Animal Stories - Quarter Horse

Animal-World Information about: Quarter Horse

   The Quarter Horse got its name by being the fastest horse to run a quarter of a mile sprint!
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horselover - 2014-01-16
hey, i was just wondering which horse i should get i want ride western and want to know if a quarter horse is better or a friesian

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-17
    My family had a Quarter Horse as I was growing up. He was fun to ride but very quick to turn, even when galloping, so you had to be prepared when turning, or get
  • Anonymous - 2014-03-02
    Get a quarter horse. I ride Western, and have three Quarter Horses and they're all loving.  Great Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Horses. They're bred to ride Western unlike The Fresian which is more of an English Riding Horse.
  • Emily - 2014-09-01
    It depends on what you want to do. Friesians are popular for dressage and because they are beautiful. The quarter horse may not be as majestic-seeming, but they are incredible versatile, willing, and sweet. Quarter horses are one of the most popular western horses, and should you want to try a different discipline, your horse will gladly try it with you. As a quarter horse owner who does 7 different disciplines, I definitely say that they are the best of the best :)
horselover 902 - 2011-07-26
My family owns 5 quarter horses. I love the breed. I ride a 7 year old gray
gelden named pekito [little bit in spanish]. I just found this website and love it.

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  • hannah - 2014-01-08
    That is great!
tiffany - 2013-01-09
My horse is beautiful and I want to breed her, any tips?

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  • Anonymous - 2013-05-07
    how many babies do they have
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-07
    Check out the page on Horse Breeding, it has tips about horse mating and taking care of a pregnant horse.
peyton vardeman - 2010-07-04
this website was very educational and I'm actually looking for a quarter horse.

Anonymous - 2012-02-06
what does "qh" mean? i've been told it means quarter horse. is it true?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-02-06
    Hi, QH means quarter-horse! WB=warmblood TB=thoroughbred ASH=aus. stock-horse
    Hope this helps!
Anonymous - 2011-07-06
I love this website! It has really helped me to find out all I can about horses before getting my own.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-06
    I am glad. Tell us about your pony.
  • monica - 2011-12-06
    you can get your horse involved in a jumping competition to take place in south africa . it is a long term competition and for every race the horse has a commission to earn which will be paid directly to your account for more details contact
  • Anonymous - 2012-02-16
    i have a horse to (: but she is really like a big baby
Vicki - 2011-08-09
I've always loved horses. I finally have 2 beautiful quarter horses. One 3 year old bay filly and a 11 year old gelding. Both are good and gentle animals. The gelding is trained as a cattle pony and the filly we are just starting to work with. However, my location is limited and I find the other people do not take very good care of their horses. Can someone tell me if you can feed horses pretty much just water and bread. I don't have many options at this to move mine, but I just don't think this is right. Need advise.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-10
    I am not an expert but I don't think you can feed horses bread and water. They normally eat the hays and grasses and graze. This is rougage and keeps digestion going. I would think there would be a chance of the bread expanding inthe stomach and possibly causing a blockage. I don't know but that would be my concern. I had 3 miniatures and they would run around with the dogs and I didn't pay a whole lot of attentin sometimes. The horses ate the dog food and I didn't think anything of it. I thought odd but not weird. I had three not well horses with a lot of diarrhea and at least the food went trhough but had to get the vet over etc before the horses got dehydrated.
  • VictoRiia Lopez - 2012-03-21
    i think bread is not a good option. It has flour on it which may stick in your horses stomach and cause it to have colics or something like that. My horse died from this, because of wet hay she ate.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-26
    Its so great that you have these beautiful horses, a dream come true:) Water is very important, bread however, is not really a good mainstay as their food source.  In nature horses forage a mixture of grasses, clovers, and grains, along with an occasional herb or woody shrub. Their gut is designed for almost non-stop grazing. A high quality forage like hay, along with some grains are the foods that are primarily necessary for their diet. These provide both the proper nutrients as well a the necessary fiber for digestion. The average 1,000-pound adult horse needs about 15 - 20 pounds of hay per day along with some grain supplements.
horse lover22 - 2011-01-05
Is there anyone who can tell me some eating habits of the quarter horse?

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  • BaconBoy21 - 2011-03-30
    if you love horses so much you should know.
  • VictoRiia Lopez - 2012-03-21
    Hay, grain, apples,grass, fruits and veggies except tomatoes carrots bananas oranges (one thing about carrots they make your horse blind)
  • bailie carson - 2012-04-17
    Carrotts,grains,hay,oats,corn,grass,vegables,fruits,breads,molasses,creep feed, sweet feed, vitimins, soy beans. If you go to your local feed store and have them order this neutient called sure champ it will improve your horses hair and it also has every vitamin you need.
Quinn - 2012-04-11
Hi, my name is Quinn and I'm 13yrs old.
My mom and I are looking to buy a Quarter Horse at a livestock auction and I would like to know if there is a way to quickly tell
(without a ruler) how many hands tall a horse is. Also, I am 5 ft 1, how many hands tall would that be?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-11
    15 hands high is 60 inches so that is just 1 inche shorter than you are. It is 4 inches to the hand so if a horse is 60 inches high - it is 15 hands high. If it is 18 hands high than it is 72 inches high. 4 inches to the hand. OK. Good luck and have ever so much fun.
  • Korri Blue - 2012-04-12
    Wow who knew!
amanda - 2012-02-19
I love this website. It has helped me loads. I'm trying to get a horse. It's a dream of mine.