Could pioneers identify a person by the horse he was riding?

Marshall Trimble

Could pioneers identify a person by the horse he was riding?

Mary Zaborowski
Houston, Texas

Recognizing a horse came second nature to pioneers. One might say something like, “He was riding a blaze-face sorrel,” or “He had a stocking-legged chestnut.” Some could even identify an outlaw because of tracks left by a horseshoe with a flaw.

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