For more cowgirl and exhibit information, click on the bibliographies below. You can also visit your local public library to review available collections.

Cowgirl Bibliography

Elementary School Bibliography

Middle School Bibliography

African American Women in the American West Bibliography

Horse Bibliography

Online Resources

How to Measure a Horse

The height of a horse is measured in units of hands. The legend is that a king wanted to know how tall his favorite horse was. He didn’t have anything to measure with, so he used the width of his hand, with fingers together and horizontal to the ground. Of course, the problem with this type of measuring is that people’s hands are not all the same width. Today, the “hand” used to measure a horse has been standardized at four inches. Click to print information.

How Does a Horse See?

Horses have eyes located on the sides of their heads so they can see nearly all the way around them. This alerts them to many dangers, including being preyed upon by other species in the wild. Click to print information.

Calf Roping Relay

Discover the difficulty in tying a calf within a short amount of time. Click here to read and print more information.

Contributions of Items & Services

We maintain an ongoing “Education and Exhibits Wish List” and welcome contributions! To learn more, click here.