17 Interesting American Quarter Horse Facts You Might Not Know

1 – The American Quarter Horse is highly adaptable
2 – This breed is known for having a stable temperament
3 – Breed standards for the American Quarter Horse included multiple colors
4 – The American Quarter Horse stands taller than many other breeds
5 – Speed defines the American Quarter Horse
6 – American Quarter Horses are also popular because of their reputation of having “Cow Sense.”
7 – The American Quarter Horse is a descendent of the English Thoroughbred
8 – The American Quarter Horse Association was formed in 1940 to protect ranch horse pedigrees
9 – The studbook for the American Quarter Horse is still open to Thoroughbred horses
10 – American Quarter Horses can move from the appendix section to the foundation section of the studbook
11 – The American Quarter Horse is considered to be the first breed developed in the United States
12 – Most American Quarter Horses tend to live between 25-30 years
13 – More American Quarter Horses live in Texas than anywhere else in the world
14 – The total purse for AQHA approved shows is more than $129 million annually
15 – People are active on social media about their American Quarter Horses
16 – There are three basic categories for the American Quarter Horse
17 – One of the most successful racehorses of all time was an American Quarter Horse

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