Welcome to the ‘About Quarter Horses’ page.
Here you will find some history of the Breed, together with a brief history of the AQHA in the US, and how the AQHA UK came to into being. We have also included a section on the Breed characteristics.
Probably the most versatile horse breed in the world, today, whilst continuing to excel in both of those roles, the American Quarter Horse also excels in events ranging from polo to jumping and from western pleasure classes to the FEI western discipline of Reining.
Why the Quarter Horse?
It’s the fastest horse in the world over a quarter of a mile!
It is still used extensively on ranches and, in the world of racing, there is still nothing that can match its explosive burst of speed over short distances. Yet it matches all this with a hardiness and wonderful temperament second to none with a willingness to please that has made it a prodigious show ring performer and a sturdy and reliable recreational riding horse. No other breed has such versatility and such temperament and there can be no better equine athlete, competitor and friend.