Arizona's Spanish Barbs, The Story of the Wilbur-Cruce Horses, written by our member Silke Schneider,  is available from Amazon.

Eva Wilbur-Cruce's Book, A Beautiful, Cruel Country, including the story of the horses and Eva's early life on the ranch is available :

All orders and returns are processed via the Chicago Distribution Center:

Phone: (800) 621-2736

Fax: (800) 621-8746

TTY: (888) 630-9347


The University of Arizona Press

c/o Chicago Distribution Center

11030 S. Langley Ave.

Chicago, IL 60628-3830

Other Recommended Reading

  • Equine Color Genetics, 2nd Edition by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD

  • Horse Color by D. Phillip Sponenberg and Bonnie V. Beaver

  • Conquerors, The Roots of New World Horsemanship by Deb Bennett, PhD

  • The Royal Horse of Europe, the Story of the Andalusian & Lusitano by Sylvia Loch

  • The Horse of the Conquest by R.B. Cunninghame Graham

  • Principles of Conformation Analysis, Volumes 1-3 by Deb Bennett, PhD

  • Horse Color Explained, A Breeder's Perspective by Jeanette Gower

  • Kino Guide II, His Missions-His Monuments by Charles W. Polzer, S.J.

  • Conservation Priority Equine Breeds 2020-by The Livestock Conservancy

  • 2020 Equine Conservation List-by the Equus Survival Trust

Websites of Interest:

The Livestock Conservancy

Equine Survival Trust

Heritage Breeds Southwest

Horse Ancestry Testing-Texas A&M


SBHA Newsletters:
North American Colonial Spanish Horse Update, 2015 by D.Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD
Colonial Spanish Horse Gait Study-New Findings, by Dr. Molly Nicodemus and Jeannette Beranger,  from LBC Newsletter 2011