During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Narragansett Planters of South County developed the first uniquely American breed of horse, the Narragansett Pacer.
Narragansett Pacers were known throughout the English-speaking world as a superlative riding horse. One writer described them as “the finest saddle horses in the world: they neither fatigue themselves nor their rider.”
But by the 19th century, the Narragansett Pacers were gone. What made them the best riding horses in the world? Why did they disappear?
Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Assistant Professor of Early American History at Roger Williams University and a recognized authority on the Narragansett Pacer, will answer those questions on Thursday, October 25 during her program at the Peace Dale Museum of Art and Culture.