"There are more than 3 million Quarter Horses in the world, making them the largest horse breed in the world by population. This hugely popular American horse gets its name from being incredibly fast over short distances: there are very few horses able to beat a Quarter Horse in races shorter than a quarter of a mile.
The breed has its origins in the British Warmbloods introduced to North America by the colonists and pilgrims in the 1600s. They were crossed with other breed, such as the Chickasaw horse as well as more ‘classic’ breeds like the Arabian fullblood.
The Quarter Horse is a steady and balanced horse with a calm temperament which is perfectly suited to hobby riding, competitive riding and use as a work horse. Quite simply a fantastic all-rounder!" - Gen 2 Model Description - Star Stable Online
"At the forefront of the American Frontier is a faithful companion who has played an instrumental role in shaping the rich culture and untamed spirit of historical North America. Sturdy yet agile, swift yet tranquil; this is the American Quarter horse. The American Quarter horse originated from early colonists breeding their English stallions with the indigenous Chickasaw peoples’ mares. Both horses can be traced back to the fiery Barb horse, the mounts of early Spanish explorers.
Fame fell upon the American Quarter horse during the 19th century, when they gained a reputation in Texas for their racing capabilities and skill for driving cattle. One famous American Quarter horse, called Steel Dust, established fame for his unmatched skill as a quarter-mile match racer. Steel Dust’s descendants were highly sought after by cowboys due to their speed and agility. Horses of this nature were often nicknamed “Steeldusts”.
Through it all, the tough-as-nails American Quarter horse endured the hardest of times on the unforgiving American Frontier, helping cowboys and ranchers make a home in the unforgiving Wild West.
The American Quarter horse has a stocky silhouette defined by their dense muscle structure. Despite their powerful frame, they excel at sprinting short distances and are remarkably sure-footed.
Today, the robust American Quarter horse remains an integral part of North American culture, featuring in rodeos, Western Pleasure, racing, and more. If you’re looking for a trustworthy companion that captures the zeitgeist of the Wild West, you’ll find a dear friend in the American Quarter horse.
Come rain or shine, the American Quarter horse is a partner for life. - Gen 3 Model Description - Star Stable Online
The Reining Spin
The Generation 3 AQH can perform a special move called the Reining Spin. The animation can be activated by pressing the space bar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of performing the move.
The Reining Slide Stop
While all of the horses in star stable will technically come to a "Hard stop" if the player presses the "X" button when in a full gallop, the Generation 3 AQH has a special stop method found in western reigning. When it is in full gallop and the player goes for a hard stop, the horse will instead perform a "Slide stop."
Colors, Pricing, and Location
The Gen 2 American Quarter Horse was first teased on April 1, 2015, and again on April 7, 2015 where it was revealed to have a release date on SSO of April 8th, 2015. Three variations where released on this date with another three released May 6, 2015 and a final color released on July 27, 2016.
- Blue Roan
- Red Roan
- Silver Buckskin
- Steel Grey
Generation 3The Gen 3 models were teased on SSO's Instagram account April 7, 2020 along with a trailer for the breed with a release date of April 22, 2020. Four variations were released on this date, another variation said to be released on the Star Stable Horses app on April 30, 2020 and the final four colors releasing "a few weeks later". The final four variations were released on May 13, 2020.
There are eight colors for the AQH available in-game. They are sold for 950 SC, and can all be found at Starshine Ranch.
- Black Splashed White
- Flaxen Chestnut
- Flea Bitten Grey
- Red Roan
- Sooty Buckskin
Star Stable Horses
On April 30th, 2020, a Gen 3 AQH was released in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 950 SC.
- Blue Roan
- The Gen 2 American Quarter Horse was the first horse breed in Star Stable Online to receive a grazing/new animation upgrade.
- The Gen 2 AQH shares its model and animations with the Gen 2 American Paint Horses, and Gen 2 Appaloosa.
- The Gen 3 AQH is the first breed since the Mustang to have more than seven variations released.
- The Gen 3 AQH is the first breed that moves in a Western style rather than English.