Last week, the Museum shared the fifth round of the Foal Patrol virtual scavenger hunt. Below are the answers. Throughout the coming weeks we will continue to post questions, the answers to which can be found on the Foal Patrol website, education blog and individual mare pages from seasons 1, 2, and 3. Stay tuned!
1. Name the 5 basic colors of thoroughbred horses. The basic colors of thoroughbred horses include black, white, chestnut, gray/roan, and bay.
2. Which mare from Season 2 had a racing career in England? Silver Colors
3. Do thoroughbreds generally prefer to be alone or with other horses? Thoroughbred horses are social animals. They benefit greatly from interacting with horses as well as other animals for friendship. You'll see many of the Foal Patrol mares and foals in a paddock with other horses.
4. What does a foal do after birth? After birth, a foal will focus on standing and gaining balance. Once that is established, the foal will focus on their suckling reflex and nursing to gain antibodies from colostrum in milk.