Palomino Medicine Paint Dreams

I have surprised myself a bit with the vehemence and prolific-ness of my posts on the proper build and breeding of Spanish Colonial Horse. And, when I look to my motivations, it puts me in mind of my friend Matt Wood’s question of how much of my horse knowledge comes from the horses themselves. The […]

Dang That DNA

Part of our family story includes being related to to the famous outlaw Jesse James on my father’s mother’s side. According to my DNA, we actually are related… but our maternal DNA split some 45-65,000 years ago. That might pass for being what southerners call ‘kissing cousins’, closely enough related to be called family, but […]

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 […]