“ Animal Species: Horses „
A beautiful breed of horse, when i first started my svq in horse care and managment, i worked at a little yard that had two pure bred Quarter horse's. Sally was a dun,23yrs old and semi-retired, she did some work in the riding school but mostly spent her time grazing out in the field. Beau was also dun but slighty darker in colour she was 5 and was an amazing little horse. Standing at 15hh she was a pleasure to ride and was fearless from the day she was first backed, she would hack out alone and with company and my god she could jump the moon!! The saying turn on a sixpence is so true. She was originally purchased to be used in the riding school, but this little horse was way to talented for this type of life. They sold her to an experienced family that did a lot of showing and endurance riding, they still have her and to my knowledge she has had two beautiful foals!!
Quarters horses stand at between 14 - 16hh, they have a small, short, refined head with a straight profile, and a strong, well-muscled body. Very powerful but at the same time very gentle. They come in many colours bay, brown, roan, dun, buckskin, palamino etc
They are quite an expensive breed to buy, but truely are one of the best breeds around. Ideal for endurance and cross country, infact these little gee gee's could proberly partake in any sport, they are very versitile.