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Who doesn’t love trivia games? It is a time to shine with all the random knowledge that you know on various subjects like spring break trivia, outdoor trivia, and of course, horse trivia.
When it comes to trivia, it’s a pretty big deal in our house. We have a running tab of who is the trivia champion on certain subjects. When I introduced them to horse trivia a few weeks back, you could say that my whole family got really interested in horses all of a sudden.
Trivia bonds us in a whole new way and never takes much time to set up. We play in the car, around the table at dinner, or when we are hanging out in the living room all together for a few minutes.
Why I Love Trivia Games
There are so many reasons to love playing trivia games. Not only does it connect us as a family, but it is a fun way to learn new things and establish a love for learning.
I usually tell my kids about two weeks before I am going to share a new trivia game with them, and they instantly start learning about that subject. I love to watch them become passionate about something and learn.
Trivia also establishes healthy competition. It helps us teach our kids good sportsmanship and how to control emotions in a good way.
How To Play Trivia
- Grab our list of horse trivia questions. We love to print the list so we can take it with us on the go.
- Decide who is going to play and if you are playing as individuals or as a team.
- If you are playing as a team, you will want to make sure the younger children have a partner.
- Take turns with who will answer the questions and who will ask the questions as well.
- Now have fun reading all the horse questions and whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins. You can also establish the game to be over when you hit a certain amount of points.
Benefits Of Trivia Games
There are many benefits to trivia games.
- Learning more about a topic in a fun way.
- Any age can play and will have fun.
- Learn about winning and losing in the comfort of your home.
- Have a fun, challenging game that will help you bond.
Tips And Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks for playing trivia games.
- If it is a topic that you are unfamiliar with or you are playing with younger players, think about playing in teams so they can be involved.
- Have a fun buzzer, like a bell or the taboo buzzer, for those to press when you think you know the answers. Kazoos also work great!
- Print the questions so you can use them when you have downtime. It may be while you are waiting for an appointment, at a restaurant, or even on a road trip.
- Establish house rules so that everyone can have fun together.
Printable Horse Trivia Questions and Answers
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Horse Trivia Questions
Grab your complete list of Horse trivia questions here. Grab the printable lists here to take on the go with you, or be sure to bookmark this page so you can return often!
Harness racing is a type of which kind horse riding discipline?Racing discipline
Gymkhana is a popular and historic equestrian event consisting of what?Speed pattern racing
How tall was Eohippus, the earliest known ancestor to the modern horse?Eohippus only stood around 13 inches tall
In feet, what was the length of the longest horsetail on record?12 feet
In months, what is the average gestation for a pregnant mare?11 months
The gait between a trot and a gallop is called a Canter in English. What is it called in Western?A Lope
What do you understand when someone says, “Put the Cart Before the Horse” in English?Make a mistake by doing things in the wrong order or sequence
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What is the maximum force of a horse kick?A horse kick can have a force of up to 2,000 psi
Who is the trainer of the famous horse Barraza according to Del Mar Derby Presented by Caesars Sport?Vladimir Cerin
A pony is a horse that is less than how many hands high?14.2
At what age is a horse considered a senior?15 years old
As per National Geographic, how many different horse breeds are there which are specialized in everything from pulling wagons to racing?Around 400
At what age is a horse considered fully developed, physically?6 years old
Combined driving is what type of horse riding discipline?Driving discipline
Currently, which horse breeds are popular for their quick-footed moves in Portugal’s bullfighting rings?Lusitano
Dublin Horse Show was canceled for the first time in 2020 since 1940 because of what reason?COVID-19 pandemic
During the 1960s, which horse breed was found pulling carts of milk and vegetables?Clydesdales
During which month of the year, the Pegasus World Cup Turf race is held?January
For how long is a young horse referred to as a foal?A foal is a horse up to the age of 1
For how much money was Fusaichi Pegasus, a Kentucky Derby winner, sold for at auction in 2001?$70 million
The horse breed Auxois originated in which country?France
Generally, wherever a horse’s ear points, that is where the horse is seeing with its eye on the same side — true or false?True
The horse racing venue Ballarat Turf Club is located in which country?Australia
The horse racing venue Hipódromo de Tucumán is located in which country?Argentina
How many blood types do horses have?7
How many bones does a horse have?205
How many eyelids does a horse have?3
How many muscles are in a horse’s ear?10
How many pounds did Sampson, the largest horse on record, weigh?3,360 pounds
How many stomachs does a horse have?Horses only have one stomach, making them non-ruminants
How many wild horses generally gather in groups?3 to 20
How many wins did one of the leading Thoroughbred racehorses, Prestige, foaled in 1903?16 wins
How much saliva do horses produce a day?approximately 10 gallons
How tall was Thumbelina, the smallest horse on record?Thumbelina was only 17.5 inches tall
In France, the AQPS racing breed developed around the end of which century?The 19th century
In many cases, some brown horses are mistakenly called black, because of what reason?They are so dark in color
In order to help your horse achieve engagement, what the horse can do?The horse’s back must be elastic and flexible, and lateral workouts should aid with this.
