Free-roaming Colonial Spanish Horses in New Mexico

Now that scholars are actually looking at the horse bones found among indigenous people’s historic remains, there is DNA evidence that horses had been integrated into indigenous cultures decades before Onate set out for Northern New Mexico. The people who assimilated into those indigenous culture were undocumented. Why is no mystery. The just-rescinded Doctrine of […]

Square Horses in the Caja del Rio

The State of New Mexico does have statutes in place to help preserve free-roaming horses with Colonial Spanish markers. Some of the horse rescue centers in the state are aware of and working to preserve Spanish Colonial horses removed from their historical home ranges. The Horse of the America’s registry does registry Colonial Spanish horses […]

My Colonial Spanish Horses and Armor

I had acquired a small herd of Colonial Spanish horses from old New Mexico bloodlines and was busy schooling, breeding and promoting them when Byron Johnson, then curator of the Albuquerque Museum, contacted me in the fall of 1982. He explained that the Museum had acquired a full set of 15th century Spanish armor from […]

San Felipe Horses

I was quite sorry to hear that San Felipe Pueblo was no longer interested in keeping the horse herds that have roamed the area for centuries.┬áThe lineage of Medicine Horses among Spanish Mustangs traces back to a stallion named Santo Domingo because that pueblo is where the Brislawn brothers found and bought him. That horse […]