Thanks Sharon W.! It is from New York state. It is actually a signature/name inscribed quilt but most are too faded to read.
Here's a horse and rider from a crazy quilt dated 1885.
Most of the horses seen on antique quilts are found on novelty/conversation prints. Equine motifs were very popular in the 1880s and 1890s.
Here's another. Both are on tumbling block star quilts from Lancaster Co. PA
I do have another appliqued horse on a quilt with a few funky appliques and cheater cloth prints too. Dated 1887.
You just never know what you'll find on a quilt ... joining the horse above is an appliqued pig along with a strange doll/person, an anchor, etc. The red mariner's compass next to the horse is a cheater print, the sunflowery one is pieced.