Webster's Dictionary defines "Remount" as a fresh horse to take the place of one lost or disabled. This definition was the basis of the U.S. Remount Service and the U.S. Army's Horse Breeding Program. During the development of the Remount program, the army made a lasting contribution to the horses in America.
Click the images below to learn how the U.S. government and a group of American Quarter Horse breeders worked together to advance the bloodlines of the American Quarter Horse and mount the nation's cavalry on some of America's finest horses. To get the full experience, visit the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum to see the entire exhibit.
Funding support graciously provided by:
John P. Collins in Memory of Johanna L. Collins and Friends of the Museum
Thanks to the Exhibit Contributors:
Phil Livingston, Ed Roberts, Earl Parker, Jim Jennings, Larry Thornton, Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico, U.S. Cavalry Association, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, Fort Huachuca Museum, University of Oklahoma, Denver Public Library, The Quarter Horse Journal, National Archives, Library of Congress
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Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress