Quarter Horses

The first American breed of horse named after their excellence in quarter mile or less races. They are now commonly used in ranching for their agility giving them the ability to 'turn on a quarter' when herding cattle. Quarter horses are known for their short and small head as well as their strong, well-muscled hindquarters. They are usually 14 to 16 hands tall. (1 hand is equal to 4 inches.)

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If you breed a quarter horse and a paint can the foal be a registered AQHA or just APHA?

If its a purebred Paint and a Purebred QH, you should be able to register it with both associations.

Hope this helps.

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How do quarter horses get their name?

The "quarter" portion of the name (I hope the "horse" part is obvious) comes from the fact that they were specifically bred to have good performance in a run of a quarter of a mile: they're essentially the "sprinters" of horses (for comparison, the Kentucky Derby is five times that distance).

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Was Phar Lap a quarter horse?

Phar Lap was a pure bred Thoroughbred gelding from Australia and New Zealand. He did not have any Quarter Horse breeding in him whatsoever. Though, many Quarter Horses have Thoroughbred in the lineage.

Phar Lap was a tall, athletic, chestnut race horse that had a very large heart and great courage.

in order for a horse to race it must have pure thoroughbed bloodlines. pharlap had no quarterhorse in him

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Where did the term quarter horse come from?

The name "Quarter Horse" came from the fact that Quarter Horses can outrun a Thoughbred over a quarter of a mile. The QH(Quarter Horse) is a better sprinter but the Throughbred has more stamina for a longer distance.

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What are semi quarter horse bars?

Saddles that have 'full quarter horse bars' were developed especially for stock type horses such as the Quarter Horse. Stock type horses tend to have wider backs around the withers. Sometimes called 'mutton withers', these backs need a wider saddle for a proper fit. So the bars (the front part of the saddle that sits on either side of the withers) were widen. A saddle with semi quarter horse bars are slightly narrower than a full quarter bar. In the same way shoe sizes come in full and half measurements, semi quarter bars make for a better fit since every horse's back and withers can be different.

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What American Quarter Horse general appearance?

CHARACTERISTICS This breed is well-known for it's stocky build, heavy muscling and compact appearance. There are two distinct types of Quarter Horses -- the old-fashioned "bulldog" type (the Foundation Quarter Horses) and the "racing Quarter", which looks more like a well-muscled Thoroughbred. They range in size from 14 to 16 hands. They are solid in color, with limited white markings. The Quarter Horse head is short and wide; with a short muzzle; small ears; large nostrils; wide-set eyes; and jawbones that are set wide apart and well-defined. The neck is full and medium length with a slight crest. The withers are medium high and well-defined, combining with deep sloping shoulders; the back is short, full and powerful across the kidneys; and, the underline should rise cleanly to the flank. The barrel is deep with well-sprung ribs. Forelegs are powerful and set wide in a deep, broad chest; and, the hind legs are muscled inside and out. The stifle is very deep and hind quarters are heavy and muscular. Cannons are short, pasterns are medium length, hocks are set wide, deep and straight, and hooves are well-rounded, with deep open heels. There has been an alarming trend toward "vanity-breeding" heavily muscled horses with small feet. Fortunately, this trend seems to be diminishing. Quarter horses are quick, balanced and agile They are collected in action and stand at ease with their legs well under them. They are evel-headed, kind, surefooted and steady.

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To have a horse run on the Thoroughbred track does it have any quarter horse bloodlines in it?

No, Thoroughbreds come from Turks, Barbs and various Arabian sires and dams. The British had founded the breed as a hybrid of other fast breeds. The Thoroughbred racing industry in North America only allows 100% Thoroughbred bloodlines, parentage assured by DNA testing and registration. Quarter Horse racing is a separate industry. == ==

No it can't have any QH blood to run on the JC track. An Appendix QH can run with AQHA if registered though.

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What is quarter horse in french?

cheval de quart

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How much does a palomino Quarter horse cost?

The palomino coat color is both popular and rare, so a palomino Quarter horse will tend to be more expensive than a non-palomino Quarter horse. However, the actual price will vary dramatically depending upon the age, training, experience and health of the horse as well as the exact color of the palomino coat.

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How much should a 14 hand quarter horse weigh?

Around 454.5kgs - 5909.1kgs (1,000 - 1,300 pounds)

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What gave quarter horses their name?

Quarter horses are so called because of their speed at sprinting (galloping) a quarter-mile. Some say that the name comes from the hefty hind-quarters of the horse; others say that the breed is one-quarter each of four other breeds, including the Thoroughbred.

Nonetheless, it is the quarter-mile speed which gives the quarter horse its name.

