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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.

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