Gleaming Grulla

It is May in New Mexico. We do have some green, although very little of it is grass. But the Choctaw Princess is hard at work keeping the weeds under control. Except for the noxious invasive Sahara mustard weed. Apparently it might serve as condiment occasionally, but she does not actually consider it food.And apparently […]

Baroque Horse Bones in New Mexico

Until very recently, it was official US government policy to more or less forcibly transform Native American warriors into farmers. US government agents made sure that Indian pony stallions were either castrated or slaughtered. Heavy horses bred for harness were brought in to cross on the local mares. Harness horses or trotters, whether heavy draft […]

New Mexico History and Equine DNA

This post continues my train of thought from San Felipe Horses and continues with how to recognize Spanish Colonial horses. According to the Forest Service web sites, the El Rito horses are the only band of wild horses running on Forest Lands that have genetic markers that match up with those found in modern Andalusian […]

Dr. Green

Matthew Wood asked me to participate in his April first online Materia Medica class (click here). The topic was the Trickster. Matt had a great repertoire of herbal remedies that can help shift the various ways our wondrous human mind can trick us into states that are really not so wonderful. Of course the question […]

My Meltdown

The Choctaw Princess is handing her circumstances serenely enough. I, however, have had a bit of a meltdown because she is the third horse in a row that has arrived on my place with such severe  central nervous system (CNS) I have had to have them out down.. I have  not been able to find […]