QUARTER HORSES

Just what is an American Quarter Horse? If you have ever seen a horse in one of rodeo's timed events, been along for work on a ranch or watched a Western on the big or small screen, 9 times out of 10 you have witnessed an American Quarter Horse.These heavily muscled, compact horses could run a short distance over a straightaway faster than any other horse, and the fastest were called Celebrated American Quarter Running Horses by English colonists in the 1600s.  In 1940 a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse.

It's interesting to note that the quarter-mile is still the most popular distance for racing American Quarter Horses, and the best blaze the 440 yards in 21 seconds or less

 

 

 

 

In 1940 a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse.

Mission statement :

To record and preserve the pedigrees of the American Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed.
To provide beneficial services for its members that enhance and encourage American Quarter Horse ownership and participation.
To develop diverse educational programs, material and curriculum that will position AQHA as the leading resource organization in the equine industry.
 
To generate growth of AQHA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the American Quarter Horse

Quarter Horses are universally known for their "cow sense" and their attitude to stay cool under pressure (training or work).

They are the horses ridden in western riding competition : Cutting , Reining , Working Cow horse , Western Pleasure , Barrel Racing and rodeos

Even though they are used in the sport, most these horses are ridden for recreational purposes :

No other breed is as good and safe as QH for trail riding.

 

 

 
 
 
   

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