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quarter horse,

American breed of light horselight horse,
any breed of horse that is used primarily for riding or for light work such as pulling buggies. Light horses have their origin in the Middle East and N Africa.
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 that originated during the colonial era, partly from Arabian ancestry (see Arabian horseArabian horse,
breed of light horse developed in Mesopotamia and N Africa, and probably the first true domesticated breed. Prized since earliest times for its superior beauty, spirit, speed, grace of movement, stamina, and intelligence, the Arabian has served as parental stock
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). The name refers to the horse's reputation for speed at the quarter-mile distance. It can spring into full speed and consequently is faster than the ThoroughbredThoroughbred horse,
breed of light horse more properly known as the English running horse. As its name implies, it was the first pedigreed, or "thoroughbred" horse. It originated in England from crosses between imported Turkish and Arabian horses and existing English lines and
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 for a short sprint. The breed was by far the most popular cattle horse in the early West. It continues in this role today and is also used almost exclusively for rodeo events such as cutting, roping, and barrel racing. Registered quarter horses are of solid colors, stand 15 to 16 hands (60–64 in./150–160 cm) high, weigh over 1,000 lb (450 kg), and have thick muscular shoulders and short necks.
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In addition to the advertising time donated to the American Quarter Horse Foundation, Bessemer Trust Company earlier donated a portion of its television time to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
21 during the annual American Quarter Horse Association Champions Racing Awards ceremony at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City.
Frank 'Scoop' Vessels III is President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and formerly served as President of the American Quarter Horse Association from 2004-March 2005.
The term DOD originated in 1986 from a Blue Ribbon Panel sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Association.
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His interests included training horses and he was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
In March, she will become the first woman president of the 300,000-member American Quarter Horse Association.
She grew up in Pennsylvania Furnace, PA on a 260-acre farm, "As a youth my passion was showing Quarter Horses both through the 4-H program, and the American Quarter Horse Association," said Peters.
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Headliner--Bill Brewer, American Quarter Horse Association
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the Amarillo Botanical Gardens and the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum.

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