Quiz Answers to Social Media Post Today
Our social media quiz today answers are below with reference points for those that want to do more research on the answers.
Q. A “hand” is how many inches when measuring a horses height?
A. C - 4
A "Hand" is a unit of measure equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers. The number of whole hands is properly followed by a period, then the remaining height in inches. Thus a horse who measures 5 feet and two inches at the withers would be designated "15.2 hands".
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Q. A white marking on a horses head is called?
A. F - All the above
"Common facial markings are: Blaze: a wide white stripe down the middle of the face.
Strip, stripe, or race: a narrow white stripe down the middle of the face.
Bald Face: a very wide blaze, extending to or past the eyes. Some, but not all, bald faced horses also have blue eyes
Star: a white marking between or above the eyes. If a stripe or blaze is present, a star must be significantly wider than the vertical marking to be designated separately.
Snip: a white marking on the muzzle, between the nostrils."
Q. What side should you mount a horse from?
A. A - Left
"Side to Mount a Horse You are taught to always mount a horse or pony from the "near" side or the animal's left side. The right side of a horse or pony is considered the "off" side. Mounting from the left or near side of the animal has its roots back in war, when horses were ridden by soldiers armed with swords." www.answers.com/Q/Should_you_mount_a_horse_from_the_left_or_right_side
Q. What is any horse under a year called?
A. B - Foal
"A baby horse is called a foal, with gender-specific names being colt for a male and filly for a female. Foals that are still nursing are sometimes called sucklings, and a weanlings after the nursing period ends." www.reference.com/pets-animals/name-baby-horse-bec4623b016e1319
Q. What is the body part most commonly used to estimate the age of a horse?
A. C - Teeth
" The art of determining the age of horses by inspection of the teeth is an old one. ... There are four major ways to estimate age of horses by appearance of their teeth:
Occurrence of permanent teeth
Disappearance of cups
Angle of incidence
Shape of the surface of the teeth"
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