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1

What are two types of stalls?

Tie stall and box stall

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 308)

2

What is the most popular box stall size?

12x12

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 778)

3

What is the recommended width of a horse tie stall?

5 feet wide

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 779 / AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 320-5)

4

What is the minimum size recommended for a box stall?

10'x10'

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 320-3)

5

Name four things to consider when choosing a material with which to build a barn.

Initial cost, durability and minimum maintenance, attractiveness, fire resistance

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 303)

6

Give 2 management alternatives for the disposal of fresh horse manure.

Spread on field, sell, store in pit, compost

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 470)

7

What is the primary consideration of any horse facility?

Safety

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 754)

8

What are two factors that affect a good horse fence?

Strength, height, tightness, highly visible

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 759)

9

Why should black walnut shavings be avoided as bedding?

It causes laminitis if eaten

(Source: Horses and Horsemanship, Ensminger, p. 466)

10

Give two disadvantages of electric fencing.

Difficult for the horse to see, thin, can cut, shorts out easily

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 765-766)

11

Name a disadvantage to wood floors in stalls.

Slippery when wet, difficult to clean, harbor odors

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 779)

12

What is the biggest disadvantage of PVC or vinyl fencing?

Expensive (2 times the cost of board)

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 766)

13

In which direction should stall doors open?

Slide or open outward

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 777)

14

What is one of the most desirable materials for building a stall?

Wood (rough cut oak is the strongest)

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 320-5)

15

What is the major purpose of a stall door?

That it keeps the horse safely within the stall.

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 320-5)

16

What is the most popular kind of bedding?

Straw

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 330-1)

17

Why should electric wiring in barns be inside conduits?

So horses/rodents can't chew them or rub on them

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 340-1)

18

What is a general term for material used to cover a stall floor to provide comfort & absorb moisture?

Bedding

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 110-5)

19

Which is generally higher - purchase price or yearly maintenance costs for horses?

Maintenance cost

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 210-3)

20

What can you do to prevent mudholes around gates, water tanks & feeding areas?

Fill them with gravel

(Source: The Horse, Evans, p. 770-771)

21

What do you call an unwanted or out-of-place plant?

Weed

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 365-6)

22

What is meant by the term "full board"?

Stable where your horse is kept will take care of all your horse's needs

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 110-3)

23

What type of fence is strongly discouraged for use with horses?

Barbed wire

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 350-4)

24

On which side of the post should the wooden boards be placed when building a horse fence?

Inside

(Source: AYHC Horse Industry Handbook, 350-2)