TIERRA ENCANTADO - New Mexico Cowboys
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Four hundred years ago, the Spaniards introduced the horse to the West. The horse provided transportation for the padres, gave Native Americans mobility and provided the underpinnings for the ranching culture for the American Cowboy.
Huge ranches dot the landscape including the Bell, Pecos, Philmont and San Cristobal Ranches. They still practice the skills of handling cattle that the Spainiards brought. It’s all part of the great Southwestern melting pot where Spanish, Indian and Anglo come together, each preserving their own traditions, but forging a colorful culture unique to this land of enchantment. (96 minutes)