The Great Horse Trivia Test!

 Horses are such incredible creatures. They have been with us for so many years, helping us get from place to place for much, much longer than cars ever did. They are beautiful, fast, big and kind beasts. Do you love horses as well? Prove it by taking our horse trivia test!
 
 
A young female horse is called...
A stallion
A mare
A colt
A filly
 
 
True or False: Horses only sleep standing up.
Horses can sleep both standing or lying down
True
False
 
 
A domesticated horse has a life span of about...
12-15 years
8-12 years
40-50 years
25-30 years
 
 
How can you tell a horse's (approximate) age?
Check the ears
Check the legs
Check the feet
Check the teeth
 
 
True or False: Most white horses are actually grey.
True
False
 
 
It is believed humans have been domesticating the horse for _______ years.
500
1000
1500
5000
 
 
How big was the oldest horse fossil we can find?
This ancient horse species Diminutive Hyracotherium may have looked more like a small goat.
The size of a small pony
The size of a large dog
The size of a mouse
The size of a duck
 
 
Horses can run within ______ after birth.
Seconds
Minutes
Days
Hours
 
 
How old did 'Old Billy', the oldest horse in history, live to be?
This is based on reports since Old Billy lived in the 19th century.
62
48
95
72
 
 
True or False: There are no horse breeds native to North America
There WERE native horses, as fossils show. But they disappeared 8,000 years ago. All horses in North America came originally from Europe.
True
False
 
 
A young male horse is called...
A stallion
A mare
A colt
A filly
 
 
A horses's gallop top speed is about...
27 mph (44 kph)
15 mph (24 kph)
35 mph (56 kph)
8 mph (13 kph)
 
 
Wild horses live in groups of up to ________ horses.
Wild horses usually roam in groups of no more than 3-20 horses, that is because there is usually only one adult male.
1000
600
150
20
 
 
True or False: Horses can see in almost 360 degrees.
True
False
 
 
The measurement unit to measure a horse's height is....
Hands
Feet
Strides
Steps
 
 
Which of these was NOT a famous historical horse?
Black beauty was not a real horse, it was the horse in a novel from 1877 by the same name.
Seabiscuit
Secretariat
Man O' War
Black Beauty
 
 
True or False: Horses can't breathe through their mouths
Hoses are Obligate Nasal Breathers - meaning they can only breahte through their nose.
True
False
 
 
What does a red ribbon on a horse's tail mean?
This horse is a champion
Do not feed this horse
This horse kicks
This horse is sick
 
 
True or False: A horse will mourn the death of a companion
True
False
 
 
Which of these is NOT true about a horse's ears?
You can tell if the horse is cold by feeling behind the ears
Each ear has 16 muscles
Ears forward mean curiosity
The length of each of the ears is different
 
 
What is a ZORSE?
Mythological Indian Horse
The offspring of a zebra and a horse
There's no such thing
A dwarf horse that won't grow
You're NOT a Horse Expert
So, maybe horses don't interest you much, or we just got you on some things you never knew. Well, horses are a super interesting animal, and there is so much more to know about them and their long history with humanity. If you like horses, learn from your mistakes and read more about them in one of our posts!
You Definitely Like Horses
You definitely have some knowledge about horses, about the average we'd say. You did a good job but there's still a lot to learn and you got only half or less than half of the answers right. Try the quiz again or have a look at your mistakes below. Horses are amazing and are worth knowing more about.
You're a Horse Lover!
There is little doubt you love horses and care about them. No one would know this much about horses without having a great liking to them, and probably to animals in general. However, you don't know it all, and you had a few mistakes. Why not try to take the quiz again or, alternatively, look below at your mistakes.
You're a Horse Whisperer!
Wow, you hit this one out of the park! You must be a huge horse lover, perhaps worked with horses in your past? If you have, we're jealous! Horses are such amazing animals and we love to know all we can about them. You've definitely proven to be an equine expert!
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