Why did the quarter horse make a perfect cowboys horse?
Because they are very fast and can easily chase down cattle.
If you get a good, non-stubborn Quarter Horse, then yes Quarter Horses are great to just ride around in. If your not going into compitions, get a slower Quarter Horse, also aging around 12-16. Gelding not stallion, I prefer mares. I have my own experience on Quarter Horses, I have 3 of them and I Barrel Race with my horse. And they are very gentle 'giants'! I recommend them.
It really depends on what you want to do with the horse. Two good all around western horses are the Quarter Horse and the Paint, but as there are so many different types of riding out there, its almost immpossible to have just ONE best breed of horse. Different breeds are known for different things. There are many fantastic horse, but, in my opinion, the Quarter Horse is the best. They can do anything. They…
cowboys used spurs to not only make the horse go faster but also to tell it where to go. He would push the spur into the side of the horse to tell he/she where to turn. Much like western riders use either the back of the boot or still spurs to help lead the horse, this could also have been a form of punishment