The American Quarter Horse is a horse breed available in Star Stable: The Summer Rider, Star Stable Online and Star Stable Horses.


Date Development
March 30, 2015 A teaser image of the G2 American Quarter Horse is released on SSO's social media pages.
April 2, 2015 A sneak peak video of the G2 AQH is released on SSO's social media pages.
April 7, 2015 A trailer of the G2 AQH is released. A release date of April 8th is given at this time.
April 8, 2015 Three variations of the G2 AQH are added to the game.
May 6, 2015 Three additional variations of the G2 AQH are added to the game.
October 29, 2015 Another trailer of the G2 AQH is released.
July 27, 2016 One additional variation of the G2 AQH is added to the game.
April 7, 2020 A teaser image and trailer of the G3 American Quarter Horse are released on SSO's social media pages. A release date of April 22 is given at this time.
April 8, 2020 NPC models of the G3 AQH are placed in the game.
April 20, 2020 A teaser video of the G3 AQH is released.
April 22, 2020 Four variations of the G3 AQH are added to the game. SSO comments that a variation will be released on the Star Stable Horses app, April 30.
April 30, 2020 A variation of the G3 AQH is added to the Star Stable Horses app
May 13, 2020 An additional four variations of the G3 AQH are added to the game.
August 26, 2021 An additional variation of the G3 AQH is teased in an image on social media. A release date of September 24, 2021 is given at this time.
September 29, 2021 The additional variation of the G3 AQH teased on August 26, 2021 is released into the game.
June 8, 2022 SSO announces that the G2 AQHs will be permanently removed on August 17, 2022.


Gen 2

"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 3

"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.

Unique Features

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 reining. When it is in full gallop, and the player goes for a hard stop, the horse will instead perform a "Slide stop."


Gen 2

Five hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 2 APH at the Horse Stylist. These styles are identical on all Gen 2 American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, and American Quarter Horse models.

  • Default
  • Button Braids
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

Gen 3

Six hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 3 APH at the Horse Stylist.

  • Default
  • Button Braids
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long
  • Banded

Colors, Pricing, and Location

Generation 2

The G2 AQH costs 280 SC. The seven variations can all be found at Ferdinand's Horse Market:

  • Bay
  • Black
  • Blue Roan
  • Palomino
  • Red Roan
  • Silver Buckskin
  • Steel Grey

Generation 3

The G3 AQH is sold for 950 SC. The eight variations can be found at the following locations.

  • Bay - Starshine Ranch
  • Bay Brindle - Starshine Ranch
  • Black Splashed White - Starshine Ranch
  • Flaxen Chestnut - Starshine Ranch
  • Flea Bitten Grey - Starshine Ranch
  • Grullo - Starshine Ranch
  • Palomino - Fort Pinta/ Starshine Ranch
  • Red Roan - Starshine Ranch
  • Sooty Buckskin - Starshine Ranch

Blue Roan

Star Stable Horses

A Gen 3 AQH was released in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 950 SC.

  • Blue Roan


  • When the Gen 2 AQH was first released, it was missing a frame in its jump and recovery animation. This meant the horse could gain an advantage in races and championships. The extra frames were added in the update on April 5, 2019, meaning the horse now jumps and recovers at regular speeds.
  • 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.
  • During the update of 11-10-21, the Sooty Buckskin variation vanished from the game to buy and instead was replaced with a level 10 Blue Roan variation to buy. Star Stable later confirmed that it was a mistake. The bug has since been corrected

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