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Clean and Shiny!

Time spent grooming a horse is among the most rewarding for both horse and handler. It is invigorating and bonding, cleansing and beneficial to the horse's well-being on many levels. It is a time when equine and human get to know each other in a manner completely different than that of mount and rider. But do you really know the ins and outs of this essential activity? Take this quiz and find out. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!


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Do you own a horse?

Which of these brushes usually has short, close-set bristles?
dandy brush
water brush
body brush

Which of these tools is not used to clean the horse's coat?
wisp
vacuum
cactus cloth

Which of the following will not promote a permanent shine on a horse's coat?
proper diet
regular grooming
frequent shampooing

A currycomb made of which of the following materials should never be used on a horse's coat?
metal
plastic
rubber

If you were using the following three tools to groom a horse, which would you use last?
currycomb
body brush
dandy brush

"Beaning" a horse refers to ... ?
adding soy to the diet to increase the oils in the coat
cleaning the "stuff" out of the nose and eyes
cleaning the sheath

Which of the following will generally be most effective at removing stains from the horse's coat?
rubber groom-mit
dampened Turkish towel
rice root brush

Which of these areas tends to be the least sensitive to groom on most horses?
face
croup
legs

Which of the following doesn't grooming do?
massage the underlying muscles
provide all necessary muscular stimulation
promote local blood circulation

Which of these tools is often used to clean the other two?
currycomb
body brush
dandy brush

Your comments please or suggestions for future quiz topics


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