Since 1979 Bryant and Darlene Rickman worked closely with the late Gilbert H. Jones to preserve the Gilbert Jones Southwest Spanish Mustang lines. They continue that work today. Gilbert was the founder of the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association (SSMA) and served as president until stepping down due to his health. Bryant currently holds the position of Chairman of the SSMA. Information provided regarding Gilbert Jones life’s efforts with these horses can be found on the SSMA website or in Bryant’s personal library.
“Without Bryant and Darlene Rickman there would be no Choctaw Horses (a strain of the Colonial Spanish Horse). There would also be no Jones line horses. Without dedicated, long-term conservators like Bryant and Darlene working through very lean years, these genetic treasures would simply not exist. I’ve been working with them on this for over 40 years and my support is always with them.” ~ D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Ph.D., Technical Adviser to The Livestock Conservancy
“The preservation efforts for our breed of horses remains a challenging one, but with support of friends, donors and supporters, the horses continue to thrive. As we continue working toward a secure future for the Colonial Spanish Horse – Colonial Spanish Mustangs – Oklahoma Heritage Horses, we look forward to communicating our progress with you.”
~ Bryant and Darlene Rickman of Rickman Spanish Mustangs
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THE OKLAHOMA HERITAGE HORSE SANCTUARY
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