Monday, December 29, 2014

Summer Living History

One aspect of our educational program this summer may be a mixed program on natural horsemanship with the Corolla horses followed by a night time living history presentation that puts the Colonial Spanish horses of the east coast in their historical context.

Guests might meet Betsy Dowdy (google her if you have not heard of her), or an early colonial horse trader who is bringing up Corolla mares and Chickasaw/Choctaw mares to breed to the famous "Spotted English Race Horse, Janus" who stood as a stallion in this region for years, or Francis Marion discussing how he used the little marsh horses to harry the British during the Revolution, or John Lawson complaining that the Indians kept their horses too fat from a heavy diet of corn or...

I am not aware of a combination program like this being done anywhere else.

It is a great way to learn. it is a great way to teach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sort of been racking my brains trying to come up with some ideas to depict the history of the horses that went on west, those that became the horse of the Cowboy, Comanche, and Conquistador..

and that might be my answer..

I shall have to start wading through some more cowboy poetry..-Lloyd