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1

What is a natural 2-beat gait in which the lateral legs move simultaneously?

Pace

2

What is an exaggerated paddling?

Winging out

3

Most unsoundnesses from concussion and trauma occur where?

Front legs

4

What are the 3 natural gaits?

Walk, trot, and gallop

5

What term describes the withers, back, loin, and croup?

Topline

6

What term describes a horse that is free of any injuries or defects that would affect its usefulness?

Sound

7

What do we call ears that are carried horizontally to the side?

Lop ears

8

What are low, round, thick withers called?

Mutton withers

9

What are the bulged or op-eyed appearance of the eye called?

Bovine eyes

10

What is an unsoundness?

Defect in form or function that interferes with the usefulness of the horse

11

What term describes the physical appearance of the horse, due to arrangement of muscle, bone, and other body tissues?

Conformation

12

What is the single most important consideration when selecting a horse?

Purpose for which it is to be used

13

What is the fastest 4 beat artificial gait?

Rack

14

What term describes a hard contact with the ground?

Pounding

15

Give the term for a concave or sagging back.

Swayback

16

What is another name for the running walk?

Plantation gait

17

What is the smoothest gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse?

Running walk

18

Name the gait that is characterized by 2 beats, in which the diagonal fore and hind legs move together.

Trot

19

What term refers to a broken crest?

Lop neck

20

Name the action defect that results when the toe of the horse's hind foot strikes the lateral forefoot.

Forging

21

Which is the faster gait, trotting or pacing?

Pacing

22

What is the mother of all gaits and the most useful gait?

Walk

23

Name the 4 parts of the horse that are included in the topline.

Withers, back, loin (coupling), and croup

24

What type of interference occurs at the trot when the hind foot strikes the sole of the front foot on the same side?

Forging

25

What would be the ideal ratio of the top to bottom lines of the horse's neck?

2 to 1 with top longer

26

What is an ossification of the lateral cartilage resulting from injuries that cause calcium to accumulate and harden?

Sidebones

27

What is a bony enlargement in the groove formed by the splint and cannon bones?

Splint

28

What is exaggerated lifting and forward motion of one or both hocks that is spasmodic and involuntary and when is this condition most obvious?

Stringhalt, most obvious when backing or turning the horse

29

What shape should the head be when viewed from the side?

Triangular

30

Regardless of the breed, the hindquarters should appear to be what shape when viewed from the side?

Square