The Quarter horse is an American breed. It was selectively bred for rapid manoeuvrability, enough strength to hold a steer, rapid acceleration, and speed over a relatively short distance. It is also small enough for a working rancher to mount and dismount easily. Their average height is 1.4–1.5 metres and they weigh 500–600 kilograms. Here, Fleur Falconer of Taupō is grooming a Quarter horse, Rosina Tivio, before the Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in Australia, in 1992.
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