Hi Horse Pals,
Horse Pal, Cayce requested the Quarter Horse and in honor of her horse Annie, this is the horse of the week.
Fact #1: The Quarter Horse was first bred in Virginia in the 1600s for riding and farmwork and is the first "all-American horse".
Fact #2: The Quarter Horse is one of America's oldest and certainly one of the most popular horses in the world, with over three million registered in the U.S.
Fact #3: The Quarter Horse comes in any solid color and they range in size from 14.3 to 16 hands.
Fact #4: The Quarter Horse has extraordinary versatility because of its exceptional temperament. They are used for all areas of leisure riding, in competitive sports, especially the rodeo, all forms of ranch and cow work and once again on the racetrack.
Fact #5: Wimpy, the first registered Quarter Horse, was born in the 1930s and sired over 150 foals!!! He was a chestnut colored stallion, with a star and a sock on his left hind leg. When fully grown, he was 15 hands high and weighed about 1200 pounds.
I hope you enjoyed learning more about the Quarter Horse. You may remember in Stable Days I rode a Quarter Horse pony named Laurel so I have a special place in my heart for Quarter Horses.
So, here's my clue for next week's horse ... I'm going to make it a bit tougher! This horse is from Europe and often bay in color. Happy guessing!!
Your Horse Pal,