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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 2023-by The Livestock Conservancy

  • 2024 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

Western Horseman Magazine, Jewels of the Desert by Andria Hautamaki, October 2022

Modern Farmer magazine, WILBUR-CRUCE HORSES; THE BIGGEST SECRET IN RANCHING, January 2022 article by Judith Matloff

Arizona Highways Magazine, THE MANE COURSE, April 2021 article by Matt Jaffe

Arizona Highways Magazine, THE HORSES OF HISTORY, November 1995,
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