Recruiting Quarter Horse owners for ground breaking research in Behavioral Genetics!

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The versatility of the Quarter Horse is truly remarkable and undoubtedly one of the breed’s greatest strengths. Research has shown that genetic differences exist amongst the cutting, halter, racing, reining, Western Pleasure, and working cow horse categories. There really is no other breed that excels in pursuits as diverse as the Quarter Horse. Globally, these remarkable differences make Quarter Horses the favored breed for studies in behavioral genetics!

This project brings together an Australian and United States team of industry advocates, veterinarians, behaviorists, geneticists and a veterinary biometrician to report on equine behavioral differences within Quarter Horses and the gene sequences that underpin them. Thank you so much for your interest and participation in this invaluable research!