tail braided?

8-12 inches

(Source; Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 39)

25

In what order should you clean your horse's feet?

Counter-clockwise - near fore, near hind, off hind, off fore

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 36)

26

What is the term for roughness in texture of hair?

Coarse

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 60)

27

How can you avoid a dull, sunburned appearance of your horse's coat?

Turn it out to pasture at night, early morning or late evening instead of during the day

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 38)

28

How long should the mane be for proper braiding?

4-6 inches

29

When should you groom a horse that's exercised or worked?

Both before the workout & immediately on return to the stable

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 35)

30

Referring to grooming, what is roached?

Term used when the mane is all cut off (so part is left standing upright?

(Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, p. 235 / Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 528)

31

What type of strokes will remove the most dirt when using a stiff brush?

Short, strong ones with outward action away from the horse's body

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 37)

32

What motion is most effective when currying?

Circular

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 445)