The Ideal Spanish Mustang is a Square Horse

I have written a series of explanations and acclamations about the wondrous Square Horse. Now I want to make it clear that my image of a healthy population of Spanish Colonial horses and breeders is something like a trampoline. If there is full circle with enough people holding their opinions and enough horses strongly enough, […]

The Choctaw Princess in June

It is mid-June and the weather has finally warmed up enough for the biting flies and gnats to come out.  I quit refilling the sunflower seed dispenser for the chickens, so they will have to dig around in the horse manure to get their sunflower fix. Hopefully, they will also eat most of the fly […]

Functional Soundness and Spanish Colonial Horses

During our conversations in the mid-seventies, Weldon McKinley told me that they only saw a few signs of the Spanish Colonial horses the first few years they owned the Romero ranch. They set out to catch some of D.D. Romero’s Spanish Colonial horses when they found that hoof prints and manure piles indicated that the […]

Petty Politics Affect Spanish Colonial Horses

Note: a few days after this post went on-line, the SB(B)HA updated their website to reflect the information I present here on preserving entire Spanish Colonial bloodlines and sustaining a healthy gene pool. I have not been offered a Square colt by anyone associated with the registry yet, but here is hoping that their breeding […]

Spanish Colonial Horses and Endurance Tests

The Spanish Colonial horse excelled as light horse cavalry for millennia. Yet our Spanish Colonial horses have not made a mark in modern endurance competitions. I say that is because those modern races are not actually about the horse’s endurance at all. I once asked a lowlands horse trainer who specialized in endurance competitions how […]