Results: Quarter Horses averaged faster speeds than Thoroughbreds even when Thoroughbreds were raced at a distance (402 m) similar to Quarter Horse races. Both breeds were substantially faster than Arabians. … In short races, both breeds accelerate throughout the race.
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Chief is a registered Quarter Horse gelding who was born, January 19, 1960!!! He turned 58-years-old this year. Each year his birthday is celebrated with style.
One of the rarest colors, a white horse has white hair and fully or largely unpigmented (pink) skin. These horses are born white, with blue or brown eyes, and remain white for life. The vast majority of so-called “white” horses are actually grays with a fully white hair coat.
So, can a Quarter Horse beat a Thoroughbred? Yes, it can! According to research published in the NCBI, the Quarter Horse averages faster in races as compared to Thoroughbreds when they are timed from a standing start. This is due to the former’s endurance and racing strategy.
In 2006, a research was published in the Equine Veterinary Journal which compared the racing speeds of Arabian, Thoroughbred, and Quarter horses. This research showed that although Arabians are one of the faster horses, the Thoroughbred and Quarter horses are much faster.
“Appendix” and “Foundation” horses
An “Appendix” American Quarter Horse is a first generation cross between a registered Thoroughbred and an American Quarter Horse or a cross between a “numbered” American Quarter Horse and an “appendix” American Quarter Horse.
The truth is, there are a lot of excellent bloodlines in the Quarter Horse breed, but Driftwood, Doc Bar, Go Man Go, Peppy San Badger, Joe Hancock and Two Eyed Jack rank at the top of their respective fields. There is a reason these Quarter Horse bloodlines are still coveted today.
62 years old
Here is a horse years into human years:Horse YearsHuman Years29833085.531883290.5