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1

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

2

The only true wild horse remaining

equus przewalski

3

The horse as we know it

equus caballus

4

The horse, donkey, onager, and zebra are part of what family?

equidae(equines)

5

What's the name of a donkey/jackass?

equus asinus

6

What's the name of the onager/wild ass?

equus hemonius

7

Plains zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?

22 pairs of chromosomes, equus burchelli

8

Imperial zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?

23 pairs of chromosomes, equus grevyi

9

Mountain zebra has how many chromosomes? Name?

16 pairs of chromosomes, equus zebra

10

What's the hybrid species of a donkey mixed with a horse?

mule

11

Mare mixed with an Ass=

mule

12

Jennet mixed with a Stallion=

hinny

13

T/F Hinnies are more common than mules due to logistics of breeding.

false-mules

14

T/F Mule or Hinney may be male or female phenotype

true

15

T/F Mule are almost always sterile.

true

16

What type of stomach do horses have?

monogastric/hindgut

17

How long do horses sleep for? Why?

20 minutes at a time because they're always looking for predators

18

What is the origin of the Eohippus?

58 million years ago

19

What is Eoshippus? How many toes did it have?

dawn horse, was dog sized 14" at the shoulder and 5 toed

20

How were horses introduced to Europe?

horses crossed the land bridge into northern Asia (20 million years ago)

21

Horses disappeared from the Western Hemisphere during?

the Ice Age (10,000 years ago)

22

In 1500 A.D., horses are reintroduced to the Americas by?

Spanish explorers

23

In order what priorities are of importance to the horse?

1) safety 2) food 3) comfort 4) play/socialization

24

T/F If a horse does not feel safe, its handler is not safe.

true

25

T/F "Don't worry, he's more afraid of you than you are him" is a recipe for disaster?

true

26

T/F Horses are not approval seekers but comfort seekers.

true

27

T/F The dominant stallion leads the heard form the front.

false-rear

28

If play is denied to a horse, what can develop?

vices can develop

29

What are a horses defense mechanisms in order?

1) flight 2) flight aggression: 1) biting 2) kicking 3) striking

30

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