Bloodlines of the Breed

Bloodlines of the Breed

Explore the 11 foundation families through this temporary exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

Peter McCue

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The American Quarter Horse breed is based on 11 foundation families of horses, and almost all of them are related in some way. The term “foundation-bred” today relates back to these 19th and early 20th century dominant Quarter Horse sires. 

The Bloodlines of the Breed exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum traces the bloodlines of foundation sires including Lock’s Rondo, Old Billy, Printer, Peter McCue, Steel Dust, Roan Dick, Traveler, Shiloh, Little Joe, Old Fred, and Old Cold Deck.  

This exhibition displays pedigree charts from offspring of foundation sires and includes our archival papers about these horses. 

Visit the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, to view this temporary exhibit through March 2022.