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    Saddle up, horse lovers! Why not celebrate Horse’s Birthday on August 1st with a stimulating and interactive Horse’s Birthday Quiz for Seniors in Aged Care?

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    This activity is perfect for all residents, whether they have a lifelong passion for horses or simply enjoy learning interesting facts about these magnificent animals. The quiz will test their knowledge and spark delightful memories while they discover fascinating facts about their four-legged friends. So, gather your residents, and let’s whinny our way into a fun-filled afternoon celebrating horses!

    The A4 downloadable quiz can be found at the bottom of this article.

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    1. What is the average lifespan of a horse?
    (A) 15-20 years
    (B) 25-30 years
    (C) 35-40 years
    (D) 45-50 years
    Answer: (B) 25-30 years

    2. What is a baby horse called?
    (A) Calf
    (B) Foal
    (C) Kid
    (D) Lamb
    Answer: (B) Foal

    3. Which breed of horse is known for its spotted coat pattern?
    (A) Arabian
    (B) Thoroughbred
    (C) Appaloosa
    (D) Clydesdale
    Answer: (C) Appaloosa

    4. What is the fastest gait of a horse where all four feet are off the ground at the same time?
    (A) Trot
    (B) Canter
    (C) Gallop
    (D) Walk
    Answer: (C) Gallop


    5. What part of the bridle is used for steering the horse?
    (A) Stirrups
    (B) Girth
    (C) Pommel
    (D) Reins
    Answer: (D) Reins

    6. What is the term for a horse’s young age, usually under one year old?
    (A) Foal
    (B) Colt
    (C) Filly
    (D) Mare
    Answer: (A) Foal

    7. Which famous horse won the Triple Crown in 1973, becoming the first horse to achieve this feat in 25 years?
    (A) Man o’ War
    (B) Secretariat
    (C) Seabiscuit
    (D) Phar Lap
    Answer: (B) Secretariat

    8. What is the correct name for the study and practice of horse riding and horsemanship?
    (A) Equestrianism
    (B) Equitation
    (C) Horseology
    (D) Horse riding
    Answer: (B) Equitation

    9. Which famous children’s book series features a magical horse?
    (A) Winnie the Pooh
    (B) The Chronicles of Narnia
    (C) The Silver Brumby
    (D) Harry Potter
    Answer: (C) The Silver Brumby

    10. What is the white marking on a horse’s forehead called?
    (A) Blaze
    (B) Star
    (C) Snip
    (D) Stripe
    Answer: (B) Star


    11. Which horse breed is known for its strength and agility, often used for pulling heavy loads?
    (A) Clydesdale
    (B) Arabian
    (C) Appaloosa
    (D) Thoroughbred
    Answer: (A) Clydesdale

    12. What is the name for the soft, fuzzy hair that grows on a horse’s fetlocks?
    (A) Mane
    (B) Forelock
    (C) Whiskers
    (D) Feathering
    Answer: (D) Feathering

    13. Which famous Canadian rodeo showcases various events such as barrel racing, roping, and bull riding?
    (A) Kentucky Derby
    (B) Preakness Stakes
    (C) Calgary Stampede
    (D) Belmont Stakes
    Answer: (C) Calgary Stampede

    14. What is the traditional gift to give on Horse’s Birthday?
    (A) Apples
    (B) Carrots
    (C) Hay
    (D) Sugar cubes
    Answer: (B) Carrots

    15. What is the term for a horse’s father?
    (A) Stallion
    (B) Sire
    (C) Gelding
    (D) Colt
    Answer: (B) Sire


    16. What are Lippizaner horses famous for doing in their performances?
    (A) Singing
    (B) Sleeping
    (C) Dancing
    (D) Whistling
    Answer: (C) Dancing

    17. Which breed of horse is known for its speed and is commonly used in racing?
    (A) Appaloosa
    (B) Arabian
    (C) Thoroughbred
    (D) Clydesdale
    Answer: (C) Thoroughbred

    18. In horse racing, what is the term for a horse that has won all three of the following races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes?
    (A) Triple Crown winner
    (B) Grand Slam champion
    (C) Derby Champion
    (D) Super Horse
    Answer: (A) Triple Crown winner

    19. What is the term for a horse’s mother?
    (A) Mare
    (B) Fill
    (C) Dam
    (D) Foal
    Answer: (C) Dam

    20. What is the term for a horse’s measurement unit, equivalent to four inches?
    (A) Furlong
    (B) Hand
    (C) Yard
    (D) League
    Answer: (B) Hand

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    Congratulations! You’ve completed the Horse’s Birthday Quiz. Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or just enjoy these magnificent creatures from afar, we hope you had a galloping good time. Share your results with your friends and fellow seniors and see who’s the ultimate horse trivia expert!

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