Mustangs and Cow Horses


A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.
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A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.
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Meet the Author

J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.

Mody C. Boatright (1896–1970) served as Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for twenty years. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Teas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.

Harry H. Ransom (1908–1976), University of Texas English Professor, was appointed associate editor of TFS in 1938. He later became president of UT and then chancellor.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Mustang Texas
Mustangs and Mustanging in Southwest Texas 3
A Mustanger of 1850 22
Nicking the Mustang 44
From Mustangs to Mules 47
The Mustanger Who Turned Mustang 61
Mustangs of the Staked Plains
Fifty Thousand Mustangs 69
Mustanging on the Staked Plains 96
Black Kettle 102
Comanche Horses
Legendary Wild Horses
Adam and Eve of the Mustangs 153
The Ghost Horse 155
The Deathless Pacing White Stallion 171
The Horse of the Pampas 187
Horse Lore of the Conquest 197
Mexican Color Terms for Horses 227
Cow Horse Names, Colors and Cures 234
A-Riding and A-Pitching
Corazon 253
Texas-Mexican Horse-Breaking 269
Pitching Horses and Panthers 291
Ballad of Manuel Rodriguez 304
A Man and His Horse
He Knew His Master's Voice 309
A Horse Never Forgets
I. Cristiano, A Sentinel Horse 316
II. Sorrel Top, Booger-Hunter 319
III. Teaching a Horse 312
Anti-Indian Horse 325
Canelo, A True War Horse 339
Horse Sense 343
Death Comes at a Trot 351
Horse Heroes
Canebrake and the Carpetbaggers 359
Old Gran'pa 373
Peepy-Jenny 384
A Boy's First Horse 390
The Mescal-Drinking Horse 396
As Smart as a Cutting Horse 403
Skeerce Tail 414
Horseback Men 417
Contributors 419
Index 425
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