Quarter Horse Named Official State Horse of Texas

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Texas' history is closely intertwined with that of the American Quarter Horse, beginning with Steel Dust, one of the forebears of the state's more than 470,000 American Quarter Horses. In the early days, the horses were used to help settle the wild and wooly territory. Ranchers used them to round up livestock and move them to market, as well as for a little match racing on the weekends.

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