American Quarter Horse

The 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 (88.5 km/h). The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with more than 5 million American Quarter Horses registered.

The American Quarter Horse is well known both as a race horse and for its performance in rodeos, horse shows and as a working ranch horse. The compact body of the American Quarter Horse is well-suited to the intricate and speedy maneuvers required in reining, cutting, working cow horse, barrel racing, calf roping, and other western riding events, especially those involving live cattle. The American Quarter Horse is also shown in English disciplines, driving, and many other equestrian activities.

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American Quarter Horses - Quarter Horses Today
... The American Quarter Horse is best-known today as a show horse, race horse, reining and cutting horse, rodeo competitor, ranch horse, and all-around family horse ... Quarter horses compete well in rodeo events such as barrel racing, calf roping and team roping and gymkhana or O-Mok-See ... Other stock horse events such as cutting and reining are open to all breeds but also dominated by American Quarter Horse ...
Amarillo, Texas - Culture - Local Media
... The American Quarter Horse Association publishes two monthly publications, The American Quarter Horse Journal and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal ...
American Quarter Horse - Genetic Diseases
... There are several genetic diseases of concern to Quarter Horse breeders Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), which is caused by an autosomal dominant gene linked to the stallion ... uncontrollable muscle twitching and substantial muscle weakness or paralysis among affected horses ... Since 2007, the AQHA bars registration of horses who possess the homozygous form (H/H) of the gene, and though heterozygous (H/N) horses, are still eligible for registration, altering that status is currently being ...
American Quarter Horses
... Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The American Quarter Horse is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances ... Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less some individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h) ... The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with more than 5 ...
breed" class="article_title_2">American Quarter Horses - Breed History - Development As A Distinct Breed
... See also American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Early foundation sires of Quarter horse type included Steel Dust ... The main duty of the ranch horse in the American West was working cattle ... the Waggoner Ranch played a significant role in the development of the modern Quarter Horse ...

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