History of the American Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse is known for its sprinting ability and speed over short distances. It originates from the USA. It earned its name after becoming renowned for its ability to outrun other horses over a quarter of a mile or less. The American Quarter Horse has been known to reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. The American quarter horse is the most popular horse in the USA. The American Quarter horse makes a great racehorse and excels at rodeos and as a working ranch horse. It is also a great Driving horse.
American Quarter Horse Height
Between 14 and 16 hands
American Quarter Horse Appearance
Their coloring varies from bay, black and brown and includes chestnut, palomino, buckskin and grey. The quarter horse breed is known for its small, short and refined head and straight profile as well as its broad chest and powerful hindquarters. Standing between 14 and 16 hands, about five-feet-tall at the withers, they are bred with two main body types. The stock type, which is more compact and muscular yet extremely agile, and the racing type that may be slightly taller with smoother muscles typically trained for running quarter mile sprints
Their even temperament makes them a great animal for new riders learning about horses. The quarter horse breeds usually shown in competition are larger, more muscular horses with wide jowls. Those for reining and cutting are smaller with more powerful hindquarters very agile and quick on their feet. The show type resembles the running quarter horse though some may be taller and slimmer. All quarter horses however have speed, power and are more than willing to please their owners.