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Origin Country :
North America

Common Use : Dressage, Riding, Hunting, Jumping, Racing, Rodeo, Work, Polo

Colors :
Black White Brown Gray Chest Nut Bay Dun Gr

Blooded Horse Type : Warmblood

Others Name : Quarter Horse, America’s Horse or World’s Fastest Athlete

Height : 68 inches

Weight : 1075 Pounds

Age : 25-30 Years

Characteristics :

American Quarter horse has Stout & Compact body. Characteristics of American Quarter Horse are unique. This horse breed has straight profile, body is well muscled having broad chest & powerful rounded hindquarters. In many of equestrian disciplines, American Quarter Horse is used. As it can work with cattle also with its &lsquocow sense&rsquo. Usually two body type is found this horse breed: Stock type and racing type or hunter type. Stocky type horse is compact & short while racing type horse is smoother & taller.


Personality :

American Quarter horse has Stout & Compact body. Characteristics of American Quarter Horse are unique. This horse breed has straight profile, body is well muscled having broad chest & powerful rounded hindquarters. In many of equestrian disciplines, American Quarter Horse is used. As it can work with cattle also with its &lsquocow sense&rsquo. Usually two body type is found this horse breed: Stock type and racing type or hunter type. Stocky type horse is compact & short while racing type horse is smoother & taller.


Temperament :

American Quarter Horse is calm and well balanced. These breed horse is highly intelligent and having good sense of humour. American Quarter Horse is eager to please, gentle, docile & versatile. As American Quarter Horse is warm blooded horse, which is fusion of hot blood and cold blooded horse, he has strength & disposition of cold blooded horse & better than hot bloods being less excitable.


Care :

American Quarter Horse needs care in food, health & other prone diseases to be addressed if exposed to. There are some genetic diseases which should be treated well in American Quarter horse if they exposed to same, these are Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia, Malignant hyperthermia, Lethal White Syndrome, Equine polysaccharide storage myopathy and Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency.


History :

In 17th century, American Quarter Horses were developed in today&rsquos Eastern United States, Native American breeds were crossed with Thoroughbred which was imported from England and hence American Quarter Horse breed came in existence. Colonists used this horse breed for work and recreation both. American Quarter Horse participated in &lsquoFlat racing also&rsquo. Later in 19th century, when colonists expanded over West, this breed were crossed with Mustangs also in Great Plains, there this breed showed its &lsquocow sense&rsquo. 


Suitable :

Buying an American Quarter horse is suitable for slightly experienced owners. This breed stands in category of warm blood and posses the quality of quickness and agility form hot blood and heavier build & milder temperament from cold blood. For Olympic sporting events and other riding requirement, American Quarter Horse can be used. Make sure the list of cost to be incurred on American Quarter horse before buying which includes Trailer, Tack, Pet purchase vet check (onetime expenses) & food, Farrier, medical care &training & emergency insurance (Life time expenses).  


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