Sunday, October 10, 2010
Horses of Chile
While looking for something else yesterday, I came across this interesting site about the Chilean Horse.
For some reason, there is very little known about the horses and horsemen of Chile, so it's great to see some information. I found the downloadable book chapters particularly useful.
I've always been intrigued by the ring bits and the saddles used by the huasos, the Chilenian horsemen. Finally, I've found good pictures and plenty of descriptions as well as historical info. Really fascinating stuff!
The chapter about the history of breeds on the iberian peninsula and the shipments of horses to the Americas is also excellent reading.
If you have an interest in the South American horse breeds, go and have a look.