Quarter horses are extremely fast.
Quarter horses are extremely fast. Especially over short distances, they can reach breathtaking speeds. They proved this in quarter-mile races in the 18th century, frequently outracing even English Thoroughbreds. Quarter horses were named after these races.
Quarter horses can run a quarter-mile race from start to finish in less than 21 seconds.
- Scientific name: Equus ferus caballus
- Global home: Worldwide
- Conservation status: Least concern