The fabled King Ranch of South Texas was renowned for its breed of horses, the King Ranch Quarter Horses. Here is the complete story of the ranch and its horses, how they were bred, and what they have achieved. We meet the Old Sorrel, the horse without a name who became the foundation stallion of the ranch Quarter Horses. The King Ranch produced winning show horses (Hired Hand, Anita Chica, Peppy) and race horses (Miss Princess, Nobody's Friend) and, above all, top-quality cow horses famed for their levelheadedness and ability to work in close partnership with their riders. Today they and their descendants are working cattle and winning competitions worldwide. For those who love Quarter Horses, and especially for those who own a Quarter Horse descended from the King Ranch and wish to know its history, this book will be a treasured volume.
Quarter horses are one of the fastest breeds in the world, and they were bred in the American colonies. Even if the name is unfamiliar, quarter horses are one of the most popular breeds in North America today. They’re hardworking, gentle, and incredibly speedy. Horse lovers will enjoy reading about the history of these animals and love looking at action photographs.
Most Quarter Horse breeders and breed experts believe that in the production of great Quarter Horses one should never underestimate the importance of the dam. They are convinced that, in the long run,"the distaff side of the pedigree is the one to watch." They agree that one reason for the eminence of the Quarter Horse in racing, show, arena, and breed competition is the quality of the dams who helped found the breed and give it the unique conformation and blazing speed on the short track. This book, filled with treasured anecdotes and track legends, will join its companion volume on the sires as an indispensable source for Quarter Horse breeders, owners, and racetrack and rodeo enthusiats, as well as for historians of the horse and its role in the Americas.
In pioneer days, the American Quarter Horse helped build the United States by herding cattle, clearing land, and pulling farm machinery. Today, these smart, sturdy horses are prized for their abilities in the rodeo arena, in the show ring, and on the riding trail. Learn about what makes the American Quarter Horse the world's most popular breed.
This title will focus on the unique history of the Quarter horse, what it looks like, and what it excels in. Early on in its history, the Quarter horse was known for its ability to run a quarter mile very quickly. They were soon outshined by Thoroughbreds in the racing world, but were easily trained in jumping, rodeo, polo, and more! Big full-bleed photographs, new glossary terms, and fun facts will keep readers wanting more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Named for their ability to sprint a quarter mile, American quarter horses shine on and off the track! These popular horses also round up cattle and entertain at rodeos. In this title, young readers will learn all about the breed through leveled text and fun features that highlight coat colors, track distances, and more!
Here for the first time is a digest of known information about the stallions whose descendants appear in the early volumes of the American Quarter Horse Association studbook. Robert M. Denhardt, a former officer in the American Quarter Horse Association, spent many years tracking down the bloodlines of the foundation sires, their pedigrees, and highlights of their careers. The result is a brief but comprehensive alphabetical listing of the stallions that made the Quarter Horse one of the most exciting and popular breeds of horses in the Americas today.