It's Pop Quiz Time! Here at Silverwood we will now be holding monthly competitions to help our riders expand their horsemanship knowledge in a fun and motivating way.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
-Each competition consists of 4 rounds.
-Every Monday a quiz will be posted on this page and the answers must be submitted by midnight on Sunday.
-Scores and answers will be posted once the quiz is closed.
-The rider with the most points at the end of the month wins a mystery prize.
- Each month is a new competition and everyone starts at 0 points but a yearly tally will also be kept for the Grand Prize!
- You MAY NOT take the quiz more than once each week.
- Once you submit your answers they ARE final.
- You MAY research your answers using the Internet, Books etc.
- You MAY NOT plagiarize. Use your own words and DO NOT copy and paste answers or you will not receive points.
- Anyone MAY play
- Quizzes will be posted Mondays at 4:30pm or later
- If a tie should happen, whichever quiz was submitted first will win the prize.
Submit your answers via Email to
March Quiz 1
January - Ellie W
February - Cynda W.
Due by Midnight 3/4/2018
Ellie W - 119 Points
Sabine B - 18 Points
Kayla S. - 42.5 Points
Charli L. - 14.5 Points
Cynda W. - 163 Points
1) After your lesson, how can you tell if your horse has cooled down enough in order to dismount and begin untacking? (1 point)
2) What is the average length of a horse’s canter stride? (1 point)
a. 8 Feet
b. 10 Feet
c. 12 Feet
d. 14 Feet
3) After rain, if the arena footing is extra wet and slushy, what might happen to your horse’s stride and why? (2 points)
4) While riding, if you horse has extra energy and is spooky, what are 2 ways you can help prevent them from spooking? (2 points)
5) When your horse is bridled and you are leading them it is proper to take the reins over their head when you walk them. Why? (1 point)
6) When mounting, some riders make the mistake of “plopping” or sitting down too heavily on their horse’s back. Why is it important that a rider does not “plop” on a horse’s back when mounting? (1 point)
7) When riding we sometimes do demanding exercises such as turning on the haunches or the counter canter. You may have noticed we only do the exercise a couple times so we do not overload and frustrate the horses. What are 2 ways a horse tells you they are becoming agitated or frustrated? (2 points)
8) When riding it is important to keep your distance between you and other riders. What are 2 things that can happen if you ride too close to another rider? (2 points)
9) When girthing your horse it is important that you do is slowly. What might happen if a horse is consistently girthed up too quickly? (1 point)
10) Some Jumper horses wear an ear bonnet when being ridden. Besides style, what is the practical use for wearing a bonnet? (1 point)
a. To keep their ears warm
b. To keep their ears forward
c. To make them go faster
d. To keep bugs out of their ears
11) What are 2 ways riding with too long of a rein can negatively affect a rider? (2 points)
12) What is the difference between an extended trot and a working trot? (1 point)
13) When demonstrating a collected sitting trot it is important to: (1 point)
a. Add leg and hand
b. Use your core muscles
c. Keep impulsion
d. All of the Above
14) Why is it important to keep your heels down? (1 point)
15) What side does the bight of the reins go on? (1 point)
Bonus Points! (Up to 5 points)
Write a paragraph (6+ sentences) on the following topic: While riding, backing your horse up in a straight line.