Simple Definition of quarter horse
: a small, strong horse that can run very fast for short distances
Full Definition of quarter horse
: any of a breed of compact muscular saddle horses developed in the United States and characterized by great endurance and by high speed for short distances
Origin of quarter horse
from its high speed for distances up to a quarter of a mile
First Known Use: 1834
QUARTER HORSE Defined for Kids
Definition of quarter horse
: a stocky muscular saddle horse capable of running fast for short distances
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