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ISBN-13: 9781574410983
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series , #16
Pages: 429
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Mustang Texas
Mustangs and Mustanging in Southwest Texas3
A Mustanger of 185022
Nicking the Mustang44
From Mustangs to Mules47
The Mustanger Who Turned Mustang61
Mustangs of the Staked Plains
Fifty Thousand Mustangs69
Mustanging on the Staked Plains96
Black Kettle102
Comanche Horses
I.
143
II.
145
Legendary Wild Horses
Adam and Eve of the Mustangs153
The Ghost Horse155
The Deathless Pacing White Stallion171
Caballos
The Horse of the Pampas187
Horse Lore of the Conquest197
Mexican Color Terms for Horses227
Cow Horse Names, Colors and Cures234
A-Riding and A-Pitching
Corazon253
Texas-Mexican Horse-Breaking269
Pitching Horses and Panthers291
Ballad of Manuel Rodriguez304
A Man and His Horse
He Knew His Master's Voice309
A Horse Never Forgets
I.Cristiano, A Sentinel Horse316
II.Sorrel Top, Booger-Hunter319
III.Teaching a Horse312
Anti-Indian Horse325
Canelo, A True War Horse339
Horse Sense343
Death Comes at a Trot351
Horse Heroes
Canebrake and the Carpetbaggers359
Old Gran'pa373
Peepy-Jenny384
A Boy's First Horse390
The Mescal-Drinking Horse396
As Smart as a Cutting Horse403
Skeerce Tail414
Horseback Men417
Contributors419
Index425

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