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Emilio Solanet

Emilio  Solanet was a veterinarian of renown who made lifetime study of horse flesh.  He was a scientific and successful breeder, an authority on the Criollo the best strains of  which he has the reputation of possessing, on his large estate, "El Cardal," in the Argentine.   Indeed, it may be said that Dr. Solanet was almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of the Criollo breed.

It was Dr. Solanet who presented Aimé Tschiffely with the Mancha and Gato, thereby making it possible for the Long Rider to undertake and successfully complete his remarkable ride from Buenos Aires to Washington.

 

Please click here to read a fascinating article about how the Criollo breed was saved, written by Dr. Solanet and translated by that great horseman, Thornton Chard.

Here is a link to a Spanish-language website with more information about Dr. Solanet.

Emilio Solanet wrote a book (in Spanish) called Caballero del Campo Click here to go to Amazon.com

In addition, a film was made about Don Emilio called The Horse Master.    Click here to go to The History Channel website for more information.

For more information about the Criollo breed, please click here to go to the website maintained by the French Long Rider, Gérard Barré.

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