An early descendant of Spanish horses brought to the Americas in the 16th century. They were given their name because they were brought north from Florida by the Chickasaw Indians.
Colonists in Virginia, & the Carolinas became interested in these animals which were known for great speed over short distances. Interestingly enough, this animal is one of the foundations of the early Quarter Horse.
Average height 14 hands
Head & ears are short with unusual width between the eyes
Neck is short & stocky
Back is short
Chest is wide
Intelligent & hardy
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