Dunlee the Quarter Horse

This is Dunlee our Kaimanawa/ American Quarter Horse cross. 

When horse racing developed in America in the 17th and 18th centuries they were often run over shorter courses than the classic English races. The quarter horse developed as a breed that excelled at sprinting over the quarter mile course, hence the name.

Their speed and agility later made them a firm favorite with the cowboys of the old west.

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Power

Meet Power a five year old  off-the-track thoroughbred who recently joined us on the farm.

In humans we say that you need to watch out for the quiet ones; that seems to be true with horses too. Power is a very quiet gentleman yet has demonstrated a curious and playful nature too.

He will come in to the house if you are not watching him.

Power exploring the homestead