Category Archives for "Horsemanship"

Jun 14

May Answers

By neec | Horsemanship

1.) What is a common use for ivermectin?

  • De-worming

2.) What is the purpose of a bar shoe?

  • Constructed to strategically alter the pressure on a particular area of the foot. Bar shoes are so named because a solid bar connects the branches to each other. Egg bars may be used to help with heel soreness.

3.) Why does your horse receive a West Nile Vaccine?

  • West Nile infects the central nervous system of animals and people. West Nile virus is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans. It is transmitted through infected mosquitoes.

4.) What are the natural aids?

  • Legs, weight/seat, hands, voice.

5.) What is a splint?

  • Hard, visible bumps that are generally located along the inside of the cannon bone. The splint bones are attached to the cannon bone by a small ligament and add structural strength to the cannon bones. Splints may be caused by injury, creating inflammation or tearing of the interosseous ligament joining the splint bone to the cannon bone.
May 01

April Answers

By admin | Horsemanship

1.) Name 4 martingales.

  • Standing, Running, Bib, Irish

2.) Name some reasons you would bandage a horse.

  • Stable, Shipping, Exercise, Treatment

3.) What is white line disease?

  • The white line is the junction between the hoof wall and the sole on the bottom of the horse’s hoof. White Line Disease is a widening of the white line, or a separation of the hoof wall from the sole. This separation is then invaded by bacteria and fungi, leading to infection that progresses up towards the coronary band which produces a white or gray powdery material.

4.) What is a counter canter?

  • When a horse canters on the false lead for his direction of travel. It is used to increase suppleness, teach straightness and is a precursor to teaching the flying change. The counter canter is performed with diagonal aids.

5.) Name some common poisonous plants.

  • Arrowgrass • Bracken Fern • Buttercups • Clover (sweet, red, alsike) • Cocklebur • Fescue (tall and chewings) • Foxgloves • Goldenrod • Hydrangea • Lantana • Larkspur • Lupine • Milkweed • Pigweed • St. Johnswort (goatweed) • Trees (apple, black locust, black walnut, cherry, oak, peach, red maple) • Wild onions • Yew
Jan 25

2017 Horsemanship Preparation

By admin | Horsemanship

We are excited to announce that this year we will be helping all the junior riders prepare for the horsemanship test by providing 5 practice questions each month leading up to the finals. These questions will not necessarily all be on the 2017 test, but are a combination of questions that have been on past years’ tests and could show up again on this year’s test. Each month we will list 5 questions and the following month we will provide the answers.The questions and answers will remain posted on our website for 2 months and then will be taken down. So make sure to check back each month and start your studying! Good luck!