When we were in New Mexico last week, we visited the Hubbard Museum of the American West.
Before you even enter the museum, you get to see sculptor Dave McGary's wonderful exhibit titled "Free Spirits at Noisy Water," a string of eight larger-than-life bronze horses bounding down a hillside.
The museum features Western and Cowboy artifacts, Native American artifacts, lots of saddles, wagons and transportation vehicles; as well as educational programming and a changing exhibition program.
Many years ago, when my parents first moved to beautiful southeast Arizona, there was a museum in nearby Patagonia called the Anne C. Stradling Museum of the Horse. I have often wondered what happened to it and all the wonderful items there. Well, Anne Stradling was suffering from poor health in the late 80s and contacted the Hubbards in an effort to find a new home for her massive collection. Her Museum of the Horse is now part of the Hubbard Museum in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, proving that it truly is a small world. :)
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