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  American Quarter Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Quarter Horse is a breed of horse originally bred for sprinting short distances, typically races of a quarter mile or less.
The Quarter Horse is well known both as a race horse and for its performance in rodeos, horse shows and as a working ranch horse.
In 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was formed by a group of horsemen and ranchers from the southwestern United States dedicated to preserving the pedigrees of their ranch horses.
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 The American Quarter Horse
The result of this cross was a small, stocky horse which was extremely fast in the quarter-mile sprint which the colonists loved to participate in during their off-time.
For horses used as "reiners" and "cutters", the build is usually smaller and the horses possess cat-like, quicker movement and powerful hindquarters.
This horse is usually 14 to 16 hands (56 to 64 inches, or 142.24 to 162.56 centimeters) at the shoulder.
www.petsinpastel.com /petarticles/americanquarterhorses.htm   (574 words)

 Horse Illustrated Magazine - Horse Illustrated.com - Serving the horse owner by promoting the best in horse management, ...
American Quarter Horses are everywhere, at boarding stables, in backyards, in the showring, on dude ranches.
American Quarter Horses seemed to have an innate ability to read a cow's mind, to determine what she was going to do long before she even knew it herself.
Their love for the horses that had worked so closely at their sides were what motivated them to see the breed succeed, yet at the same time, they were laying the groundwork for what would become the greatest growth and marketing of a breed ever seen in the equine world.
www.horseillustratedmagazine.com /horse/Breed_Profiles.aspx?aid=2853&cid=61&search=   (2039 words)

 american quarter horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The naming of horses after persons was a common practice, and often when the horses were sold their names were changed; such practices have led to no end of confusion in attempting to verify pedigrees after the horses, breeders, and owners were deceased.
This horse proved to be such an outstanding cow horse and sire of cow horses, that a line breeding program was developed at the King Ranch to maintain his relationship in the herd.
The original Quarter Horse was a creature known for their versatility and ability to perform a myriad of tasks athletically and skillfully.
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 American Quarter Horse
Known for its cow sense (the ability to outmaneuver cattle) and calm disposition, the American Quarter Horse was ideally suited for the challenge of the West.
The American Quarter Horse established a bold reputation as the greatest cattle roundup and trail driving horse in history and would never be forgotten by early American racing enthusiasts.
Whether American Quarter Horses are still being used in traditional ranching operations, for showing, racing or pleasure, AQHA strives to provide services beneficial to all Association Members and ultimately the American Quarter Horse himself.
www.shawcreekrockinghorses.com /american_quarter.htm   (2431 words)

 Ladywildlifes American Quarter Horse Page
The American quarter horse is bred for short, straight line spirits and is the fastest horse in the world.
The American Quarter Horse Association sets a breed standard by which to judge that closely meets this standard is more valuable than one that does not.
The quarter horse's stomach is adapted for large quantities of roughage, rather than small amounts of feed, so it needs plenty of hay, to keep up its roughage intake.
ladywildlife.com /animal/americanquarterhorse.html   (835 words)

 The Ohio Quarter Horse Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Quarter Horses were a part of colonial America, and as the country grew, so did the popularity of the American Quarter Horse.
The Quarter Horse found his second home with the West's sprawling ranches,where his weekdays were spent cutting cattle, roping and branding calves, brush riding and performing other ranch chores.
Quarter Horse owners number more than one million and are found in all 50 states and 64 countries worldwide.
www.oqha.com /whazqh.htm   (551 words)

 All About Horses - Breeds - The American Paint Horse.
It is therefore no surprise that The American Paint Horse Association was thought to be formed primarily because The American Quarter Horse Association does not register horses with white body markings (for the specific regulations on color see the AQHA official handbook of rules and regulations for 2002).
Paint horses were from the same origin as Quarter horses, since other than their color, they would have been eligible for registration as American Quarter horses.
The Paint Horse Breed is considered to be one of the so-called stock-type horses.
www.allabouthorses.com /site/breeds/painthorse.html   (485 words)

