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 […]

Sustaining Our Living Equine Legacy

Our wild horses offer an tremendous genetic resource that should be considered a national treasure. Genetic diversity is a huge and hugely underrated issue for the modern horse. Yet, horse breeders seem oblivious to the perils of a restricted gene pool. Maintaining soundness and performance falls far behind keeping a paper trail and the myth […]

Thanking Mr. LePlante

Although my body has responded better to the sledgehammer approach of western medicine that the subtleties of alternative medicine, I was willing to be an experimental subject for Matthew Woods’ Friday evening pulse and face diagnoses class at TIVI, the Inner Vision Institute that recently started up in La Mesilla, just north of Santa Fe. […]

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 […]