Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Dalhart: Empty Saddle Monument

Empty Saddle Monument
Image: Billy Hathorn

A favorite photo subject, this monument stands at north end of Dalhart's V-shaped underpass. It was designed by a cowboy after a widow asked that a horse bearing an empty saddle appear in the annual XIT reunion parade in tribute to her husband, a former XIT cowboy.


  • US Hwy 87, 385 and 54
  • Dalhart, Texas
  • 79022


  • Phone: 806-244-5646

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  • Daily

  • Free