American Quarter Horse - is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other breeds of horses in races of a quarter mile or less; some individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph. The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the US and theAmerican Quarter Horse Assoiation is the largest breed registry in the world, with more than 5 million American Quarter Horses registered.
American Quarter Horse Association shared American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum's photo. Say hello to Lightning Bar! Lightning Bar’s name proved prophetic in more ways than one, for just like a bolt of lightning, the chestnut colt would flash across the Quarter Horse short track, then through the breeding shed, and then be gone. You can learn more about all of AQHA's Hall of Fame horses at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. Stop by this summer
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE or Quarter Horse This is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances - under quarter-mile; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h). Breed began with the crossing of imported English Thoroughbred horses with assorted "native" horses such as the Chickasaw horse (a Native American breed developed from Iberian, Arabian and Barb stock).In 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was formed and the Quarter entered…
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