How much do you know about horses and donkeys?
Test your knowledge with some fun horse and donkey trivia!
- What is the triangular part on the bottom of a horse’s foot called?
- Approximately how many feet of intestine does a horse have?
- Why are a donkey’s ears so big?
- What is the difference between a foal, a colt and a filly?
- How many beats are in a horse’s walk?
- What anatomical piece is different in Arabian horses than in other horses?
- What is the difference between a paint and a pinto?
- Why is a Quarter Horse called a Quarter Horse?
- Why do equestrians traditionally do all of their horse handling from the left side of the horse? Including leading, mounting, tacking.
- What do you get when you cross a donkey with a horse?
- The Frog. The frog acts as a shock absorber for the foot when it makes impact with the ground, decreasing the force placed on the bones and joints of the leg.
- Horses have around 70 feet of intestines!
- Donkeys come from arid desert conditions and the extra surface area can help cool their blood as it travels though their ears. This helps them feel cool in hot climates.
- A foal is any baby horse. A colt is a male baby horse. A filly is a female baby horse.
- Four beats in the walk. If you wanted to know, two in the trot and three in the canter.
- Arabians have one less vertebra than other horses.
- They both typically are distinguished by large splotches of white, brown and/or black. However, a paint is a breed of horse that comes from Quarter Horse stock. A pinto is a horse of any breed with that splotchy coloring.
- Quarter Horses got their name from being able to run a quarter of a mile really fast.
- This tradition came from years ago when soldiers carried swords. They carried their sword on their left hip, so they handled their horse from the left side of the horse in order to keep themselves between the sword and the horse. This tradition carries on today, but is no longer necessary.
- A mule. And mules are sterile.