El Libro de los Hierros/The Book of Brands
Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, human beings acquired the unfortunate habit of marking the skin of their slaves with burning branding irons. Over time they also used the same system to identify the origins & owners of livestock. This habit spread in the Middle Ages & was governed by statute in the modern era. It favored the creation of abundant documentation, presently stored in our archives, which is the source of the material used for this compilation of more than 6,000 brands of horse breeders from the 16th century up to the present...By Juan Carlos Altamirano.