American Quarter Horse

American Quarter Horse

Bred to race over a quarter-mile, it is now the most popular breed in the USA. It can be traced back to horses taken to America by the Spanish Conquistadores.

While Quarter horse racing still has an enthusiastic following, and the horse excels in practical ranch work, it is now more widely used for leisure – in Western-style competitions and trail riding.

Origin: USA.

Colour: any solid colour.

Height: between 14.3 and 15.3hh.

Conformation: short, wide head, deep chest and compact body, powerful hindquarters.

Character: intelligent, sensible, nimble.

Uses: racing, cattle work, riding.

American Quarter Horse Association of the UK

Nash’s Farm, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LY
Tel: 01342 892203 Fax: 01342 893441
Contact: Bill Archer

American Quarter Horse Association

P.O. Box 200
Amarillo, Tx 79168
Tel: (806) 376-4811