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How big can an American Quarter Horse get?

The general height for American quarter horses is 14-16 hands. This varies on lineage and the style of quarter horse. The stock quarter horses are generally shorter. Where the running quarter horse is built lighter and taller, more along the lines of a thoroughbred.

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What should i call my black female quarter horse?

lucy

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Can quarter horses race?

Quarter Horses Can RaceYes, many quarter horses race. I have a button that says "I LOVE QUARTER HORSES" and there are pictures of quarter horses racing. And I also have seen them race. So, glad the help. :)

The name "Quarter horse" actually comes from being considered the fastest horse for the 1/4 mile. Whereas thoroughbreds are faster in a longer stretch. Quarterhorse were originally small muscular horse (cow ponies). This has changed somewhat through selective breeding. They are now a larger, but still very muscular breed. "Racing quarter horses" are often crosses of thoroughbreds and quarter horses and are registered as "appendix" quarter horses.

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Are quarter horses warm blood or cold blood horses?

The quarter horse is a warm-blood.

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How do I get papers for my quarter horse?

Ask the breeder that your horse was from.

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Where is the King Ranch Quarter Horse farm?

This is not a simple question to answer as it spread out over 825,000 acres, that's 1289 square miles of Southern Texas. I believe the original Location started out in Santa Gertrudis Creek, but the main body of operations is in Kingsville. I will give a couple of locations that should be of interest and at the bottom of the page I will add a link with some interesting facts about King Ranch Quarter Horses and the Land.

The Museum is located here :-

King Ranch Museum

405 North 6th Street

Kingsville. Texas 78363

The Visitor Centre is located here :-

2205 Highway 141 West

PO Box 1090

Kingsville, Texas 78364-1090

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Where does Quarter horse come from?

The history of the Quarter horse: In 1604, the first pilgrims brought what many people believe to be the early stock for Thoroughbreds (Arabian and Spanish based stock) to the Virginia settlements. An interest in horse racing rose among the settlers and they found out that the new horse breed were the chosen mount. At only 14 hands, they weren't as tall but fast, capable of racing the quarter mile tracks. Some historians believe that more Spanish and Irish part breeds (known today as Irish Hunters) added height. The result was a taller animal (14.2-16hh) that was capable of working on small farms, being a sure-footed trail mount and a fast horse.

Today's horse is 14-16 hh and can be any color but most commonly bay and chestnut. They are an all-purpose horse that competes in western events, trail riding and for appendix quarter horses, steeple-chasing and racing the quarter mile.

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Which is better a Quarter horse or Arabian horse?

This is all a matter of preference.

A Quarter horse will (as a general rule) be calmer and better for western events than an Arabian, simply because a quarter horse has been bred for western events and has the perfect conformation for it.

Arabians will be higher-spirited (again, as a general rule- there are a few calm Arabians. But most are really "hot" and energetic, super sensitive and can be hard to handle for inexperienced riders). They aren't built much for western events, but they can be ridden western. Tommy Garland trains Arabians for western events actually. But most Arabians are used for English events.

Both breeds can be used in either western or English. Both are very intelligent (as a general rule). The main difference is the Arabian is a hot-blood breed, making them more quick-tempered and high-spirited, while the Quarter horse is a warm-blood breed, making them calmer, and the quarter horse is known for being easy-going.

Also, the Quarter Horse was bred for western needs. The Arabian was bred in the desert for endurance and beauty, so this influences their uses. Both are good breeds.

Neither is better than the other if you look at it in a non-biased way. If you want a nice calm horse or you wanted to ride western, you'd probably go for a quarter horse. If you wanted more of a challenge to handle, you'd look for an Arabian, so it depends on what you want in a horse that will decide which breed is best for you.

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What is the average lifespan of a quarter horse?

99

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What is a quarter horse's temperament?

The American Quarter Horse is intelligent, docile, agile, strong, and versatile. They are easily backed and handled; a great beginner's horse.

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What is a Quarter Horses personality?

Although no two horses are the same, and their personalities can vary widely, Quarter Horses tend to be reserved and laid back. They are good for cow ponies, but are often low on the list in comparison to other breeds concerning their interaction with their riders and their willingness to work. The Quarter Horses I've known have been defensive, and difficult to work with, although a few have been mildly even-tempered and good mounts.

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Where was the American quarter horse originated from?

Well.... America....

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Why does the quarter horse live in the southwest?

Quarter horses live all over the world, not just the southwest.

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What is the difference between a gated horse and a quarter horse?

its how thay walk and run gallop jog its all different just watch how the horse walks and jogs runs gallop you will see

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