American Quarter Horse Origin: North America ———————————–…

American Quarter Horse
Origin: North America ———————————————Common Uses: Dressage, general riding, hunting, jumping, mounted athletic
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Height: from 14.2 to 17 hands
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Description: stout, quick, and compact, the American Quarter Horse is the most popular Breed in the United States with more then 5 million registered with the American Quarter Horse Association. Clocked at speeds of 55mph, it is used in a number of equestrian disciplines, primarily associated with Western rodeo. It has a natural “cow sense”, giving it the ability to work well with cattle. Its unique characteristics and breeding have earned it the nicknames “America’s Horse” and “World’s Fastest Athlete”.
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Prone to heath issues: this breed is subject to more heath issues then other breeds. With 5 known breed-specific health-issues, owners have to watch out for equine polysaccharide storage myopathy (EPSM/PSSM), GBED, HERDA, HYPP, and lethal white syndrome. —————————————————-
Multi-talented: The American Quarter Horse is capable of performing various tasks very well. The most common ones are Dressage, general riding, hunting, jumping, mounted athletics, racing, rodeo, and work. With a diverse set of abilities, this breed can accommodate the various needs of owners.