|The Cherokee were a Native American tribe known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in early 19th century American history. Although best known for their farming technologies, the Cherokee were also warriors and spent many generations in conflict with their neighbors, the Shawnee. The "Cherokee Warrior" horse wears the regalia of this nation's past heroes and represents the spirit, determination and strife of the Cherokee people.|
The wild horse of North America, the Mustang, is descended from thirty Spanish Mustangs brought to the continent by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Escaped, stollen or released, horses began to breed, establish herds and spread across the West, where today they range in tens of thousands. To keep the wild herds healthy, mustangs are caught and trained as part of prison rehabilitation programs and are known to be excellent working and ranch horses. Considered a "living symbol of the West", mustang herds are protected and managed by the Bureau of Land Management and can still be observed roaming free throughout Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Oregon.