Celebrating the Virginia Quarter Horse

Celebrating the Virginia Quarter Horse

Quarter Horses in a pasture. Quarter Horses in a pasture.

July 18, 2016

No matter what the breed, raising horses can be an expensive hobby or lifestyle. Quarter Horses, the world's most popular breed, are no different, but they offer what many consider to be some special advantages and rewards. Here are some facts about the breed:

1. Colonists in Virginia first bred Quarter Horses from English Thoroughbreds and assorted native breeds descended from horses left in North America by Spanish explorers. 

2. The name comes from the breed’s particular ability to excel at the quarter-mile race, reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.

2. With an average height of only about 16 hands tall, they are definitely not the largest horse breed. 

3. Quarter Horses are also valued for their versatility: they can not only perform well for showing, racing or rodeo purposes, but they are also great trail horses.

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