Quarter Horses


    Quarter HorsesPopular Horses Series

    A Horse For All Reasons
    By Moira C. Harris
    Hardy. Delicate. Tough as nails. Beautifully refined. Obedient. Spirited. Athletic. Entertaining. Can one breed of horse be all of these things? It can—if it is the Quarter Horse.

    The most popular horse breed in the world, the Quarter Horse is above all an equine known for its versatility. The Quarter Horse’s skills can be found in every riding discipline and nearly every equestrian endeavor. Whether it is using its ground-eating stride on the racetrack, trekking through rocky outcroppings to help a rancher search for stray cattle, snaking through a pole bending pattern or performing canter pirouettes in an upper level dressage test, the Quarter Horse excels in just about everything it tries. The Quarter Horse, indeed, is a perfect partner for whatever its rider wishes.

    The American Quarter Horse’s history follows the path of the nation it hails from, starting with its Colonial origins as a sprinting racer and later as intrepid explorer of the Wild West. And, again mirroring America, the American Quarter Horse is a breed full of diversity, with different branches of the family tree focusing in very specialized sporting events. Yet the breed is adaptable, as countless owners can attest to their American Quarter Horses being teachers during the week, show mounts on weekends and family pets in the off-season.

    Now the American Quarter Horse has extended its popularity to all parts of the globe. From Canadian Quarter Horses that have made their home north of the U.S. border, to European Quarter Horses, and even Quarters Down Under, this breed has brought its many talents to an enthusiastic international audience. By doing so, the American Quarter Horse has become an ambassador for its native land.

    The publishers and editors of the award-winning monthly magazine, Horse Illustrated®, bring you this special Magabook® to celebrate this most illustrious breed. If you’re a horse lover, a fan of Quarter Horses, or deeply involved with the breed, you’ll enjoy this beautiful, fact-filled publication that is a perfect guide to the history, care and training of the Quarter Horse. It’s a great resource, whether you are looking for a first horse who will be a patient instructor; your next competition partner who can take you to your goals; or a level-headed, kind-hearted friend to spend leisurely afternoons on the trail. If you currently own a Quarter Horse or see one in your future, you are one of the millions who know what it means to have a horse for all reasons.


    Popular Horses: Quarter Horses Table of Contents

    Popular Horses: Quarter Horses Magazine Table of ContentsEditor’s Note
    A Horse for All Reasons

    History Lesson
    Learn how the American Quarter Horse became the most popular breed in the world.
    By Sharon Biggs

    Ultimate Versatility
    Discover why the Quarter Horse is a multi-talented athlete for any riding discipline.
    By Lisa Munniksma

    Horse for Sale
    Tips for finding your equine dream partner.
    By Soraya O’Sullivan

    Built Quarter Horse Strong
    Quarter Horses come in many different shapes and sizes. Learn how conformation affects their ability to perform.
    By Dale Rudin

    Legends of the Breed
    Read about 10 amazing Quarter Horses that have made the breed history books.
    By Cynthia McFarland

    It’s Show Time
    Thinking about showing your Quarter Horse? With the right preparation, plenty of rewards are waiting for you.
    By Susan Morrison

    Groomed for Show
    If you’re ready for competition, your horse will look his best with these expert grooming tips.
    By Ange Dickson Finn

    Now Starring:
    Celebrities and their Quarter Horses
    By Cindy Hale

    On the Job
    Here’s a look at Quarter Horses that shine outside the show pen.
    By Sharon Biggs

    Blazing New Trails
    Whatever your trail riding interests, you will find that your options have no boundaries.
    By Jennifer Nice

    Quarter Horses Around the Country
    Hit the road and check out some of these Quarter Horse destinations during your travels.
    By Amber Heintzberger

    Tack Check
    Take time to select the right tack, and your Quarter Horse will show his appreciation by being a pleasure to ride.
    By Jennifer Nice

    Beauty Basics
    The tools and tips you need to keep your Quarter Horse looking great.
    By Louann Chaudier

    Well Nourished
    Nutritional guidelines that will help ensure your Quarter Horse’s good health.
    By Marcia King

    Genetic Condition
    What American Quarter Horse owners need to know about hereditary equine disease.
    By Nancy S. Loving, DVM

    Healthy … All Year Long
    Keep your Quarter Horse in top form with this annual healthcare calendar.
    By Kim and Kari Baker

    Grand Finale
    Ringo on Patrol in Southern California


    1. This sounds like a very very nice and well put together magazine. Its very appropriate for the world’s best horse. I am hoping to subscribe to it soon in the near future!

    2. I’d love to get a copy of the Quarter Horse, but I live in the UK and there’s no ordering facility that I can find on your website!
      Can you send copies abroad?
      PS – not from AL at all, but you don’t have an “abroad” option!

    3. I’d love to get a copy of the Quarter Horse, but I live in the UK and there’s no ordering facility that I can find on your website!
      Can you send copies abroad?
      PS – not from AL at all, but you don’t have an “abroad” option!

    4. Just a comment to say that I bought this and would reccommend this ‘megabook’ to anyone who loves horses! And also, when will there be morse in the Popular Horses series?

    5. I believe Quarter Horses are the best horses out you are able to do more with them, such as barrel racing, pole bending, roping, reinging etc… Quarter Horses are the best

    6. I love Quarter Horses they are super pretty but i like other kinds of horses too.Some people just like quarter horses and no other kind of horse but i love them all they should all be treated the same they are all living and loving.

    7. I work with many different breeds of horses, and out of them all, the quarter horse is my favorite and the one i choose over all others. They have great personalities, are generally pretty obedient and are very easy to train. Also, they are really tough and are not as “delicate” as some breeds. They really are the all American horse.

    8. The article stated it well, the American Quarter horse is as diverse as the people from the nation it hails from. It is strong, smart, adaptable and not to mention it is an easy keeper compared to some other foreign breeds. It is highly tractable, intuitive and quite level headed. My own Quarter horse is used for trail riding and dressage. What else can one say about such an awesome equine?

    9. I think Quarter Horses are wonderful animals. And very intelligent and easy to train. Also very beautiful and amazingly fast who love to please their owners and learn.

    10. please could you advise where I could obtain the book you have advertised namely Quarter Horse favourite breed as depicted on your web page.
      thanking you
      linda o’neill
      078 196 7873 (south Africa)

    11. Elizabeth from Texas I have a quarter horse and he is lame right now and he is not wanting to turn on his left if your horse will not turn right while riding then maybe try giving he/she a little go and turn right while moving but If he won’t turn at all either on the saddle or not then I’m not so sure if your horse is lame and is not coming out of his limp then try buet and then within a week or two u should be able to ride also wrap his legs if your horse is lame!…… I have a beautiful quarter horse and I love him and his ride!:) <3


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