Ponderosa Quarterhorse Stud

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

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About Quarter Horses

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. Read more...

Evolution of the Quarter Horse

We are heirs to the efforts of past generations. Their desire to have the fastest horse for a short distance brought about the creation of the Quarter Horse.

Pure speed, untempered by a mentality cool enough to handle it, or lacking the conformation strong enough to support it, was of no advantage to the practical pioneer.

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