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The Quarter Horse - Robert M. Denhardt

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9781585440474
Number Of Pages: 280

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Bob Denhardt first "penned up" The Quarter Horse and had it printed in Houston in 1941. It was the first book ever published about this then-new breed of horse; the American Quarter Horse Association had been formed just the year before. Today Quarter Horses are one of the most popular and famous breeds, and the association is the world's largest livestock breeders' organization.

Collected here are all the early articles that appeared concerning early Quarter Horses, or "Steel Dusts," as they were called after one of their progenitors. Denhardt was first introduced to the legendary animals in 1937 by Texas author J. Frank Dobie, and in his search for them he found not just a single horse, but a common type, a breed.

The stories and articles in this book tell about such sires as Traveler, Peter McCue, Weatherford Joe Bailey, Dan Tucker, and Old Fred—an accumulation of knowledge about the early Quarter Horses of the Southwest that is invaluable to today's breeders, owners, and lovers of the breed who want to know more about the origins of their horses.

Introductionp. xv
Personal Observations and Reminiscences
Concho Colonel, His Life and Timesp. 3
He Was Called Billyp. 21
Master of Two Tradesp. 26
Cold Deck and Short Racesp. 33
I Do Not Like Himp. 38
I Objectp. 44
"Short-Horse" Menp. 51
One Horse or Family
Billy Horses and Steel Dustp. 63
The South Texas Quarter Horsep. 68
New Light on Old Steel Dustp. 76
Peter McCue, Wonder Horsep. 86
The Great Little Horse Billyp. 96
Quarter Horse History
The Oldest Distinct Breedp. 109
Quarter-of-a-Mile Running Horsesp. 119
Importance of Racing and the Remountp. 124
"Short-Horses"p. 135
The Quarter Horse, A Historyp. 141
The Southwestern Cow Horsep. 152
The Colonial Quarter Horsep. 159
The Quarter Horse in Mexicop. 181
Utility, Performance, Characteristics
Explanation for Speedp. 189
Is the Quarter Horse a Thoroughbred?p. 196
The Social Significancep. 204
Worth His Saltp. 210
Losin' One's Shirtp. 216
Authors Index Containing Original Title and Place of Publicationp. 226
General Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9781585440474
ISBN-10: 1585440477
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.55  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46