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...

Quarter Horse History

Melville H. Haskell was a racehorse man and breeder from Arizona.

He was a key player in the formation of the American Quarter Horse Association in 1940, and was there when it was all happening. His concise and comprehensive explanation of the development of the Quarter Horse from 1607 when the English settled in Jamestown, Virginia until the formation of the AQHA in 1940 can hardly be improved upon.

The following extract is taken from an article he wrote which appeared in the Quarter Horse Breeder (edited and published by M.H. Lindeman 1959).

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