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Horse Quiz of the Week: Horse Breeds Quiz

By December 10, 2013

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Here is a picture of Thor and his mom, a Clydesdale mare. Thor is no longer the tiny bundle of energy you see in this photo, but full grown, weighing over 1000 lbs (545 kg). He has many characteristics of the Clydesdale, including heavy bones and a very sensible temperament. His father was a Thoroughbred, named "Matt". Matt also is very sensible, which endears him that much more to his owner. The Clydesdale and the Thoroughbred are only two of many breeds the world over. I'm missing Thor, as I sold him a while back. He's gone on to start a new career. But like any parent whose baby birds have flown from the nest, I worry about him and hope he is doing well.

Do you know about the common horse breeds? Try the horse breeds quiz to test your knowledge. Here's a hint; if you want to get 100% read through Horse and Pony Breeds. Have fun! Want to test your horse knowledge on other subjects? Here are a few more quizzes:

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February 16, 2010 at 3:14 am
(1) Love Horse says:

One way of remembering heavy horse breeds is in song e.g. Jethro Tull’s Heavy Horses – The Suffolk, the Clydesdale, the Percheron iie…”

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