Ponderosa Quarterhorse Stud

Home to the bloodlines of Lynx Little Pep, Jessie's Koolibah & Mr Jessie James

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The Oldest American Breed

The American Quarter Horse is reputed to be the oldest all-American breed.

The origins of this breed started as early as the 1600s, soon after settlement of the Americas by the British. In order to produce a horse suitable for both work and sport, thoroughbreds and other English types of horses which descended from English, Arabian and Spanish breeds were crossed to American horses of Spanish origin already in America.

These latter horses were brought to the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors. A horse of this time needed to be suitable for many different skills such as farm work, stock work, general transport and sport.