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Updated on Dec 1, 2019. Posted on Nov 30, 2019

If You Can Get 7/8 On This Horse Facts Test, You're A Total Horse Girl

The kind of horse knowledge that says, "I read all the Heartland books."

  1. What's the average lifespan of a horse?

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    They live about 25–30 years!

  2. Which of these gaits is the fastest?

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    It's the gallop!

  3. Which of these photos depicts dressage?

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    This is dressage!

    The others are cross-country jumping, show jumping, and barrel racing.

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  4. Which of these is NOT a term for a young horse?

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    It's a pony!

    A pony is just a small horse (usually shorter than about 14 hands when full grown). A foal is a horse who's less than a year old, a filly is a female under 4, and a colt is a male under 4.

  5. What kind of saddle is pictured here?

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    It's English!

    Here's a picture of a Western saddle for reference.

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  6. What color is this horse?

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    It may look white, but it's gray!

    Despite what some horse girls may say, true white horses do exist — they're just very rare. A true white horse has pink skin, and its coat doesn't darken as it ages.

  7. Which of these horses is wearing a halter?

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    This is a halter!

    A halter doesn't have a bit or reins, and it's usually just used to attach a lead rope. A bridle is for riding, as the bit and reins help you direct the horse.

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  8. What do you call this hair on a horse's forehead?

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    It's the forelock!

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