TIERRA ENCANTADO - New Mexico Cowboys
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Four hundred years ago, the Spaniards introduced the horse to New Mexico. The horse provided transportation for the padres, gave Native Americans mobility and became the underpinnings for the ranching culture of the American Cowboy.
Today huge ranches dot the landscape including the Bell, Pecos, Philmont and San Cristobal Ranches. They use the skills of handling cattle that the Spaniards brought. Here in this great Southwestern melting pot, Spaniards, Indians and Anglos come together, each preserving their own traditions, but forging a colorful culture unique to this land of enchantment. (96 minutes)