The Mustangs

If you enjoy western history and have never read J. Frank Dobie I hope this will tease you into reading one. I have enjoyed Dobie’s writing for years and in particular, The Mustangs. Each one of the sixteen chapters is a period in the history of the mustang. Starting at the very beginning, Dobie works right up to his day of the 40’s and 50’s. He masterfully weaves the general history of how the mustang came to be. In addition to that, he records fantastic individual stories of men and the mustangs they chased or rode. A few highlights for me were as follows: Among many things, chapter one points out how valuable mares were to the early Muslim Arabs in their conquests. They would trace a ho

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