Pony Express Archive

The Pony Express program at the Florida Museum promoted the scientific study of fossil horses. It was founded in 1992 by Bruce J. MacFadden, Ph.D. Pony Express activities included research, fieldwork, education, and public involvement. The program published the Pony Express newsletter and sponsored the highly popular fossil horse digs at Thomas Farm. 

The Pony Express program was discontinued in 2004. The Florida Museum will continue to host public digs at the 18-million-year-old Thomas Farm locality in north Florida, open to persons over the age of 15 (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Visit the Thomas Farm website for complete information on Thomas Farm and upcoming fossil digs.


Newsletters

Pony Express was entirely participant supported and increased in popularity each year since its inception. The biannual newsletter contained the latest information about fossil horses and the ancient ecosystems where they lived, landmark articles, useful notes on fossil collecting, paleo book reviews, and announcements of upcoming field trips, fossil exhibitions, meetings, and digs. All previous issues of Pony Express remain online (PDF format):


Volume 13, number 2, 2nd half 2004

Volume 13, number 1, 1st half 2004
Volume 12, number 2, 2nd half 2003
Volume 12, number 1, 1st half 2003
Volume 11, number 2, 2nd half 2002
Volume 11, number 1, 1st half 2002
Volume 10, number 2, 2nd half 2001
Volume 10, number 1, 1st half 2001
Volume 9, number 2, 2nd half 2000
Volume 9, number 1, 1st half 2000
Pony Express logoVolume 8, number 2, 2nd half 1999
Volume 8, number 1, 1st half 1999
Volume 7, number 2, 2nd half 1998
Volume 7, number 1, 1st half 1998
Volume 6, number 2, 2nd half 1997
Volume 6, number 1, 1st half 1997
Volume 5, number 2, 2nd half 1996
Volume 5, number 1, 1st half 1996
Volume 4, number 2, 2nd half 1995
Volume 4, number 1, 1st half 1995
Volume 3, numbers 3-4, 2nd half 1994
Volume 3, number 2, 2nd quarter 1994
Volume 3, number 1, 1st quarter 1994
Volume 2, number 4, 4th quarter 1993
Volume 2, number 3, 3rd quarter 1993
Volume 2, number 2, 2nd quarter 1993
Volume 2, number 1, 1st quarter 1993
Volume 1, number 4, 4th quarter 1992
Volume 1, number 3, 3rd quarter 1992
Volume 1, number 2, 2nd quarter 1992
Volume 1, number 1, 1st quarter 1992