Dr. Francis Haines

A longtime historian, Dr. Haines wrote two articles for Western Horseman magazine in 1937, stimulating interest in forming an Appaloosa Registry.  In the mid-40ís Haines and Gorge Hatley visited Claude Thompson, recommending a studbook be published and a National show held.  Haines also wrote several historical books, and served as historian, president and vice-president for the Appaloosa Horse Club.  He will long be remembered, by horsemen, for bringing the Appaloosa breed recognition through his dedicated writing.  

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