Registering Asad

The whole point of keeping Asad a stallion is to make sure that he is available to the widest possible range of Spanish Colonial Barb Mustang etc.. mare owners. He is a result of Sharon Scheikovsky and Dave Reynold‘s linebreeding the Book Cliff strain through their most prized stallion, Chato, a 1974 Grulla Stallion sired […]

Conserving Genetic Diversity among Square Horses

Over the past year I been appalled to learn how much genetic diversity among Square Horses has been irrevocably lost due to short-sighted breeding and management practices, especially here in the USA. The Bureau of Land Management has been gelding free roaming stallions for decades. Now the policy is turning towards surgically sterilizing free- roaming […]

My Spanish Mustang Stallion Arrives

EHF Asad is linebred to Cochise, the stallion the founders of the Spanish Mustang Registry held up as an example of their ideal horse. As you can tell from the number of links in this paragraph, he meets my criteria foran outstanding individual of these exceptional and extra-ordinary horses. When I inherited my property a […]

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 instead of one individual from a select few. I have not been offered a Square colt by anyone associated with the registry yet, but here is hoping that […]

Colonial Spanish Horses and Endurance Tests

The Colonial Spanish horse excelled as light horse cavalry for millennia. Yet our Colonial Spanish 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 […]

Strong Breeding Colonial Spanish Horses

When I start thinking about how to register and document the offspring of a Baca-bred Spanish Colonial colt bred to the mares here in New Mexico, the options are such a confusing tangle that I am tempted to start a New Mexico-bred Colonial Spanish Horse Registry. My problems would be solved if there was a […]

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 […]