Flashcards in Horsemanship-Horses and Horsemanship Deck (35)
What should be considered when buying a horse?
Price, Brokeness, Size
Which is better suited for novice rider to begin on? Three gaited horses or five gaited?
What is the purpose of the bridle?
Hold the bit in the horses mouth
Who developed the snaffle bit?
What is the oldest known type of bit?
Which bit rests lower in the mouth, curb or snaffle?
What is the most widely used bit used for training?
What type of snaffle is most commonly used on hunters and jumpers?
Which single bit is a combination of both a cub and a snaffle, used with two reins and a curb chain?
What does the term "single bridle" refer to?
What does the term "double bridle" refer to?
Two bits and two headstalls
Most common bit
What type of bit is braided rawhide or rope noseband referred to?
Where should a well fitting hackamore sit on a horses nose?
Four inches above the nostril.
How many fingers should fit between the hackamore and the branches of the jaw?
Why is the hackamore bridle bit considered a "fake" bit?
It has shanks but no mouthpiece.
When was the "horse cloth" or earliest form of saddle, used?
When was the first saddle with a tree made?
4th century A.D.
Who is credited with introducing the ladies sidesaddle and in what century?
Anne of Bohemia in the 14th century
In what type of events is an English saddle with a forward seat used?
Jumping and Hunting
Who first developed and used Western saddles?
the Spaniards in Old Mexico
How have American ranchers changed the western saddle?
Made them lighter, less cumbersome, added a higher pommel and a swelled fork.
How much does the average western saddle weigh?
Who is believed to have invented the wheel?
When was the first carriage built in Great Britain Made?
A light racing vehicle with bicycle wheels
How much does a sulky weigh?
How many people could fit into a dogcart?
Four with the hounds carried under the seat
Which carriage is named after a town in Germany where it was first made in 1790. Its a covered carriage that the roof can be opened.