The American Quarter Horse

Overview

Some people say the American Quarter Horse is one of the most popular equine breeds - the horses are used in many different disciplines throughout the world and it is the oldest breed in the country. American Quarter Horses were prized in the 1600s for their ability to run short distances at very high speeds, especially the quarter-mile. Today, they are highly valued for their superior athletic abilities, good breeding, calm dispositions, and intelligence, and are considered outstanding all-around horses. The ...
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Overview

Some people say the American Quarter Horse is one of the most popular equine breeds - the horses are used in many different disciplines throughout the world and it is the oldest breed in the country. American Quarter Horses were prized in the 1600s for their ability to run short distances at very high speeds, especially the quarter-mile. Today, they are highly valued for their superior athletic abilities, good breeding, calm dispositions, and intelligence, and are considered outstanding all-around horses. The typical American Quarter Horse is somewhat smaller than other breeds, but usually very strong. The horse is popular with ranchers and rodeo competitors and is used in many different disciplines.
According to Trigg Rentfro of AQHA, "The growth of American Quarter Horses internationally can be attributed to its versatility and adaptability. People enjoy riding American Quarter Horses in Europe, South America, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and Japan. These are just a few of the 77 countries outside the United States that have American Quarter Horses. One day, we hope the American Quarter Horse will be a household name around the world just like Coca-Cola or McDonalds."
This new book by photographer David R. Stoecklein is a celebration of the Quarter Horse, the history of its evolution, and the ranches that breed these powerful creatures. Becky Prunty's text traces the history of the breed and explores the different paths it has taken in the equine industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931153621
  • Publisher: Stoecklein Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Horse Titles Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 978,791
  • Product dimensions: 12.10 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Stoecklein

Dawson is a fourth-generation Montanan who has written and reported on the state's land and people for several publications.

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