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Quarter Horse from Who wants to know?, NC

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I am from Who wants to know?, NC and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 6 months and 2 days

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The Quarter Horse is well-suited for the western disciplines.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 dominate rodeo events such as barrel racing, calf roping and team roping; and gymkhana or O-Mok-See. [12] Other stock horse events such as cutting and reining are open to all breeds but also dominated by American Quarter Horse. Large purses allow top competitors to earn over a million dollars in some of these events.

The breed is not only well-suited for western riding and cattle work. Many race tracks offer Quarter Horses a wide assortment of pari-mutuel horse racing with purses in the millions. Quarter Horses have also been trained to compete in dressage and can be good jumpers. They are also used for recreational trail riding and in mounted police units.

The American Quarter Horse has also been exported worldwide. European nations such as Germany and Italy have imported large numbers of Quarter Horses. Next to the American Quarter Horse Association (which also encompasses Quarter Horses from Canada), the second largest registry of Quarter Horses is in Brazil, followed by Australia. [13] With the internationaliz- ation of the discipline of reining and its acceptance as one of the official seven events of the World Equestrian Games, there is a growing international interest in Quarter Horses. Countries like Japan, Switzerland and Israel that did not have traditional stock horse industries have begun to compete with American Quarter Horses in their own nations and internationally

Age: 74 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 14-17

Color: palominos,bays,- greys,buckskins- ,blacks,and so on

Type of Riding: western,english- ,halter,reining- ,driving,trails- ,they can do anything

My Horse's Achievements: Great sprinting speed over short distances; short, refined head; strong, well-muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Breed Characteristics

A stock-type Quarter HorseThe modern Quarter Horse has a small, short, refined head with a straight profile, and a strong, well-muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters. They usually stand between 14 and 16 hands high, although some Halter-type and English hunter-type horses may grow as tall as 17 hands.

There are two main body types: the stock type and the hunter or racing type. The stock horse type is shorter, more compact, stocky and well muscled, yet agile. The racing and hunter type Quarter Horses are somewhat taller and smoother muscled than the stock type, more closely resembling the Thoroughbred.


[edit] Stock type
Reining and cutting horses are on the small side, with quick, agile movement and very powerful hindquarters. Western pleasure show horses are often slightly taller, with smooth gaits, and a somewhat more level topline - though still featuring the powerful hindquarters characteristic of the Quarter Horse.


[edit] Halter type
Horses shown in-hand in Halter competition are larger yet, with a very heavily muscled appearance, while retaining small heads with wide jowls and refined muzzles. There is controversy amongst owners, breeder and veterinarians regarding the health effects of the extreme muscle mass that is currently fashionable in the specialized halter horse, which typically is 15.2 to 16 hands and weighs in at over 1200 pounds when fitted for halter competition. Not only are there concerns about the weight to frame ratio on the horse's skeletal system, but the massive build is also linked to HYPP. (See Genetic diseases below)


[edit] Racing and hunter type

A quarter horse competing in an open hunter show.Quarter Horse race horses are bred to sprint short distances ranging from 220 to 870 yards. Thus, they have long legs and are leaner than their stock type counterparts, but are still characterized by muscular hindquarters and powerful legs. Quarter horses race primarily against other Quarter horses, and their sprinting ability has earned them the nickname, "the world's fastest athlete." The show hunter type is slimmer, even more closely resembling a Thoroughbred, usually reflecting a higher percentage of appendix breeding. They are shown in hunter/jumper classes at both breed shows and in open USEF-rated horse show competition.

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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 horse in races of a quarter mile or less, where some individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph.[1] 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 nearly 5 million American Quarter Horses registered worldwide.[2]

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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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
OMG!!
I love quarter horses!!! both of mine a quarters!!1 Here is vote

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06/24/2008 01:09.42 PM Report This Comment
Will you please vote 4 Gypsy King. I really want him to get HOTD. Thank you grreat!!!!!! i voted 4 u!

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06/12/2008 12:20.57 PM Report This Comment
hi
i love QH there one of my most fav breed my horse wildfire is a full QH and i love her to death!!! here have a vote and please vote for my horse wildfire :)

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06/02/2008 01:11.38 PM Report This Comment
hey
do you know if that horse is named Zippo Pine Bar because my paints grandfather is Zippo Pine Bar jericho is a paint but on his moms side is QH i was just wandering because i love him a lot jericho's dad is Spanish Dancin' Disco anyway i was just wandering left you a vote please vote for jericho! thanks

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05/09/2008 06:41.42 PM Report This Comment
Quarter Horses ROCK!! ♥
I LUV QH!Dandy is a Quarter Horse!Aren't they just fantastic?Here's a vote and come visit me and Dandy! ~Haily and Dandy~ p.s. LUV the other pics!

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04/10/2008 01:26.03 PM Report This Comment
Plz Vote Tomorrow For spongebob
Hi,I am trying to get my horse sponge HOTD,today is his birthday and i would love to get him HOTD tomorrow,Plz vote for him tomorrow he would love it if he knew he got HOTD.PLZ copy and paste this to everyone Plz.heres a vote

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04/08/2008 03:58.36 PM Report This Comment
I am a Lover!!!!!
Mr Vaquero Cadillac sends a vote...Did you know that Ferdinand the Kentucky Derby winner of Old was Slaughtered in Japan? Please visit oldfriendsequine.com and learn more about a place where they take retired race horses so they do not end up like Ferdinand!

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04/03/2008 03:25.58 PM Report This Comment
Hey! QHs rock! have you heard of Hollywood? come see his tribute page!

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04/03/2008 02:49.07 PM Report This Comment
Ty says Hello!!!!!
I absolutely love all Quarter Horses. I even have the Quarter Horse Magazine. I also used to own a Morgan/Quarter Horse

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04/03/2008 02:14.02 PM Report This Comment
i have a Quarter Horse named Padre! come see him, blog back!

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04/03/2008 12:54.38 PM Report This Comment
Hey
I have a Quarter Horse come see her, her name is Trixy!!! and yeah QH can do Mostly anything!!! But anyway do you have any horses of your own!!!! i have 4 come see me. Blog back soon

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04/03/2008 11:14.05 AM Report This Comment
Wow!
QH are really pretty! Here is a vote. Come check out my QH named Dazzlyn Image.

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