Museum of the Horse, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico


While the name is actually Hubbard Museum of the American West, it is also popularly known as the museum of the horse. It is located very close to the Ruidoso Downs horse racing track.

Below is one of the many exhibits, this one of how a cowboy’s horse would have been equipped on a working ranch.

Here are two views of a Conestoga wagon like the settlers of the west would have used.

We were told these horseless buggies/carriages and other items are just a small number of those donated to the museum.

Two of the carousel horses on display at the museum.

A statuette depicting the artist C. M. Rusell “On the Scene”.

A view of the main exhibits area of the museum.

A burro, outfitted with a pack like those which may have been used in the mines of the southwest.

This statue of two horses fighting to determine dominance are near the entry to the museum. The second image is to give a closer view of the detail of the statue.

Outside they had some statues representing some of the breeds of horses with plaques.

The first American breed of horse was only featured on the weathervane above the museum.

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