Buying A Quarter Horse
Buying a Quarter Horse
How to Choose a Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse is the world's leading equine breed with 3.7 million registered Quarter Horses worldwide and more than 306,000 members.
Identify the Quarter Horse by its short, broad head, small ears and large, wide-set eyes. The horse has broad, powerful forelegs and heavy hindquarters, and is heavily muscled.
Recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the Quarter Horse comes in 13 colors.
Appreciate the inherent agility of the Quarter Horse, which makes it ideal for ranch work.
Born with a steady disposition and athletic ability, the Quarter Horse is well suited for western events such as reining, roping, trail, western pleasure and barrel racing, but also excels in racing as the fastest horse to run a short distance straightaway.
Standing 14-16 hands and weighing 900 to 1,100 lbs., the Quarter Horse is a good-sized animal that can be ridden by both children and adults.
Note that the Quarter Horse is known as the All-American horse with bloodlines that go back to the Thoroughbred Horse.
Tips & Warnings:
Go to as many Quarter Horse events as possible to see the wide range of uses for this horse.
The American Quarter Horse Association can be reached at P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, TX 79168, (806) 376-4811.
Horses have unique personalities just like people do. It is best to take some time to get to know an individual animal before purchasing it.