About the Quarter Horse

American Quarter Horse - Playin Attraction from The Four Sixes Ranch

American Quarter Horse – Playin Attraction from The Four Sixes Ranch

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the breed registry for the Quarter Horse (QH) in the United States. The AQHA is the world’s largest breed registry and membership organization. The American Quarter Horse can be traced to early America where settlers bred Spanish and English horses to produce short, stocky, good-minded horses. Ranchers and Cattlemen preferred (and still prefer) these horses. They had served as companions in war, work partners on the ranch and wild frontier, and athletes on the race track in early colonial settlements.

Today’s Quarter Horse still serves a variety of purposes, and is seen in a variety of disciplines. They are one of the most popular horse breeds in America. You will see them in Rodeo events, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Racing, on the Ranch and more.

Height: 14H to 16H+
Recognized Colors: chestnut, sorrel, black, brown, gray, bay, palomino, buckskin, cremello, perlino, white, dun, red dun, grullo, red roan, bay roan and blue roan.

To learn more visit the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) website.