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Flashcards in Horses and Horsemanship Chapter 2 & 3 Deck (21):
1

Which country has the largest horse population?

China

2

What two states in the US have the highest horse population?

Texas and California

3

Including the auditory ossicles, how many bones are in the horses skull?

34

4

How many bones are in the pelvic limbs?

40

5

How many bones are in the thoracic limbs?

40

6

How many cervical vertebrae are there?

7

7

Where are the cervical vertebrae located?

The Neck

8

Where are coccygeal vertebrae found?

The Tail

9

How many dorsal vertebrae are there?

18

10

Where are the dorsal vertebrae found?

In the back

11

Where are the lumbar vertebrae found?

The Loin

12

Where are the sacral vertebrae found?

The Croup

13

True or False: It is common for horses to have an extra pair of ribs.

True

14

Which ribs are the longest?

7 and 8

15

What is a true rib?

The ribs attach to the sternum

16

What is a floating rib?

The ribs overlap and attach to each other

17

How is the sternum shaped?

like a Canoe

18

How many segments does the sternum divide into?

8

19

What are the 4 extra teeth that a male horse has called?

Tushes

20

Where are the carpal bones found?

In the knee

21

What angle should the slope of the hind pasterns be?

50 degrees