Monday, August 22, 2016

Galicenos of Suwannee Coming To Smithfield

On Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 pm, Dr. Richard M. Blaney and Heidi Reinhardt, of "Galicenos of Suwannee" in Live Oak, Florida will demonstrate and discuss one of the rarest horse breeds in the nation at Mill Swamp Indian Horses on Moonlight Road near Smithfield,VA. Galicenos are a small Colonial Spanish horse of Mexican origin. There are likely less than 200 of these horses in the world. Mill Swamp Indian Horses is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of nearly extinct strains of Colonial Spanish horse and has the largest and most diverse herd of such horses on the east coast.

A demonstration on the gentle, humane techniques used to train wild horses at Mill Swamp Indian Horses will follow the presentation and the days events will conclude with a living history program in the replica 1650's era settlers farm.

The afternoon's events are free and open to the public. To register contact

(Rick Blaney pictured above with two young Galicenos.)

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