Quarter horses are reliable animals with strong nerves.
Quarter horses are extremely fast horses. Especially on short distances, they build up a breath-taking speed. In the 18th century they proved this in quarter mile races and often even overtook English thoroughbreds. This is how quarter horses got their name.
Quarter horses need less than 21 seconds to complete a quarter mile race from start to finish.
- Scientific name: Equus ferus caballus
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- Conservation status: LC