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Quarter Horse Racing: Distances, History, and Records

My first racehorse was a quarter horse, which got me hooked on this sport years ago. So during a conversation with some friends about horse racing, I found it surprising to learn how many people aren’t familiar with quarter horse racing. The quarter horse breed originated in the United States. They are known for their …

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Quarter Horses, Are They a Good Breed for Beginner Riders?

Quarter horses are primarily used for racing and rodeoing where I live, and because of this, many seem anxious. My neighbor is concerned they be too high strung for beginner riders. I suggested he should learn more about the Quarter horse breed. Quarter horses are perfect for beginner riders. They are typically calm and level …

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What Horse Breed Lives the Longest? Equine Lifespan Examined

My grandson asked me what horse breed lives the longest. I told him I wasn’t sure, but “why do you ask?” He responded, “because I want my next horse to be with me for as long as possible.” I understand his sentiment and decided to find out which breed lives the longest. Arabian, Appaloosa, Haflinger, …

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Are Quarter Horses Good Jumpers, Warmbloods, or Gaited?

We recently met someone hauling a quarter horse to a showjumping event. This horse piqued my curiosity and made me wonder what else this versatile breed can do because our region’s quarter horses are either bred for racing or rodeoing. Quarter Horses are athletic and, when properly trained and conditioned, are excellent jumpers. And although …

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