Most Quarter Horse breeders and breed experts believe that in the production of great Quarter Horses one should never underestimate the importance of the dam. They are convinced that, in the long run,"the distaff side of the pedigree is the one to watch." They agree that one reason for the eminence of the Quarter Horse in racing, show, arena, and breed competition is the quality of the dams who helped found the breed and give it the unique conformation and blazing speed on the short track.
This book, filled with treasured anecdotes and track legends, will join its companion volume on the sires as an indispensable source for Quarter Horse breeders, owners, and racetrack and rodeo enthusiats, as well as for historians of the horse and its role in the Americas.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
Robert M. Denhardt was the renowned historian of the Quarter Horse. He helped organize the American Quarter Horse Association and was author of its three-volume work, The Quarter Horse. He is also the author of Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse, Foundation Dams of the American Quarter Horse, and Quarter Horses: A Story of Two Centuries, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.