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What does the term "trappy" mean?

A short, choppy stride

1

Is a shorter croup or a longer croup more desirable in a horse?

Longer croup

2

How far away from the horse should you stand in a judging contest?

Ten to twenty paces

3

Which is more desirable in a horse: a flat cannon or a round cannon?

A flat cannon

5

What is the time limit for giving oral reasons in a judging contest?

2 minutes

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 14)

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The judge will determine the value of your oral reasons. Name the 4 criteria oral reasons are graded on.

Accuracy, presentation and delivery, completeness, terms

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 15-16)

7

What is the purpose of horse judging?

To find the horse most typical of the ideal for its breed

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 220-1)

8

What is the key to success in giving oral reasons?

Practice

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 14)

9

Where should your hands be while you are delivering a set of oral reasons?

Behind your back

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 15)

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What is most important in giving oral reasons?


Accuracy

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 14)

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How are horses usually numbered in a judging class?

1-4, left to right

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 14)

12

When horse judging, besides having knowledge of anatomy, you should also be able to recognize what?

Unsoundness's & blemishes

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 13 / AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 230-1)

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According to the Horses and Horsemanship manual, how does one develop the art of horse judging?

Patient study & long practice

13

At what distance should one stand from an oral reasons judge while delivering a set of oral reasons?

About 6 feet

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 15)

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In judging, how do you determine if a horse has balance?

Balanced appearance comes from the forequarters & hindquarters appearing to be of nearly equal size & development OR proportionally as long as it is tall

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship (National 4-H Council), p. 9 / The Horse, Evans, p. 133)