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The breed was officially recognized in 1964, when the American Quarter Pony Association was formed. Because of its small size and comfortable temperament, the AQP mostly serves as a versatile mount for children, and can be seen in both Western and English riding disciplines.
Unlike their name suggests, AQPs don't need to have American Quarter parents. In fact, they can have mixed or "unknown" parentage (which means they can be non-purebred), and still be eligible for registration, as long as they have the conformation of a Quarter Horse and are not gaited. Therefore, AQPs are not necessarily "small Quarter Horses," but are rather a completely different breed.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered American Quarter Ponies in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 14.4-16.5, 15.5 (0.5), 0.1.
Sprint: 58-83, 70 (5), 1.07.
Accel: 1.19-1.42, 1.30 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 1.02-1.25, 1.15 (0.05), 0.01.
Jump: 4.96-5.25, 5.12 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.83-3.01, 2.30 (0.25), 0.05.
Turning: 66.90-82.16, 74.60 (3.56), 0.70.
Reverse: 2.7-3.6, 3.2 (0.2), 0.03.
Stamina: 49.93-56.61, 53.54 (1.50), 0.29.
Reaction: 0.75-0.87, 0.81 (0.03), 0.01.
Coats & Height:
Colors: all colors except for dominant black, although it can be bred into them.
Additionals: all patterns, including pinto and leopard*.
* Some of the real breed registries might prohibit breeding and/or registration of pinto and leopard ponies.
Height: 11.2hh to 14.2hh.
(See the 'American Quarter Horse' breed for more information about their conformation).
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