Subject: precolumbian Amerindian horse? From: email@example.com (Yuri Kuchinsky) Date: 1997/09/22 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: sci.archaeology [ Article reposted from rec.equestrian ] [ Author was Snezewort ] [ Posted on 19 Sep 1997 05:46:37 GMT ] email@example.com (Deborah Stevenson) says: >Don't get too hung up on color either. It's not particularly sound >to use it as an indicator of type (have a look at the thread on >Pintabians for a contemporary equivalent), so if the rarity of the >"Indian pony" you're discussing is simply the various pinto >genes, I don't see much grounds for that as proof of earlier >horses in the Americas. >While I'm not enough of a color historian to guarantee you early >pintos in Britain, for instance, just by looking in the OED I can >get you a 17th century usage of "piebald" for a British horse. >They don't seem to have been necessarily well thought of, but >they were in fact known. And the pattern existed in the Spanish horses. There's quite a famous painting (ok, famous to some of us ;-) of the mares and foals at the Spanish Riding School stud from the seventeenth century, and several paints are visible. I've also seen paintings of paints doing high school movements. Deb Hendrickson Duluth, Minnesota -- Land of the Loons Snezewort@aol.com _________________________________________________________________Click here to go one level up in the directory.