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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Todd - 2011-07-09
I live in Alberta Canada and have a 6 year old quarter horse. I have a question. I've been told my horse wont grow a winter coat if I put a blanket on her. Is this true? Thanks love your site.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    I don't think so. I lived in Flordia and had 3 miniatures and it doesn't get cold in Florida and they grew a winter coat. Seasonal growing a winter coat and shedding has to do with time of year for most animals. A cat or dog, living in a home in Florida will still grow a winter coat and shed the winter coat. Birds will aquire a winter coat (or down) even while in the home and never outside. It is cold up there in Alberta, beautiful but it gets cold. Nature takes care of its own in many ways and the winter (heavier) growth is just a part of that.
  • Olivia - 2011-11-10
    Since you live in a fairly cool climate your horse (like most breeds) should grow a winter coat even with a blanket because it is a natural thing for them to do. But the older a horse gets, sometimes not always, the horse will have trouble growing a winter coat. That is when you should look for a type of pellet food that will help with fur growing.
  • Sylvie - 2012-01-16
    I have a 10 yo QH mare, bought her last summer and no, she doesn't grow a winter coat. I don't know if it's the breed or simply due to the fact that every since she was 3 she was blanketed...
LUVURBUNS - 2011-04-05
I love horses and I am interested in jumping. Do you think this is a good breed?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-04-05
    Quarter horses are good horses overall, as far as the breed goes! As far as jumping, it depends more on the particular horse than the breed as to whether they would be a good jumper or not. Some quarter horses are good at jumping, and some are not. It depends a lot on their build and skills/abilities. You may want to try him/her out first.
  • Olivia - 2011-11-10
    Quarter horses are the best breed I have been around. Jumping though is a little bit different. It does depend on the horse and another thing, check the hind quarters if they look big and muscular (so should the shoulders and legs) the horse would probably be great for jumping.
Anonymous - 2010-11-28
This website was very helpful for me but I wish they would talk about their temperaments.

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  • Vicki - 2011-08-09
    I'm not an expert , but I've had them on and off for awhile and find they are great to work with, it just takes practice. Good luck.
Mel - 2010-12-04
I'd like to know what the average life span of the Quarter is?

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  • horse lover22 - 2011-01-03
    25 to 35 years. =)
  • kassie - 2011-01-10
    17 years of age, my quarter horse maggie is 13 years old.
  • BaconBoy21 - 2011-03-30
    A quarter? about the time it takes to spend 25 cents. Ask horselover22.. she knows everything
Ariana - 2010-05-14
This site is a good site. I'm trying to learn more about them and wanted
some info on them. Thanks for giving me some!

Kaylin - 2010-04-14
I love this site! It gives lots of info. on Quarter horses, just the stuff I need for my project. It could give a little more info. on the sicknesses they get=).