Alright, so some of you may have already seen my previous post where I said I may do horse judging for my highschool. My ag teacher gave me a 2-part equine CDE exam to complete ofer the holiday break. I just wanted to share some of the questions and answers with you and I marked my answer with 3 stars (***) --- please correct me if you see one that is wrong. Thanks.
1)which characteristics distinguish donkeys from horses?
A-donkeys have shorter ears
B-donkeys have a longer tail
C-donkeys are larger than horses
D-donkeys have a longer gestation period (***)
2)what is the name given to the animal that results from a cross between a stallion and a jennet?
3)what is the main bone in the forearm?
4)if a horse measured 14.3hh, how many inches tall is he?
B-59 in (***)
5)which of the following factors should be considered when purchasing a horse?
D-all of the above (***)
6)a female horse less than 3 yrs of age is called
D-all of the above
7)this horse has 2 different color patterns: tobiano and overo
B-american paint (***)
8)what percent of horses in the US are owned for personal pleasure use?
9)the hoof grows at a rate of
D-3/8-1/2 inch/month (***)
10)in the height measurement 16.3hh, the 3 represents
11)an example of a horse enterprise is a
A-horse breeding farm
D-A and B only (***)
12) which group of horses can be fed roughage alone?
C-mature, idle horses (***)
13)purchase prices for horses are lower in the
C-A and B
A-can hear higher tones than people can hear (***)
B-have a poor sense of smell
C-do not have a banding instinct
D-have a poor memory
15)the most commonly used of all types of bits is the
A-pelham curb bit
C-snaffle bit (***)
D-spade mouth bit
A-should not be used as a horse feed
B-may be fed to foals and to horses which are being worked hard (***)
C-should be coarse chopped for horses
D-may be used to replace up to 1/2 of the hay in a horse ration
17)which of the following is caused by overeating grain or forage?
B-equine infectious anemia
18)which parts of the digestive tract make up the foregut?
A-mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (***)
B-mouth, pharynx, esophagus, diaphragm
C-esophagus, stomach, cecum, small intestine
D-mouth, esophagus, stomach, cecum
19)how many teats does a mare have?
20)what is it called when the horse's teeth are filed?
21)what is the cycle called for the mare when she comes into heat ond ovulates?
D-ovulation cycle (***)
22)which of the following is NOT a 4-beat gait?
23)what is the best age to breed a mare for the first time?
B-5 yrs (***)
24)the respiration rate of a horse is
D-8-16 breaths/min (***)
25)the hoof wall grows downward from where?