American Quarter Horse

Courtesy Bonham Ranch

The American Quarter Horse is prized for its versatility, from ranch work to its speed on the quarter-mile track—the inspiration for its name. And for 75 years, breeders of the popular horse have registered their foals with the Amarillo-based American Quarter Horse Association. To celebrate the association’s diamond anniversary, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is honoring the 16 ranches and individuals—10 from Texas—who have registered an American Quarter Horse every year since 1940. See historic photos, biographies, saddles, awards, and equipment from the breeders’ private collections. Through July 25.

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