Virtual Exhibits: American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
Mixer's celebrity as a Western artist started during the 1950s. Livestock, particularly horses, became his specialty, and his work graced the covers of The Quarter Horse Journal, Western Horseman, Cattleman and Oklahoma Today. Mixer painted many champions in the show ring and on the track through the years, including three horses belonging to President and Mrs. Reagan.
In 1968, the American Quarter Horse Association public information committee commissioned a portrait of an "ideal" American Quarter Horse. In his career, Mixer depicted the ideal American Quarter Horse, Pinto, Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa, Buckskin and Pony of the Americas.
The story of America is the tale of a people always on the move. It is also the story of the continual search to find new and better ways to transport people and goods as dependably as fast as possible. The story of America begins with the horse.
A Charro is a skilled horseman who proudly carries on early Mexican Traditions of roping, reining and the stewardship of horses and cattle. This exciting new exhibit transports visitors to a different time and place full of color, music and a rich heritage centered around the charro's horse: the American Quarter Horse.
The Bold and Beautiful: Trailblazing Women of the American Quarter Horse features 12 women who made a tremendous impact on the American Quarter Horse – as an association and a breed.
There is a unique bond between horse and horseman.
More than 6,900 languages are spoken around the world today, but one language is spoken throughout – the language of the horse. Despite differences in breed, discipline and location, the relationship between human and horse is valued, nurtured and depended upon in a variety of cultures.