ing” world champions. “It is a great photo opportunity,” says McClure. For more information, go to www. asbmuseum.org.
Appaloosas are plentiful in the Palouse region of Washington State and Idaho, which gave the breed its name, and a small herd of the iconic horses graze in a pasture adjoining the Appaloosa Museum. “People are continually surprised that we have spotties out back,” says Crystal White, the museum’s executive director.
Inside, a number of exhibits explore the history and influence of the breed---from early art and literature depicting spotted horses, to their relationship to the Nez Perce and their role in the modern world. A hands-on activity center for kids is one highlig of the museum. “There are saddles f the kids to sit on when they do their activities, and the adults have just a much fun sitting on them as the kid says White. For more information, go www.wwwappaloosamuseum.lorg. HARNESS RACING MUSEUM AN For more information, go to www. harnessmuseum.com.
A bronze statue of champion Roxie Highland stands outside the American Saddlebred Museum.