 The American Quarter Horse
When Americans moved west onto the open prairies they soon recognized that the same quickness that allowed these horses to excel in the short sprints also helped it keep the now huge herds of cattle together, making short sprints and quick turns.
The name was soon shortened to American Quarter Horse and the breed's center moved into the western states where it came to be known as the cowboy's horse.
THe AQHA is incredibly foolish in denying horses that are clearly QHs, but have a single horse in their pedigrees that automatically disqualifies them for the simple reason that they had too much white.
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 American Half Quarter Horse Registry
The American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with over 4 million numbers assigned and the American Quarter Horse is the most versatile breed in the world, with the largest selection of permitted colors.
Once a horse is actually registered it can be sold as a horse with papers, and its offspring will be able to continue being registered from generation to generation.
Both horses that are descended from one registered and one unregistered parent and horses with both parents registered, but from different registries, are eligible.
www.halfquarterhorseregistry.com /quarterhorse.htm   (375 words)

 American Half Quarter Horse Registry
The temperament and athleticism of the American Quarter horse along with its beautiful conformation and gorgeous colors, which can be passed on to these outcrosses, makes the results both unique and special.
Everyone likes to know as much as possible about a horse they are buying or own, and there is no better way to know the characteristics of a horse, than to know its breeding, which, in a nutshell, tells what to expect of it, both physically and mentally.
Horses that are eligible for registration must have at least one parent registered with the American Quarter Horse Association.
www.halfquarterhorseregistry.com   (340 words)

 AQHA - THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
If you have ever seen a horse in one of rodeo's timed events, been along for work on a ranch or watched a Western on the big or small screen, 9 times out of 10 you have witnessed an American Quarter Horse.
These heavily muscled, compact horses could run a short distance over a straightaway faster than any other horse, and the fastest were called Celebrated American Quarter Running Horses by English colonists in the 1600s.
In 1940 a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse.
www.aqha.com /association/who/thehorse.html   (953 words)

 American Quarter Horse Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The American Quarter Horse is the first breed of horse native to the United States.
In the early years of the American Quarter Horse industry, Leo was known primarily as a sizzling speed horse.
Showcasing the history and modern activities of the American Quarter Horse is the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum.
www.imh.org /imh/bw/quar.html   (2580 words)

 American Quarter Horse pictures
American Quarter Horses originated as a cross between the Arab, Barb, and Turk breeds that came to North and South America with Spanish explorers and trade men.
The horse was the fastest one to cover such a distance and was often used as a racing horse.
Visit an annual meeting of the american quarter horse assocation and you will see horse aficianados; foals are another term for the young.
www.american-quarter-horses.org /american-quarter-horses-pictures.htm   (337 words)

 BreyerHorses.com :: American Quarter Horse Mare
The all-American Quarter Horse derives its name from the fact that it is the fastest horse in a quarter-mile or less.
More commonly, however, the American Quarter Horse is famous for its ranch-horse "cow sense" and is a most sought-after family pleasure horse.
Compact and powerfully built, the American Quarter Horse played an important role during the colonial era America and was indispensable in the ranch life of the West.
www.breyerhorses.com /products/product.php?item=682   (80 words)

 American Quarter Horse Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), based in Amarillo, Texas, is an international organization dedicated to the preservation, improvement and record-keeping of the American Quarter Horse, a breed of horses known throughout the globe for endurance, performance, conformation, and pedigree.
Cross-registration of American Quarter Horses is not uncommon.
Palominos are often registered with the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) and horses with paint (the ones still eligible for AQHA registration) are often registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Quarter_Horse_Association   (313 words)

 American Quarter Horse
It was developed by the settlers of Virginia and the Carolinas by crossing local Chicasaw Indian Mustang ponies with Thoroughbred horses imported from the UK and was used in the first horse races of North America.
The American Quarter Horse is intelligent, docile, agile, strong and versatile.
American Quarter Horses are used as general riding horses, for cattle work, rodeos, polo and racing.
www.equine-world.co.uk /about_horses/quarter_horse.htm   (255 words)

 American Quarter Horses
American Quarter Horses were named so because of their speed records.
Though breeders and owners have always acknowledged the breed's talents and the number of horses was considerable, no sooner than in 1940 did American Quarter Horses receive their official name.
American Quarter Horses are very popular in the United States and around the world.
american-quarter-horses.org /.../american-quarter-horse-journal.html   (297 words)

