Finding American Quarter Horses in Amarillo

During a trip to Amarillo we spent some time finding American Quarter Horses. Amarillo is home to over 100 horse statues that are part of their Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse project. They are placed all over the city and there are even a few outside of the city.

Our first horse was at our hotel. His name was Quikstart. He was JT’s favorite horse.

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We noticed a few horses on the way to the hotel but we decided to go to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum first before searching for more horses. We were also able to pick up a map there of where all the horses were located. The map wasn’t quite up to date though because there were a few we weren’t able find because they had been removed. Nevertheless, the boys enjoyed searching for all the horses. We tried to find as many as we could but we didn’t get too far. We ended up finding 18 horses.

I’m not going to post pictures of all 18 here but here are a few.

This is Salty.

This is Salty.

We really liked all the scenery round him.

We really liked all the scenery round him.

This is Hyperion. This one took us awhile to find. The map we had said this was at the Rails to Trails park Gazebo near Wolflin and Coulter. We found the intersection of Wolflin and Coulter but we could not find where this park was. Then I parked somewhere on Wolflin and I could see the park but we didn't know where the entrance was. We finally found the entrance. I believe it was off of Coulter and the sign for the park said Rock Island Rail Trail.

This is Hyperion. This one took us awhile to find. The map we had said this was at the Rails to Trails park Gazebo near Wolflin and Coulter. We found the intersection of Wolflin and Coulter but we could not find where this park was. Then I parked somewhere on Wolflin and I could see the park but we didn’t know where the entrance was. We finally found the entrance. I believe it was off of Coulter and the sign for the park said Rock Island Rail Trail.

Here is the other side of Hyperion. Hyperion was Connor's favorite.

Here is the other side of Hyperion. Hyperion was Connor’s favorite.

Here is America's Horse-America's Future. This one was at the Amarillo ISD.

Here is America’s Horse-America’s Future. This one was at the Amarillo ISD.

This horse called Cherry Lime was at a Sonic.

This horse called Cherry Lime was at a Sonic.

Here's a close-up of Freedom.

Here’s a close-up of Freedom.

This horse is Freedom.

This horse is Freedom.

This horse's name is Heart. We actually saw Heart while we were driving to find Freedom.

This horse’s name is Heart. We actually saw Heart while we were driving to find Freedom.

This is the last Hoof Prints horse I'm going to put up here. His name is Justice and he is one of the horses that is part of Hoof Prints but not located in Amarillo. You can find Justice in Canyon, Texas at the Randall Country Justice Center.

This is the last horse I’m going to put up here. His name is Justice and he is one of the horses that is part of Hoof Prints but not located in Amarillo. You can find Justice in Canyon, Texas at the Randall Country Justice Center.

Here is the other side.

Here is the other side.

So there’s a look at some of the horses we were able to find. We actually saw a few more than 18 because we saw some while driving that we couldn’t get to but we took pictures of 18 horses. After we left Amarillo we went to San Angelo. San Angelo has sheep statues to find but while we were looking for sheep we actually found a horse so we took a picture with it. There are a few other Hoof Prints horses that are not in Amarillo but this one is not on the list so I’m pretty sure that this isn’t one of them but here’s a picture of it anyways.

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Has you ever gone searching for American Quarter Horses in Amarillo? What was your favorite Hoof Prints horse?

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