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Quarter Horse

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Quarter Horse
origin:United States of America
life expectancy:20 to 35 years
scientific name:E. caballus
family:Equidae
height:144 to 162 cm
Temperament: Warmbloodconservation: secureSaddleOlympic Games/Dressage/Show jumpingAgriculture/RanchRodeosHorse Racing
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History [ edit ]

The Quarter Horse is one of the most popular horses in the world. The American Quarter Horse Association has more two million registered horses. Also known as United States Horse, the Quarter horse is believed to be one of the first breeds to be established in the USA.

During the 17th and 18th century, Spanish conquerors brought their horses to the new lands. They were crossed with native horses and, later on, some Thoroughbred blood was also introduced.

The result was a gentle and reliable horse, fast at short distance, especially in those with a quarter of a mile. His success in these races granted the name Quarter Mile.
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Temperament [ edit ]

Gentle and safe, the Quarter Mile is a reliable horse. It is unbeatable in short races, but also likes to handle sheep. It is said that it can predict their next move and anticipate it. Being a warmblood, the Quarter Horse has a mixed temperament, not as feisty as hotblood but still a good saddle horse.
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Description [ edit ]

There are two varieties of Quarter Horse: the runners and the workers. The runners have more influence of the Thoroughbred, they are taller and faster. The workers were bred for the life in the ranch and are more robust and rustic.

However, the Quarter Horse usually has a short, but wide head with alert ears. The chest is broad and deep with wide set forelegs. The body is muscled and well-defined.  
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Coloration [ edit ]

Any solid color is accepted.
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Uses [ edit ]

The Quarter Horse is very versatile, with a speed and strength that allow him to do any job. Being a runner for some centuries, the acceleration of the Quarter Mile makes the Thoroughbred blush. His agility and power make him suited to work in ranches, to be part of rodeos, bullfighting and even show jumps and dressage.
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