Posted on May 27, 2020 After-dinner video rabbit hole of the week I love watching these Criollo horses. I like the unexpected details, like the way the saddles are constructed, or the way the narrator says “this horse is accustomed to being kept in a box, and knows how to eat commercial feed. In Brazil, rural people sometimes say, with some disdain, that such and such horse is “a box horse” – meaning one who has little experience outside a show-ring or riding stable, and is fussy, hard to handle, easily startled, and not much use for real work. It’s an amazing thing to ride a horse that’s been raised on the open range. Their sure-footedness is amazing. They are extremely smart about footing, routes, and obstacles.