Six Indian Horses: Quarter Horses
- The Quarter Horse is a sprinter, and the most popular North American breed today.
- Bred to work on ranches, it also excels in rodeo events and horse shows.
- These animals are said to have an innate “cow sense” – a natural instinct for herding cattle.
- Texan ranchers played a large role in the development of the Quarter Horse.
- Of the three main body types, the stock is small, quick, and agile; the halter is large and muscular; and the hunter is a lean, long-legged runner.
- Quarter Horses come in all colors, but the most common is the chestnut brown known as sorrel.