There is so much to learn about horses, a life time’s worth of learning, something new every day. We WARHorses (Women of Age) have been around a while, we’ve learned quite a bit about the horses we love – right? Let’s find out!

We invite you to take our “I Knew That – Basics Quiz”.

  • 10 Questions: Correct Answer = 10 Points

  • True or False

  • Difficulty Ranking – Pretty Tough

  • 1 Minute to Complete

Tap the button below to take the quiz and get your score. Then pop back here for the in-depth answers and your Grade!


Finished? Scroll down for your grade and to read the in-depth answers!

How Did You Do?

  • 100 – PERFECT! You must be a horse whisperer!

  • 90 – GREAT JOB! The breadth of your equestrian knowledge blows us away!

  • 80 – WELL DONE. Your standing as a WARHorse is secure!

  • 70 – GOOD WORK. You might do a bit of arm chair Googling on a few points.

  • 60 – SO-SO. Good effort. You didn’t suck.

  • 50 or Less – This is a horse.

The Answers

The Flehman Response is not unique to horses. In fact many mammals exhibit the behavior including domestic cats, bison, tigers, lions, giraffes, goats, llamas, elk, elephants, hippopotami, giant pandas, tapirs even hedgehogs. SOURCE

We used to think horses were color blind but science has proved that horses possess dichromatic sight meaning they can see yellows and greens but not reds. SOURCE

Male horses do possess more teeth than most mares 40 versus 36 (some mares also have 40). SOURCE

Horses actually have two blind spots, one directly in front of their face and a second behind the head extending over the back and behind the tail. SOURCE

In terms of measuring the height of a horse, a hand equals 4 inches or 101.6mm. SOURCE

Horses can not breath their their mouths. The nasal passage is separate from the oral cavity. SOURCE

Horses exhale as they take off and inhale when they land. SOURCE

The pressure in blood vessels within the lungs of a galloping horse is actually 4 to 5 times the pressure of a resting horse. SOURCE

Most Arabians have one less lumbar vertebrae and one less rib than other horses. SOURCE

Eohippus is the first known horse that lived 50 million years ago. Have you read WARHorses story about Olive, a recently discovered intact Eohippus skeleton. Hers is quite a tale!

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