Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: Registered (senior), recorded (junior), guest According to AHSA equitation division, after you have mounted, on which side of the horse should the romal be found? On the opposite side of the reining hand What is the only horse shown with a clipped foretop? Three-gaited saddle horse What is the term that refers to a race in which the animals entered were nominated before birth? Futurity According to the AHSA, in a reining class which figure eight is worked in a slow lope? The small figure eight At what gait should the Arabian Mounted Native Costume horse enter the ring? Canter According to AHSA jumping regulations, how many faults are given for the knockdown of obstacles, standards or wings by the horse, rider or equipment? Four faults The maximum length for the shanks of a western bit according to the ASHA 1979 Rule Book is what? Eight and one half inches At what marker does a rider and horse enter the dressage arena? At A When does a judge’s license for the American Horse Shows Association have to be renewed? January 1 of every year What four things must a pleasure horse be asked to do? Walk, jog, lope and back What determines the rating for an AHSA show? The number of classes and the prize money per division If an in-and-out originally has a distance of 24′, how far should you move the second jump to allow the horse to take another stride? 62 A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Nine feet According to AHSA rules, may prize money be awarded to winners in equitation or showmanship classes for amateurs? No What are three of the five lateral movements in dressage as FEI defines? Leg yielding, shoulder in, travers, renvers, half-pass The succession of letters around a dressage ring if you are standing at A and looking left to right are what? K, E, H, C, M, B, F How many seconds penalty is there for hitting but not knocking down a pole in pole bending? None According to the AHSA rules, what are the colors of the 9th and 10th place ribbons? 9th – Grey 10th – Light blue According to AHSA rules, a roadster class may or may not be asked to walk, but they will be asked to perform at three speeds.
What are they? Jog trot, road gait, speed trot According to AHSA, in hunt seat equitation which part of the bridle is recommended to be used on all regulation hunt bridles? Cavesson nose band Name four of the four causes of disqualification of a saddlebronc rider.
Being bucked off, changing hands on rein, losing a stirrup, touching with free hand.
According to AHSA rules, what is the maximum height of a harness pony? 12.2 hands The running walk, fox trot, and amble are all classified as what type of gaits? Slow gaits, 4 beat A rider who is rising on the left diagonal will be in the saddle as what legs of the horse come to the ground? Left front, right hind 63 Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: When a rider maintains a balanced seat, he is directly over what area of the horse? The center of gravity of the horse.
What is fartlek? A Swedish term meaning speed play consisting of short sprints, hill work, jogging, cantering and skill drills which provide various stresses and recoveries.
Describe the paso gait and the sequence of hoof beats.
A broken pace—lateral gait, right rear, right fore, left rear, left fore Differentiate between trot and pace.
Trot – 2 beat diagonal gait, opposite front and rear feet push off and land at same time.
Pace – 2 beat lateral gait; front and hind feet on the same side start and land together.
What is a tandem hitch? A hitch of two horses – one behind each other According to the rules of the American Horse Show Association, only what breed may show in fine harness horse classes? American Saddlebred Horses Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: TRIVIA Q.: A.: What is a jockey stick? Stick fastened to the mane of the near horse and the bit of the off horse when driving singlereined.
What is the usual color of American fire horses? White Who was the first jockey to win more than $5 million in one year? Steve Cauthen A horse that is 5 feet tall is how many hands? 15.0 hands How long are each of the races which compose the triple crown? Derby – 1 1/4 mile; Preakness – 1 3/16 mile; Belmont 1 1/2 mile Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.: Q.: A.:
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