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The late Kentucky-born artist Henry Lawrence Faulkner mused that “life is never dead, but is transformed,” and his life’s work is now being celebrated in ways we know would have delighted him. Our book on his vivid art, The Gift of Color, was honored by the California-based Independent Book Publishers Association with a Gold Benjamin Franklin Award as the best...

Two foals engage in an early morning frolic at the Seven Eagles Ranch in Montana in 2007. Several ranches in Montana have become refuges for Spanish Mustangs, including the Spanish Q Ranch near Ennis and the Blackfeet Reservation bordering Glacier National Park. See prints, canvases, and publications of Spanish Mustangs in the American West here.      ...

Young male Spanish Mustangs try to assert superiority on the Cayuse Ranch in Wyoming. Mustangs are highly social and a hierarchy is established when they live in a herd. Families are formed and organized in a harem that consists of a male and several females. Young studs challenge the lead stallion, particularly during mating season. Stallions can battle fiercely for...

With the wind on his back, Grey Eagle floats across a mid-October morn on the Cayuse Ranch in Wyoming. The ranch is dedicated to raising purebred Spanish American Mustangs, descended directly from those brought to the North American continent by Cortés in 1519....

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Five hundred years ago, Conquistador Hernán Cortés first brought the horse to mainland North America to aide in his search for gold in the interior of Mexico. Cortés brought 16 horses with him on that journey and established the settlement of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz (now known as Veracruz, Mexico). Cortés spread the Spanish influence throughout Mexico largely...

The Lexington Public Library will be hosting a week-long celebration of the life and artwork of Henry Faulkner from February 24-March 3. As part of this event, John S. Hockensmith and Bob Morgan will give a talk about his book, "The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner," a chronologically organized collection of stories, writings, and paintings from Faulkner's inspirational life....

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