Facts about American Quarter Horse, "Scientific name for American Quarter Horse is Equus caballus". Quarter Horse is a breed of horse that hails from the United States and sometimes it is called as the "American Quarter Horse".
A Male American Quarter Horse are called a stallion. Female American Quarter Horses are called a mare. Young male American Quarter Horse are called a colt. Young female American Quarter Horse are called a filly. Small horses are called Ponies. An American Quarter Horse doesn't have a gall bladder. An American Quarter Horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of.
A American Quarter Horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. American Quarter Horses ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing. The American Quarter Horse breed outshines at running short distances. The American Quarter Horse attains the name due to its ability to outrun other horse varieties in races that span to quarter mile or less than that. Some American Quarter Horses have been observed at velocities at the rate of 55 mph. Nowadays, the Quarter Horse breed is the most admired breeds in the United States.
The American Quarter Horse breed has a tiny, short, polished head with a straight outline, and a sturdy, well-built body. American Quarter Horse has a broad chest and influential, circular hindquarters. Usually, the American Quarter Horse breeds stand between 14 to 16 hands (56 to 64 inches) high, even though some English hunter-type and Halter-type horses may grow as high as 17 hands. The weight of a matured American Quarter Horse breed is approximately 1000 to 1200 pounds (453 to 544 kg).
The American Quarter Horse breed comes in two major body categories, such as the stock type and the racing or the hunter type. The stock type American Quarter Horses are shorter, more dense, stocky and have well built body, yet nimble. The hunter and racing type American Quarter Horses are rather taller and smoother muscled than the stock type American Quarter Horses, and resemble the Thoroughbred.
The American Quarter Horse breed comes in almost all colors. However, the most common color is sorrel, which is a brownish red. Other renowned colors comprise black, bay, brown, palomino, buckskin, gray, dun, etc. In ancient times, dotted color patterns were barred, but currently with the arrival of DNA testing to confirm parentage, the horse association admits all colors, providing both parents are enrolled.
The Quarter Horse breed is famous both as a race horse and as a working ranch horse. The American Quarter Horse breeds are noted for their performance in rodeos, horse shows. The solid body of the American Quarter Horse breed is well-suited to the difficult and quick maneuvers necessary in cutting, reining, working cow horse, calf roping, barrel racing and other western traveling occasions, particularly those involving live cattle. The American Quarter Horse breed as well, shown in driving, English disciplines and several other equestrian tricks. The other common uses of the American Quarter Horse breed include general riding, dressage, hunting, mounted athletics, jumping, racing, work and rodeo.
The American Quarter Horse breed is adaptable and eager to please. They are quiet and well balanced. The American Quarter Horse horse breeds are highly clever, kind, passive and sense of funniness. The American Quarter Horse is a amazing animal, an American Quarter Horse can sleep by standing up in normal position or lying down. The average lifespan of an American Quarter Horse is around 25 years, but they can live long. An American Quarter Horse is a mammals. An American Quarter Horse are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). An American Quarter Horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a American Quarter Horse with almost 360 degree vision at times. The American Quarter Horse brain take up less space in their head than their teeth do. American Quarter Horses do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose. A male American Quarter Horse has more teeth than a female horses. An adult male American Quarter Horse usually have 40 teeth and a females usually has 36 teeth. A American Quarter Horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter.