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Hi Susan

This is slightly off topic however the Conquistadores rode their horses over bridges at the gallop.

Inca Garcilaso de la Vega tells us in his The Royal Commentaries of the Incas. p.96. }The Apurimac bridge, which is the longest in Peru, is at least two hundred feet long and two feet wide,. However great the effort to make the ropes taut, such bridges remain never the less a bit swayed and curved between their two points of attachment, and the whole thing starts to swing as soon as the wind blows a bit hard. For this reason it may seem a bit precarious to cross these bridges on foot , and even more on horseback.

And yet I have seen the Spaniards cross them at a gallop." That would take guts.

Jim



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