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188 tRAIL RIDING
Type the letter of your answer in the numbered box that matches the number of the question on your test. The numbered box is ABOVE the question.
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Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE?
1. You must use western tack on a competitive trail ride.
2. An endurance ride is over a predetermined well-marked trail with a controlled time and pace.
3. In a competitive trail ride, riders are rated on their stabling or accommodations for their horse.
4. Generally, a long-backed horse can carry more weight than a short-coupled horse.
5. Every horse should have a halter and lead rope even on short trail rides.
6. A horsemanship judge may consider how considerate and safe you work around your horse and
among other horses.
7. You should let a horse drink fresh water along the trail.
8. It takes 30 days of feeding fat for the muscle cells to use it most efficiently for energy
9. A blood evaluation is a good indicator of a horse's health.
10. Good manners are important in any good trail horse.
Fill in the blank with the correct word(s).
11. Horses are inspected and rated on their condition _____ a competitive trail ride.
C. before, during and after
12. Going ____ hills is very difficult for some horses.
C. sideways on
13. A rule of thumb is that it takes ____ miles of training for every mile of a competitive ride.
14. Generally a horse should not be asked to carry more than _____% of its body weight.
15. If the temperature and humidity totals ____ or more, it stresses the horse and workouts should be lightened or eliminated.
16. If the horse's skin takes longer than ____ seconds to return to normal after a pinch test, severe dehydration is indicated.
17. A horse's normal temperature is ____;
18. Normally, an at-rest temperature of ____ degrees or higher indicates illness.
19. The horse's pulse rate may be taken ________.
A. under the horse's jaw
B. on the inside of the knee
C. both A and B
20. A normal resting respiration rate is ____ breaths per minute.
A. 8 - 16
B. 20 - 24
C. 30 - 40
21. Pulse rate in a well-conditioned horse rarely exceeds ____ beats per minute.
A. 20 - 30
B. 40 - 50
C. 60 - 70
22. Any horse with a heart rate of more than ____ needs to be rested.
23. If the horse's respiration rate exceeds the pulse rate, he has been ______.
A. well conditioned
B. at rest
C. stressed or exhausted
24. The two major nutritional concerns for the competitive or endurance trail rider are _____.
A. feeding enough protein and vitamins
B. feeding enough energy and sufficient electrolytes
C. feeding enough protein and sufficient electrolytes
25. From the last 1/2 mile marker at the end of a competitive trail ride, you must proceed at a ____ or faster.
26. Thumps is _____.
A. a type of interference where the hooves hit each other
B. a viral disease
C. a jerky respiratory motion seen in an exhausted horse
Indicate whether the following would cause the horse to be
penalized (P) or
from a Competitive Trail Ride.
27. lameness at the pre-ride exam
28. lameness that occurs during the ride
29. elevated temperature and cough
30. abuse of the horse
31. not maintaining a proper pace as determined by the horsemanship judge
32. dyspnea due to allergies
33. finishing the ride more than 1 hour passed the announced total ride time
34. finishing the ride more than 30 minutes early
35. not presenting a conditioning record at registration
Are the following
allowed (A) or
not allowed (N)
on a Competitive Trail Ride?
36. ointments on open wounds
protective leg gear
40. prescription medication
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