One of Harry's famous eccentricities is his love of mules and small Peruvian horses (Pasos) for hawking. His new book contains a chapter on the equine in falconry (he calls them "hayburners") in which he lists the questionable virtues and debatable pleasures of riding to the hawks and hounds.
I was reminded of Harry recently while reading this passage by Wendell Berry in an essay titled, "An Agricultural Journey in Peru" (1979) in Berry's book The Gift of Good Land. I tried to email it to Harry, but in the process of his current cross-state move his email seems to be disconnected. If anyone knows how to reach him, please forward this post?
"Above the hacienda, the drizzle turned to snow, whitening the ground. We passed a herd of twenty-five horses being driven up to pasture by two horsemen in ponchos, looking cold with the snow melting on their hats and shoulders. They were riding very smooth-gaited horses. Everywhere I saw them, the Andean horses were small, but extremely tough, capable of carying a grown man at a gallop over the mountainsides."
UPDATE: I just found an email via the above link and sent this to him.