"If you climb into the saddle, be ready for the ride."

Quarter horses, named for their speed on quarter-mile flat tracks, can trace their roots to Virginia. A cross-breed of Spanish horses used by colonists and English thoroughbreds. Janus, an English thoroughbred imported to Virginia in 1756, is considered the great-great-great-great - oh you know what we mean - grandfather of today's standard. And you know how we Virginians feel about lineage.