 All About Horses - Breeds - The American Quarter Horse.
Later as we grew westward, these horses were brought along and used by farmers, town folk and by cowboys on ranches.
Some horses are used for competition, such as western pleasure, trail, halter etc. Others are used for racing and are bred for speed for short distances.
The Quarter Horse Breed is considered to be one of the so-called stock-type horses.
www.allabouthorses.com /site/breeds/quarterhorse.html   (468 words)

 The American Quarter Horse by Stoecklein: QUARTER HORSE OUTFITTERS
The American Quarter Horse by Stoecklein: QUARTER HORSE OUTFITTERS
The horses are used in many different disciplines throughout the world and it is the oldest breed in the country.
American Quarter Horses were prized in the 1600s for their ability to run short distances at very high speeds, especially the quarter-mile.
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 Breeds of Livestock - Quarter Horse
I of the American Quarter Horse Stud Book were saved for living horses that had proved themselves as outstanding sires of offspring of Quarter Horse type.
Anson not only bred, used and raced Quarter Horses but he also was a student of the early history of Quarter Horses and attempted to concentrate bloodlines that he felt were useful in racing and range horses.
American Quarter Horse Association, P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, TX 79168.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/horses/quarter   (500 words)

 The American Quarter Horse - AQHA horse information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The American Quarter horse is the result of the breeding of horses brought to new world.
In 1940, The American Quarter horse was recognized as a breed and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was developed.
Quarter Horses are also shown in various English and Western events, from western and english pleasure, to halter, reining, and show jumping.
www.ultimatehorsesite.com /breedsofhorses/americanquarterhorseaqha.html   (614 words)

 Stutz, American Quarter Horse Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Specific issues involving the international movement of horses and horse products, including quarantines, imports and exports, regulations, etc., are being addressed very capably by the U.S. horse industry and the USDA.
First, horse exports are being hindered because international countries are placing a quarantine on the entire state as a result of a disease outbreak that is very regionalized; for example, vesicular stomatitis, where horses in northern Texas were not able to be exported because of positive tests for vesicular stomatitis in southern Texas.
The horse industry believes the concept of regionalization should continue to be pursued as set out in the Uruguay Round, and we entirely support USDA's approach.
www.fas.usda.gov /itp/wto/texas/stutz.html   (870 words)

 The American Quarter Horse Pages
An American Quarter Horse breeder's resource for those who are looking for the best Quarter horse show, pleasure, and breeding stock.
Quarter Horses from the best AQHA breeders across the nation and beyond are welcome to share their
Quarter horse stallions at stud, and local quarter horse breeder listings welcome.
www.awhitehorse.com /horses/aqha   (160 words)

 American Quarter Horse Heritage Center - Amarillo, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A touchable scale-model horse, an actual equine skeleton, related hands-on informational displays, even a vintage chuck wagon, bring the history of America's horse to life.
A full-size cutaway horse trailer shows visitors an example of equipment used by members of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association in shows and contests.
The Quarter Horse WebRing made possible by the Webring.
www.imh.org /imh/qhm/qhhome.html   (689 words)

 Amazon.com: The American Quarter Horse: Books: Steven D. Price   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The American Quarter Horse Association has participated in producing The American Quarter Horse: An Introduction To Selection, Care, And Enjoyment, a virtual 'bible' of detail on the American quarter house, packing in details for all levels of riders and owners from novices to professionals.
From an introductory history of the breed to detailed tips on selecting a horse, stabling, grooming and health, fl and white and color photos throughout supplement all the basics needed to own or assess a quarter horse.
The American Quarter Horse is an essential reference and a "must" for owners and riders of this remarkable animal.
www.amazon.com /American-Quarter-Horse-Steven-Price/dp/155821643X   (1093 words)

 Quarter Horse
During, before and after the American Royal Horse Shows, you are invited to tour the stabling area, meet the exhibitors and have a close look at the equine "stars" of the show.
Horses are stabled in the American Royal Building and Governor's building.
Be sure and visit the horse stalls or take one of our popular tours, then select your favorites and watch as they perform in front of the judges.
www.americanroyal.com /Default.aspx?tabid=73   (161 words)

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