10 trivia questions for equine enthusiasts

10 trivia questions for equine enthusiasts

Whoa! Stop what you’re doing and try your brain, which weighs about twice as much as a horse’s brain (that’s a freebie), at these horse trivia questions.
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Sep 07, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

Getty Images1) The first cloned horse, Promotea, was which breed?

  • Appaloosa
  • Arabian
  • Morab
  • Halflinger

 

1) The first cloned horse, Promotea, was which breed?

>>>Halflinger

 

EQUINE EXTRA: Promotea was born May 28, 2003. She is named after Prometheus, who stole fire from Mt. Olympus to share with mankind in Greek mythology. 

 

2) Former slave veterinarian Dr. William Key performed with his horse Beautiful Jim Key between 1897 to 1906. Among other talents, the horse could read, do math and tell time. Dr. Key said he taught Beautiful Jim using what?

  • Classical conditioning
  • Kindness
  • Prayer
  • Telepathy

 

2) Former slave veterinarian Dr. William Key performed with his horse Beautiful Jim Key between 1897 to 1906. Among other talents, the horse could read, do math and tell time. Dr. Key said he taught Beautiful Jim using what?

>>>Kindness

 

EQUINE EXTRA: A dog named Monk served as Beautiful Jim Key’s companion and bodyguard, and he liked riding around on Jim’s back.

 

3) The only truly wild horses left in the world are the Przewalski's horses in Mongolia. They received that name in the late 19th century, but Mongolians had always called them “takhi,” which means:

  • “wild”
  • “spirit”
  • “free”
  • “fire”

 

3) The only truly wild horses left in the world are the Przewalski's horses in Mongolia. They received that name in the late 19th century, but Mongolians had always called them “takhi,” which means:

 >>>“spirit”

 

EQUINE EXTRA: The horses were named after Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalski when he visited China and was presented with the skull and hide of a wild horse shot along the Chinese-Russian border.

 

4) Old Billy, the oldest horse on record, lived to be how old?

  • 42
  • 52
  • 62
  • 72

 

4) Old Billy, the oldest horse on record, lived to be how old?

>>>62

 

EQUINE EXTRA: For perspective, the average horse lifespan is 25 to 30 years. Old Billy was born in England in 1760. His taxidermied head can be seen at the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum in Bedford, England, and his skull is on display at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, England.

 

5) A Hollywood horse named Pie rode in 17 westerns with this actor.

  • Gary Cooper
  • Henry Fonda
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • John Wayne

 

5) A Hollywood horse named Pie rode in 17 westerns with this actor.

>>>Jimmy Stewart

 

EQUINE EXTRA: Stewart tried to buy Pie from his owner several times, but his offers were always rejected. When Pie died, Stewart buried him in a secret grave in the San Fernando Valley.

 

6) During the Korean War, American Marines in Korea bought a mare from a Korean stable boy, named her Reckless, and taught her to her to carry supplies along supply routes without a guide. After the war, she was promoted to which ranking?

  • Colonel
  • Corporal
  • General
  • Sergeant

 

6) During the Korean War, American Marines in Korea bought a mare from a Korean stable boy, named her Reckless, and taught her to her to carry supplies along supply routes without a guide. After the war, she was promoted to which ranking?

>>>Sergeant

 

EQUINE EXTRA: Lt. Eric Pedersen used $250 of his own money to buy Sergeant Reckless from Kim Huk Moon. The young Korean boy needed the money for his sister, Chung Soon, who required an artificial limb after losing her leg in a landmine explosion.

 

7) Traveller is famous for being this Civil War general’s horse:

  • Bloody Bill Anderson
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Ulysses S. Grant

 

7) Traveller is famous for being this Civil War general’s horse:

>>>Robert E. Lee

 

EQUINE EXTRA: General Lee paid $200 for Traveller (who was named Greenbrier at the time) in 1861. Traveller outlived his master and was buried next to the Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia.

 

8) Trigger, Roy Rogers’ golden palomino stallion, was preserved after his death in 1964 by Bishoff's Taxidermy of California and was on display for many years at the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in this city until it closed in 2009:

  • Apple Valley, California
  • Branson, Missouri
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

8) Trigger, Roy Rogers’ golden palomino stallion, was preserved after his death in 1964 by Bishoff's Taxidermy of California and was on display for many years at the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in this city until it closed in 2009:

>>>Branson, Missouri

 

EQUINE EXTRA: Trigger appeared in every one of the movie star’s 90 films and 101 television shows. When the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum closed, Trigger was sold to RFD-TV for $266,500.

 

9) What is the highest price paid for a thoroughbred race horse at public auction?

  • $4 million
  • $8 million
  • $16 million
  • $24 million

 

9) What is the highest price paid for a thoroughbred race horse at public auction?

>>>$16 million

 

EQUINE EXTRA: The pricey 2-year-old colt, named The Green Monkey, was a descendent of Northern Dancer. He never won a race and has since retired from racing.

 

10) What was the name of Seabiscuit's sire?

  • Hard Tack
  • Whisk Broom
  • Ocean Cookie
  • Man o’ War

 

10) What was the name of Seabiscuit's sire?

>>>Hard Tack

 

EQUINE EXTRA: When Seabiscuit’s jockey, Red Pollard, was a boy, he helped his family make ends meet by hitching a toboggan to his horse Forest Dawn and delivering groceries.

 

Getty ImagesHow did you do?

10 = Equine Expert


7-9 = Fantastic Filly


4-6 = Suitable Steed


1-3 = Base Bronco


0 = We must cry foal!

 

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