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- Cross-Country Quiz -

1. How do you get disqualified in a cross-country competition?

  1. By falling off your horse
  2. When your horse refuses a jump
  3. Going out of bounds
  4. By backing your horse

2. Which of these would you NOT find on a cross-country course?

  1. A pile of brush
  2. A tree trunk
  3. A stone wall
  4. An in-and-out pole jump

3. At a water jump, which of these is your horse supposed to do?

  1. Jump into the water
  2. Jump over the water
  3. Go around the water
  4. Lay down in the water

4. What is it known as when a rider throws his/her arm back to keep their balance when their horse is jumping down into the water?

  1. Hailing a cab
  2. Throwing it up
  3. Going off
  4. Staying up

5. On the second day of a three-day event, which phase is cross-country?

  1. Phase A
  2. Phase B
  3. Phase C
  4. Phase D

6. In advanced cross-country competitions, what is the minimum weight the horse has to carry?

  1. 145 lbs.
  2. 155 lbs.
  3. 165 lbs.
  4. 175 lbs.
7. How is cross- country judged?
  1. By the falls you take
  2. By time
  3. By how many jumps your horse refuses
  4. By how well you approach the jumps

8. Which of these things are required for the cross-country phase of a three-day event?

  1. Top hat
  2. Full bridle
  3. Body protector
  4. Spurs

9. How often are there jumps at a course that you or your horse have never seen before?

  1. Never
  2. Rarely
  3. Almost always
  4. Always

10. When jumping into water, you should keep your weight

  1. Forward
  2. In the center
  3. To either side
  4. Back

(highlight the area below with your mouse to see answers)

1. C

2. D

3. A

4. A

5. D

6. C

7. B

8. C

9. C,D

10. D




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