The American Quarter Horse is the most popular horse breed in America. The name Quarter Horse stems from the fact that they are the fastest breed of horse to run the Quarter of a mile.
Quarter horses are an intelligent breed. They are known for their willing and calm dispositions. They are the most popular horse in America and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the largest stud book in the world, with over 5.000.000 registered horses.
The Quarter Horse is not only an excellent 1/4 mile race horse but is also used as a performance horse in horse shows, rodeos, ranch work or just a dependable family horse.
The compact build of the Quarter Horse renders it the perfect horse for fast manoeuvres seen in the reining, cutting and the working cowhorse. But also other western performance disciplines such as barrel racing, and calf roping, the Quarter Horse is at home.
You can also find The Quarter Horse being used in English events such as hunter/ jumpers and carriage work. The Quarter Horse is most definitely the most versatile breed in the world.