Lameness in horses is common, and is a symptom of an underlying injury or disease. Identifying lameness early and treating the cause is essential to a good prognosis.
Many popular Quarter Horse foundation stallions have been found to carry serious genetic diseases. If you are planning to buy a Quarter Horse, it’s a good idea to watch out for these known carriers. Genetic testing can help you make an informed decision before you purchase or breed your Quarter Horse.
Even though they are all from the same species, horses and ponies can look quite different from one another in size and type. Horses and ponies can mate but that doesn’t mean they should.