Quarter Horse

Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may result in a fear response. Positive punishment is one of four principles that make up […]

Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Begins at Fort Erie

The Ontario Jackpot Futurity and Ontario Jackpot Derby kicked off the opening of Quarter Horse racing at Fort Erie on Saturday, October 8th. The nomination to the Jackpot races began April 1st, and preference for entry to the races was based on the highest earnings in 2011. Program registered horses – Ontario Bred, Ontario Foaled […]