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Horse Acts

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The first circus act that involved animals and humans together was the horse show. Horses that perform in the circus are taught with a special technique called longeing. Riders stand on top of the saddle or, in a very dangerous move, dangle below the animal. Sometimes this routine is called the Liberty Horse.

  1. 1. What is a horse routine sometimes called?
    1. a. Dressage
    2. b. Liberty Horse
    3. c. Sidesaddle
  2. 2. What is the technique used to train horses?
    1. a. Dressage
    2. b. Sidesaddle
    3. c. Longeing
  3. 3. What was the first act that involved humans and animals?
    1. a. Elephant riding
    2. b. Lion taming
    3. c. Horse show