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Quarter Horse

 

Festus the bay roan, Quarter Horse at 6 years old.

 

History

The Quarter Horse got its name because it is great at running short distances, a quarter of a mile. In the seventeenth and eighteenth century when the english were settling in america, they cross bred spanish-base stock with there own, imported horses. Doing this made an all round work horse. Over time working with cattle these beasts developed a "cow sense" and they could anticipate the movements of stopping and turning at extraordinary speed.

AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association

Conformation A Quarter Horse has a short, wide head, with small muzzle, large, wide-set, intelligent eyes and medium-length, alert ears; fairly long flexible neck; sloping shoulders and well- defined withers; compact body with broad chest, deep girth, short back, well-sprung ribs and powerful loins; broad, deep, heavy and well-muscled hindquarters with long, gently sloped croup; good limbs, with short cannons, broad, flat, low-set hicks, muscular thighs and gaskins and medium-length pasterns; ablong feet with deep, open heels.
Height

14.3-16hh

(hh= Hands High, one hand is 4 inches)

Color Any solid color

Kachina, a 3 yr old bay roan quarter horse and Disco, a 7 yr old buckskin who is trained for barrel racing.

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Ricky, the bay quarter horse, and his owner Jessie.

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Zoey the AQHA quarter horse. Her registered AQHA name is Identifiable Zippo.

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Jack is a Quarter Horse from Mexico.

   

A Small Muzzle with alert ears,

Yup! That's a Quarter Horse!

 

The Quarter Horse is commonly used for western gaming. Which means they are most commonly used for barrel racing, pole bending, cattle roping and other events like those.

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Junior is a 3 year old chestnut Quarter Horse. He is being trained as a barrel racer.

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Sport the chestnut Quater Horse.

 

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