I agree. I'm kind of a self proclaimed history buff. However I will be the first to admit I'm lacking a tad in the Spanish colonial stuff. I'm pretty good at the British, French stuff. Since I'm in the eastern us where all that stuff came to a head.
It was interesting to broaden my horizons a bit. I've kind of started to gear my horse handling more toward that style over the past few years. Kind of without really knowing it.