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The Quarter horse

Magnificent western horse

The Quarter horse is a horse breed native to the United States where it is one of the most popular horses. It is mostly used in western riding, hiking, leisure and other classical disciplines.


Its origins date back to the 16th and 17th centuries in the United States. It is the result of the crossbreeding carried out by the first European settlers between the Spanish genet imported by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and the Pure Blood imported by the English settlers in the 17th century. Intimately associated with the western and cowboy world, this breed of horse is today the most widespread in the world.

It is a powerful horse, of average size (on average between 1.50 m and 1.60 m) characterized by a very developed hindquarters. Lively and very brave, this docile horse is fast and particularly handy. There are several types of Quarter horse, but they all have common characteristics.


Able to descend quickly under pressure, it is the best companion for Western riding enthusiasts. It is omnipresent in many western films, and continues to be used in this genre. They are particularly found in films such as "The Indian" with Anthony Quinn or "Attack at the Cheyenne Club" with Henry Fonda and James Stewart.

The Quarter horse is also used in horseback riding, recreation, and other classical disciplines in the United States. It is often used in crossbreeding and has given rise to hybrid breeds. This is particularly the case of the Aztec, which is primarily a crossbreed with the Pure Spanish breed.