The Swasey Brothers on the San Rafael Swell made their living wrangling the wild horses along with their own, then breaking them and selling them. The tradition continued into the next generation. These are some wild horses broken by the Swaseys. Monte Swasey says of his dad, Royal Swasey, and his granddad Joe Swasey, that they had every size and color of horse imaginable. They had work horses, buggy horses, riding horses, and race horses. The work horses were kept in different areas from the riding horses. They raised some very fast horses, and according to oral history, the horse that Butch Cassidy rode to escape from the law after the Castle Gate robbery was Gray Eagle provided to them by the Swaseys.
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