In terms of horse measurement, how many inches is equivalent to one hand?One hand equals four inches
In the case of AQPS breeds, what percent must be French saddle-bred?12.5 percent
In the horse world, what does “OTTB” mean?Off-the-track Thoroughbred
Jennet horse originated in which country?Spain
List the four basic horse colors, from which all variations originate.Bay, brown, black, and chestnut
Nakayama Racecourse, Japan was built in which year?1990
Of which breed was Fusaichi Pegasus, the most expensive horse ever sold?American Thoroughbred
Of which breed was Sampson, the tallest horse on record?Shire
What material is a horse’s hoof made of?Keratin – the same material from which our nails are made
Qazal horse breed originated in which country?Afghanistan
The Australian Derby is held at which racecourse in Sydney?Randwick Racecourse
The Clifden Show is held in which country?Ireland
The flaxen variation of the horse affects only which breed of horse?Sorrel or chestnut
The highest jump on record, made by a horse consisted of how many feet?The record for the highest jump a horse has made was 8 feet
The presence of tan or brown hairs on the horse’s nose or flanks shows that it is not a genuine black, but what does this mean?A seal brown
The Sinjska Alka is an equestrian competition held in Croatia since which year?1715
The tallest horse on record, Sampson, was how many hands high?Sampson was 21.2 hands high
To what age did Old Billy, the oldest horse on record, live?62 years old
To which location did Christopher Columbus bring horses back to North America in 1493?The Virgin Islands
To which body part do you measure a horse?The withers
The Trakehner breed originated in which country?Germany
What color horse almost invariably has black eyes, hoofs, as well as skin?Black
What do you understand when someone says, “Stalking Horse” in English?Something or someone that masked or concealed the true motivation behind an action
What is meant by “Don’t Spare the Horses” in English?Hurry, or, make haste
What is one of four sports in which the genders compete against each other?Equestrian
What is the abbreviation of The International Federation for Equestrian Sports?FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale)
What is the capacity of the Hanshin Racecourse in Japan?139, 877
What is the fastest gait of the horse with four beats?Gallop
What is the fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse?55 mph
What is the horse’s same bone as a human toe?The pastern
What is the leading cause of death in horses of almost all ages?Colic
What is the name of a beautiful buckskin gelding ridden by actor Lorne Greene in the popular TV show named Bonanza?Buck
What is the name of a valiant and respected chestnut racehorse in the film Dreamer that has a broken leg?Sonador
What is the name of Celeste’s first horse in The Secret Horse by Gina Bertaina?Blessing
What is the name of the historic 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup World Championship winner at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky?American Pharoah
What is the name of the horse in the popular literary work Black Gold by Marguerite Henry?Black Gold
What is the name of the horse ridden by Wade Hampton during the American Civil War?Butler
What is the name of the person who rides a racehorse?A jockey
What is the name of the response used by a horse when he pulls his lips back to sniff?The Flehmen response
What is the name of the spongy triangular pad at the bottom of a horse’s hoof?The frog
What is the name used for riding equipment?Riding equipment is called “tack”.
What is the name used for the person who shoes or trims your horse’s feet?A farrier
What is the other name of Gran Premio Polla de Potrillos?Argentine 2000 Guineas
What is the range of vision of a horse?A horse’s range of vision is an impressive 350 degrees
What is the range that a horse can rotate its ears?Horses can rotate their ears 180 degrees
What is the slowest gait a horse can have?Walk
What is the term for a female horse under the age of 4 years?A filly
What is the term for the offspring of a horse and a donkey?A mule
What is the term used for a horse’s small outdoor enclosure?A paddock
What is the term used for a castrated male horse?A gelding
What is the term used for a horseback rider or anyone involved with horses?An equestrian
What is the term used for an enclosed riding area?An arena
What is the weight of an adult horse’s brain?22 oz
What term is used for a horse that has just started under-saddle training?Green-broke
What was the country of origin of one of the leading Thoroughbred racehorses, Ormonde (1883)?Great Britain
Where are the horse’s two blind spots?Directly in front of his nose, and directly behind his tail
Where did horses originate?Horses originated in North America
Which body part is most commonly the cause of lameness?The hoof
Which breed is considered the oldest domesticated breed in Europe?Friesian
Which color can horses not see?Red
Which kind of horseriding originated for women?Sidesaddle
Which is the most popular horse breed in the United States?The American Quarter Horse
You should pick out your horse’s hooves before and after which activity?Riding
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