Visit our Rare Breed Conservancy site ( www.vaquerogold.com ) to learn about the original horse of the vaqueros, and what the VHF is doing to preserve this unique Spanish Horse.
Vaquero training techniques are discussed (in broad strokes) on Vaquero Way
On a more modern note, "When Worlds Collide" is an outstanding article which every horse owner should read. It uses simple, easily understood language to explain scientific truths about what makes horses different from people, and why it is so important for people to understand the difference.
Many well-intentioned but potentially tragic errors committed by inexperienced horse owners are based on the simple inability to understand what makes a horse's brain and senses different from ours. Please, read this article, and recommend it to everyone you know -- especially first-time horse owners.