War Horses: Bred to Serve

War Horses: Bred to Serve debuted May 14 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum!

Following the Civil War, the U.S. Army was in dire need of quality horses to mount its cavalry. To solve this problem, the U.S. government turned to a group of very dedicated and determined breeders. These breeders and the resulting United States Remount Service worked together for 40 years progressing the bloodlines of the American Quarter Horse and mounting the nation’s cavalry on some of America’s finest horses.

Many of the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame breeders, such as Dan Casement and Hank Wiescamp, and Best Remuda Ranches, like the 6666s Ranch, Spade Ranch and Waggoner Ranch, contributed to this progress. This would set the foundation for the bloodlines of some of the Hall of Fame’s most famous horses, Peppy San Badger, First Down Dash and Doc Bar to name a few. 

The exhibit runs May 14 – July 26. Make your plans today to see the exhibit!

Funding for this exhibit is generously provided by 

John P. Collins in memory of Johanna L. Collins and

 Friends of the Museum