Americana #8 The Quarter Horse

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The American colonists began importing English thoroughbred horses early in the 18th century. They were bred to race on long, smooth racetracks and not able to adapt to the short, rough colonial tracks. The colonials cross bred them with Native American Indian horses which had been developed from Iberian and Arabian stock.

As you can see in the photo below they are stockier, have shorter legs and are not as many hands as thoroughbreds - they were able to run short distances faster and were ideal on cattle and sheep ranches as the country moved westward because of their ability to make quick, sharp turns and maneuvers.

Today, they are a popular rodeo horse and are seen at both Western or English horse shows

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Kwee  There are many breeds

Aug 16, 2012 04:57 AM #5
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Karen  We are on the same page on that one

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William  I don't understand - they are an American horse.  You don't need to go to Europe to buy one

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Joni  Since I spent a lot of my youth on the farm I have a differenytviewpoint

Aug 16, 2012 05:04 AM #8
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Karen, they are magnificant animals and I find their power and speed intimidating on the few occasions I have ridden horses.  I am sure they had some fun at my expensive as they could detect my fear and unease when attempting to ride them.

Aug 16, 2012 05:40 AM #9
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Bruce  For sure - horses sense who is in control

Aug 16, 2012 09:24 AM #10
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Karen, Nice post on the Quarter Horse!  Very interesting, at least to me it is!  Have a great night!

Aug 16, 2012 03:08 PM #11
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Tony  I suspect you jave a few of them in Utah  :)

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Karen, a very interesting post my friend.  Indeed the Quarter Horse is a beautiful animal. 

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Karen what a great photo and I certainly appreciate the information you share on a variety of subjjects.

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Hi Karen,

I think horses are magnificent and their coats are so shiny. I love their personalities and the way they tap their feet and snort at times. I am not a great rider but I love to watch them run. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Karen - I love watching quarter horses making those tight turns. Great photo!

Aug 17, 2012 10:59 AM #16
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John  Without a doubt

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Jennifer  We enjoy doing it

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Kristin  I agree with you on all points

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John  Their turn capability is impressive

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Karen, I love horses.  They are beautiful and elegant in my opinion....I love to watch them..one of God's great wonders.

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Rebecca  They are indeed one of Hiswonders

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Karen,

Thanks for the great insight into the breed. Great info. :)

Steve

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