In the early 1890s, more than a decade after killing Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett moved his family to Uvalde, Texas. He owned a ranch there and bred race horses. He also became friends with a young lawyer named John Nance Garner—who would later become speaker of the House of Representatives and a vice president under Franklin Roosevelt.
The nature of their friendship is not known. But Garrett did name one of his prize mares after Garner.