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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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Why Are Some Horses Called Warmbloods? Definition & Breeds.

I recently watched a rider on a large warmblood horse gracefully leap an obstacle during an eventing competition. The horse’s controlled athleticism was breathtaking to witness and made me want to learn about warmblood horses. Horses with a pedigree that includes cold and hot-blooded horses are warmbloods. The original warmblood breeds were offspring of large …

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