Should you bribe a horse and instill fear when training it?
No the reward should never precede the desired behavior to avoid biting behavior, a horse cannot learn while frightened
The only true wild horse remaining
The horse as we know it
The horse, donkey, onager, and zebra are part of what family?
What's the name of a donkey/jackass?
What's the name of the onager/wild ass?
Plains zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?
22 pairs of chromosomes, equus burchelli
Imperial zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?
23 pairs of chromosomes, equus grevyi
Mountain zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?
16 pairs of chromosomes, equus zebra
What's the hybrid species of a donkey mixed with a horse?
Mare mixed with an Ass=
Jennet mixed with a Stallion=
T/F Hinnies are more common than mules due to logistics of breeding.
T/F Mule or Hinney may be male or female phenotype
T/F Mule are almost always sterile.
What type of stomach do horses have?
How long do horses sleep for? Why?
20 minutes at a time because they're always looking for predators
What is the origin of the Eohippus?
58 million years ago
What is Eoshippus? How many toes did it have?
dawn horse, was dog sized 14" at the shoulder and 5 toed
How were horses introduced to Europe?
horses crossed the land bridge into northern Asia (20 million years ago)
Horses disappeared from the Western Hemisphere during?
the Ice Age (10,000 years ago)
In 1500 A.D., horses are reintroduced to the Americas by?
In order what priorities are of importance to the horse?
1) safety 2) food 3) comfort 4) play/socialization
T/F If a horse does not feel safe, its handler is not safe.
T/F "Don't worry, he's more afraid of you than you are him" is a recipe for disaster?
T/F Horses are not approval seekers but comfort seekers.
T/F The dominant stallion leads the heard form the front.
If play is denied to a horse, what can develop?
vices can develop
What are a horses defense mechanisms in order?
1) flight 2) flight aggression: 1) biting 2) kicking 3) striking
What's the most the efficient way of feeding a horse?
when small amounts off forage are consumer frequently over an extended period of time-grazing