Ultimate hoof anatomy quiz Welcome to the Ultimate hoof knowledge quiz Think you know your horses hooves? Try your skills with this quick quiz. 1. What shape are the horses front feet? Square Oval Round Oblong Triangle2. What shape are the hind feet? Oblong Square Oval Round3. Why are the horses front hooves round? They're not! For pushing forwards More stable To spread body weight over a greater area4. Why are the horses hind hooves oval? They absorb concussion Economical shape for pushing They're not, they're round! To spread body weight on the ground5. What helps pump blood and lymphatic back up the leg? bandages The heart The frog Veins and arteries6. Why is absorbing concussion important? To prevent bruising For grip Cuts down the jarring that goes up the leg To help the horse pigrot while being ridden7. What is the correct emergency treatment for laminitis? Call vet, remove from grass, support feet if necessary, confine on deep supportive bedding Call vet, allow access to grass, remove water, encourage to walk Call vet, remove from grass, remove water, confine on bare concrete floor Leave in field, give antibiotics and pain killers, encourage to walk8. Thrush affects what part of the hoof? Sole Collateral sulcus and frog White line Coffin bone9. Which of the following can cause quarter cracks in a horse’s hoof? Excessive grass consumption, ill-fitting bell boots, traveling over rocks, calcium deficiency. Trauma to the coronary band, poor conformation, thin hoof walls, incorrect hoof care. All of the above10. Preventing horizontal hoof cracks is as simple as making sure your horse’s hooves receive correct trimming at regular, 4- to 6-week intervals. True FalseTime is Up!