the Hands of Cantu - concerning horses, in our New Spain none are equal to those we call Ibarra Horses
by Lea, Tom
originally pub. Little Brown, Boston, USA - 1964     ISBN-10: 1574092618 - - LCN - 64-17481     black and white illustrations throughout the book are notable works of art     244 pages
Tom Lea is a well respected western artist and author. This is nominally a book of fiction, but it accurately tells the tale of breeding, raising and training horses in northern Mexico in 1580, when it truly was frontier, and well bred and trained horses were very important to civilization.
A beautiful book and a very comfortable read. ~1982~

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