The American Qurter horse will always be famous for its speed. The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55mph. The horse completed the quarter mile track in less than 25 seconds. They get their speed from their strong muscular bodies. They especially strong hindquarters
American Quarter Horses are bred for three different body types. The types are Stock type, halter type, Racing type, and Hunter Type.
Stock horses work on ranches where they herd cattle and do other tasks. They are the shortest type of American Qurter horse but they are strong and fast. Halter horse are taller and more muscular.