In the early years of the 20th century a young Gilbert Jones arrived on the Southern Plains of Texas, west of the present day city of Lubbock. In a keen vision of what the future held for these horses, Gilbert began what was to become a lifelong passion of gathering and preserving the genetics of the Horse that made America. It is in thanks to, and honor of, Gilbert Jones that Lonestar Spanish Mustangs works to continue his legend along with that of Bryant Rickman and the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association.
Lonestar Spanish Mustangs works to preserve the rare genetics of the horse of the Spanish Conquest. These bloodlines were revered and protected in the last century by Gilbert Jones, founder of the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association. Upon Gilbert's passing, his torch of passion was carried forth by Bryant Rickman, a man of uncommon commitment. These special horses come from the herd of Bryant and Darlene Rickman, heralding The Spirit of Blackjack Mountain.