The American Quarter Horse is North America’s most popular breed. With QH lovers worldwide the AQHA is the largest breed. The AQHA states there are over five million registered American Quarter Horses world-wide. The breed excels as family, a working or show horse. The American Quarter Horse is one of the most versatile breeds. Body Type: These hardy horses are medium boned. Their heads are finely chiseled, with a broad brow and should have a level profile. Their legs are sturdy without being rough, and their shoulders and haunches are buff and heavy. There are a few distinct types of Quarter Horses, like the racing stock that is more leggy, or the more streamlined reining kinds. The infusion of Thoroughbred bloodlines has determined temperament and the look of some Quarter Horses. Foundation Quarter Horses are bred to remain authentic to the original Quarter Horse type, used for cattle work on the open range. Size: Quarter Horses range in size from about 14.3 HH to 15.3 HH. Uses: The sure footed Quarter Horse gets its name in the quarter mile races which were held by settlers. These were hardy working horses. Quarter Horses are known for their ‘cow sense’. As working cow horses once popular, they excel at rodeo events like speed games and reining, cutting, team penning. Propel them, or their powerful haunches help with quick departs to collect a stray from a herd of cows. Quarter Horse, racing, more like sprints compared to the Thoroughbred races we generally see, remains an exhilarating sport with tracks across North America. Speeds of up to 50 miles per hour have been recorded during Quarter Horse races that were intense and the brief. They are equally at home under saddle or in harness where they’re dispositions that are steady frequently make them the perfect beginner or family horse. Color and Markings: Quarter Horses come in many different palominos, roans, solid colors, greys, grullos, buckskins and duns. Color-coated horses including pintos or Caballo Cuarto de Milla spotted coats are accepted in the AQHA registry so long as it can be demonstrated that both sire and dam of the horse were registered Quarter Horses. Markings like stockings, stars, strips and blazes are common. History and Sources: Quarter Horses are a mix of Arabian, Spanish, and English bred horses. They're known as warmbloods like Morgans or Canadian Horses because they've a small amount of draft horse breeding. There are eleven foundation Quarter Horse bloodlines. These eleven families are the ancestors of Quarter Horses around the world. Although kind or the breed continues to be in existence since the 1600s the American Quarter Horse Registry started in 1940. The intro of Thoroughbred bloodlines has created two different sorts of Quarter Horses. “Appendix Quarter Horses” tend to be thinner and leggier. Exceptional Features: Quarter Horses are agile, sure footed and quick over short distances. They could not make uncomfortable mounts for trail riding and are dependable for all-day farm work. The streamlined buff shape of the basis type Quarter Horse is unmistakable. With its serene, mild and steady manner they're horse or the perfect family horse for the beginner rider. Because they will have a steady disposition will not mean they can be slow to learn nonetheless. Many Quarter Horses have natural ‘cow sense’, that makes them easy to train for ranch work, or competition such as roping and cutting. Once trained, they need very little guidance from their rider. They tend to be ‘ easy keepers ’ living well off of hay or good pasture. Victor and Star American Quarter Horses: Wimpy was the first stallion listed in the AQHA registry. Racing Quarter Horse Easy Jet proved indefatigable as a two year old, winning 22 out of 26 beginnings. Even after having raced widely, he stayed sound and strong. Impressive is for passing on a condition referred to as Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis notorious. HYPP causes occasional seizure like symptoms. All foals understood to be a descendent of a horse that carries HYPP must be examined. HYPP is a danger because there are not any warnings before a seizure can happen while the horse ridden or is being handled, and happens.