American Quarter Horse

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Height and Weight

Height: 17 hands (68 inches) (average size for other breeds is 15 hands)

Weight: 1,075 pounds (50 pounds more than other breeds)


  • Bay
  • Back
  • Brown
  • Buckskin
  • Palomino
  • Gray
  • Dun
  • Red Dun
  • Grullo
  • Red Roan
  • Blue Roan
  • Bay Roan
  • Perlino
  • Cremello
  • White


American Quarter Horses were bred for speed and their ability to outrun other horses.


American Quarter Horse stock originated from Arab, Turk, and Barb breeds, but they are the first horses native to the United States.

Physical Characteristics

  • Compact with a short body and head
  • Heavily muscled body
  • Powerful shoulders
  • Finely chiseled heads
  • Flat profile
  • Wide forehead
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