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Horse Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Free fun long trivia quiz with answers about horses and all things related to horses.

 

Horse Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Dick Francis novels are based around what sport?
A: Horse racing.

What did John Wayne's fellow actors and his horse wear while filming a new movie following his True Grit Oscar?
A: Eye patches.

Which horse racing event is held on Long Island?
A: Belmont.

What sport was Terry Biddlecombe connected with?
A: Horse racing.

What was Tom Mix's horses name?
A: Tony.

What was the name of Dick Francis's first horse racing novel?
A: Dead Cert.

What horse race was held in 1985 in Aqueduct, New York?
A: Breeders Cup.

 

What did the Ancient Greeks think a zebra was?
A: A cross between a tiger and a horse.

What is the normal body temperature for a horse?
A: 100.5 degrees F.

What kind of a horse is a palomilla?
A: A milk white horse with a white mane and a white tail.

Where did the horse chestnut tree acquire its name?
A: Chestnuts were once used as a medicine for horses.

In 1927 a race was held between a horse and a kangaroo in Sydney, Australia. Who won?
A: The Kangaroo.

What horse did Gene Autry ride in his first starring role in the 1935 movie The Phantom Empire?
A: Tom Mix's horse Tony Jr., not Champion.

 

Who only spoke Sioux in the 1970 film, A Man Called Horse?
A: Dame Judith Anderson.

What woman sports figure appeared as a maid in John Ford's 1959 film classic The Horse Soldiers?
A: Tennis star Althea Gibson.

In the 1976 re-make of the 1933 film classic King Kong, what hairy covering was used to make a forty foot high, six and a half ton mechanical ape look life like?
A: Argentine horse tails, two tons of them.

To make the actors more comfortable during the filming of Helen of Troy, what was included inside the horse?
A: Air Conditioning.

William Blount did not travel to Philadelphia on horseback for the 1787 Constitutional Conventions because of what medical condition?
A: Hemorrhoids.

Seconds after he shot Wild Bill Hickok, what did Jack McCall fall off of?
A: His Horse.

Which future president cheated on an eye exam to joining the cavalry reserves in the 1930s?
A: Ronald Reagan.

 

What unit of measure are horses measured by?
A: Hand.

While still in office, which President received a ticket for speeding in Washington, DC?
A: Ulysses S. Grant, in his horse and buggy.

In the Battle of San Juan, what was the name of the horse Teddy Roosevelt rode?
A: Texas.

In the Lone Ranger TV series what was the name of Tonto's horse?
A: Scout.

What was the name of Wild Bill's horse on the TV series, Wild Bill Hickok?
A: Buckshot.

Col. Sherman Potter's horse in the M*A*S*H TV series was named what?
A: Sophie.

Who once observed: "This is America. You can't make a horse testify against himself?
A:  Mr. Ed.

Man O' War lost only one race in his career, on August 13, 1919. Who did "Big Red" lose to?
A: To a horse named Upset.