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Date:4/17/2014 12:22:43 AM
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HEY EVERYONE, THE REASON I DIDN'T BLOG YEASTERDAY WAS BECAUSE I HAD A MOUNTAIN HIGH OF HOMEWORK, TODAY I'M GETTIN' THE BLOG OUT FORSURE. THE GOAL IS 2000 BY Monday Morinin'? CAN WE DO IT YES WE CAN! PAULA AND ANGEL PF ARE AMAZING, THEY ARE MY INSPIRATION, PAULA IS A WONDEFUL WOMEN FROM FRANCE, AND ANGEL PF DIED UNFORUTUNTLY AND LEFT PAULA WITH A BROKEN HEART. PAULA IS AMAZING SHES LOYAL AND SWEET, AND I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HER, SHES AN AMAZING HORSE WOMEN AND IS SHE EVER AMAZING! HERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT TH AQHA'SThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was founded over fifty years ago but the history of the Quarter Horse in America began long before that. It was the first "American" breed in that was developed in this country. The Quarter Horse was around long before Justin Morgan had a horse. The Quarter Horse is truly an American breed of horse. It was created to compete in quarter racing, one of the earliest forms of horse racing in America from crossing Thoroughbreds to the various other horses gentlemen had at the time. The first records of horses racing a quarter of a mile in America show them being done at Enrico County, Virginia in 1674. They were match races (one on one between two horses) and were run down the village streets and country lanes. These races became a great spectator sport and by 1690 the interest in the races and the breed had grown. As the crowds and interest increased, large purses were soon awarded to the winner. At the same time a heavy amount of betting, disagreements and fights occurred as well. Some reports even state that grand plantations changed hands over the outcome of events. The founding stallion for the Quarter Horse was a Thoroughbred named Janus, which was imported as a ten year old to America in 1756. Standing at stud for 24 years, he was bred to a wide variety of mares. Some were of Spanish origin while others were Thoroughbreds, Chickasaws, Galloways, Hobbies, Barbs, Arabians and many others of unknown origins. Janus ended as a famous sire of many of the greatest racers in Colonial America. as the Colonial Americans moved west, so did the Quarter Horse. In the move, the pioneers found entirely different uses for the breed. One of the most active areas for Quarter Horse breeding was in the state of Texas. With its explosive speed, good temperament and high intelligence the Quarter Horse became a favorite for herding cattle. One of the most influential horses for the breed in Texas was one named Copper Bottom. This was a chestnut horse that was sired by the Thoroughbred Sir Archy. Foaled (born) in 1828 and bred by Edward Parker in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Copper Bottom was brought to Texas in 1839 by the hero of San Jacinto, General Sam Houston. Copper Bottom lived in various areas of Texas with Houston until his death in 1860. Another influential horse in Texas was Steel Dust. Foaled in Kentucky in 1843, Steel Dust came to Texas in 1844. During his lifetime he not only had an excellent race career,
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