The American Quarter Horse is an American horse race that is superb at short distances in speed. His name stemmed from his ability to run a quarter of a mile faster in the world than any other race. The Quarter Horse is also recognized for its highly muscular physics and even demeanor, sportsmanship, and polyvalence.
The Quarter Horses were a big element of colonial America and the popularity of the American Quarter Horse also expanded as the country grew. The breed helped conquer and colonize the West, hauling farm cars and plows, battling Americans, and fast controlling livestock. The Viertel Horse assisted to convey Pony Express riders in many daily activities in colonial lives, carried preachers into isolated places of worship, and rushed physicians into injured frontier households.
How Quickly Can They Go?
Quarter horses were known to run over a quarter-mile stretch faster than other breeds. Speeds can be up to 55 mph (89 km/h). They are accelerating faster and have a very high speed.
But then not only are the fastest horse surrounding them the fastest horse to get up to speed from the start. It is also vital when the horses are aligned to each other that the horse can generate momentum really quickly.
Facts on the American Horse Quarter:
- AQHA registered almost six million horses, making the American Quarter Horse the most popular breed in the world.
- Quarter horses are American ranchers’ favorite horses and, among many others, magnificent remudas are raised at the world-famous King Ranch and Four Sixes Ranch.
- Rodeo timed events are dominated by Quarter Horses. The top horses you can see in professional rodeo, barrel racing, tie-down roping, and steering are the Quarter Horses on the Wrangler National Finals.
- Quarter Horses are also dominant at the FEI World Equestrian Games, the only Western sport ever to have been added.