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The Last Cowboys: An Pioneer Family in the New West
by John Branch

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><strong>An NPR Book of the Year</strong></p><br /><p><strong>A gripping portrait of one family’s gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West—and not just its past.</strong></p><br /><p>For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders—some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now Bill and Evelyn Wright, parents to 13 children and grandparents to many more, find themselves struggling to hang on to the majestic landscape where they’ve been running cattle for 150 years as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer?</p><br /><p>In a powerful follow-up to his prize-winning, best-selling first book, <em>New York Times</em> reporter John Branch delivers an epic and intimate family story deep in the American grain. Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of ranch life and the high drama of saddle-bronc competition, <em>The Last Cowboys</em> chronicles three years in the life of the Wrights, each culminating in rodeo’s National Finals in Las Vegas. Will Bill and Evelyn be able to hold the family together as rodeo injuries pile up and one of their sons goes off on a religious mission? Will their son Cody, a two-time world champion, make it to the finals one last time—and compete with his own son? And will the younger generation—Rusty, Ryder, Stetson, and the rest—be able to continue the family’s ways in the future?</p><br /><p>This is a grand and compelling work of reporting that, like Buzz Bissinger’s <em>Friday Night Lights</em>, offers deep insight into American ritual and tradition. And in telling the Wright family’s story, from branding days to rodeo nights to annual Christmas gatherings, Branch captures something vital of the grit, determination, and integrity that fuel the American Dream.</p><br /><p>An unforgettable book by one of the finest reporters of our time, <em>The Last Cowboys</em> is a moving tribute to an American way of life.</p>
ALONG CAME A COWBOY: Romantic Suspense (Mustang River Ranch Book ...
by Bev Pettersen

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 10, 2018

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<b>A hot cowboy, a twisted killer, and one very resilient woman. </b><div><b>"Keeps you captivated from the first page to the last!" <i>Reader Views </i></b><div><br />Rodeo champ Carter Bass vows to steer clear of women, especially Barbie cowgirls with their bright lipstick and artificial smiles. The Mustang River Ranch's wilderness chase offers the perfect opportunity to escape his fans and match wits with quarry that is tough, smart and athletic.<br /><br />Allie McIvor found a place to call home when she fled the city for a job at the luxury ranch. She barely knows the front of a horse from the back, but she can dress enough like a cowgirl to keep the guests happy. And she's not about to let the disdain of one swaggering cowboy dim her day, no matter that he's too sexy for his own boots.<br /><br />But when she finds herself competing in the rugged outdoors contest, she's forced to dig up reserves of strength and determination she never realized she had. While that might be enough to win the heart of one hot broody cowboy, the Montana wilderness conceals many dangerous predators... And not all of them are four-footed.</div><div><b><i></i></b></div><div><br /><b><i>Reader Views Literary Award Winner Best Romance, 2019</i></b><br /> <div></div><div><div><b><i>New England Readers' Choice Award Finalist, Romantic Suspense 2019</i><br /><br />Mustang River Ranch Standalone Series:</b></div><div><br />Shadows of the Mountain</div><div>Along Came A Cowboy</div><div><b></b></div><div><b><br />Dangerous Odds Standalone Series:</b></div><div><br />Jockeys and Jewels</div><div>Color My Horse</div><div>Fillies and Females</div><div><b></b></div><div><b><br />Redemption Standalone Series:</b></div><div><br />Riding For Redemption</div><div>A Scandalous Husband</div><div>Backstretch Baby</div><div><b></b></div><div><b><br />Second Chance Standalone Series:</b></div><div><br />Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash</div><div>Studs and Stilettos</div><div>Millionaire's Shot</div><div><b></b></div><div><b><br />Christmas Novellas:</b></div><div><br />A Pony For Christmas</div></div> </div> </div>
Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership
by Mark Rashid

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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In <I>Horses Never Lie</I>, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of “alpha leadership” and teaches the reader to become a “passive leader”—a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid’s principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid’s experiences with him, you will come to feel the same sort of compassion and appreciation for your horses that you do for the people in your life. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid’s methods and philosophy.
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
by Mark Rashid

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

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Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time. . . .How we perceive that information dictates how we respond to it."<BR><BR><I>Whole Heart, Whole Horse</I> focuses on this idea, covering such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries between you and your horse, understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas, and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will willingly want to follow and work with.<BR><BR> Full of examples that extend beyond the training pen, <I>Whole Heart, Whole Horse</I> offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, and sensitive horseman and person.
THE IRISH COWBOY: A love lost. A family found. A life saved.
by D.W. Ulsterman

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

June 29, 2014

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<strong>THE USA TODAY FEATURED AMAZON BESTSELLER EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT!</strong><br /><strong>Hap Wilkes expected to die alone but his life had other plans...</strong><br />"Had this given to me by my sister who said I MUST READ IT. She was right. I bawled my eyes out, laughed, cheered, and in the end, I was so grateful for the journey the story took me on. Then my husband read it and he loved it too! Would make an amazing movie. Hollywood, are you listening? You should be!" -Jennifer Upton<br />"One of the most beautiful love stories I've ever read and one that stays with you long after its finished." -Royce J. Hall<br />"A remarkably powerful story of faith, love, and forgiveness." -Amazon Review<br />"If you love a good romance and care about the plight of wild horses you won't find a better read than The Irish Cowboy. It was easily one of my favorite stories of the year." -Korey Jennings<br />
Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wh...
by Marc C. Johnson

Language

English

Pages

504

Publication Date

March 21, 2019

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<DIV><BR /> Burton K. Wheeler (1882-1975) may have been the most powerful politician Montana ever produced, and he was one of the most influential—and controversial—members of the United States Senate during three of the most eventful decades in American history. A New Deal Democrat and lifelong opponent of concentrated power—whether economic, military, or executive—he consistently acted with a righteous personal and political independence that has all but disappeared from the public sphere. <I>Political Hell-Raiser</I> is the first book to tell the full story of Wheeler, a genuine maverick whose successes and failures were woven into the political fabric of twentieth-century America.<BR /><BR /> Wheeler came of political age amid antiwar and labor unrest in Butte, Montana, during World War I. As a crusading United States attorney, he battled Montana’s powerful economic interests, championed farmers and miners, and won election to the U.S. Senate in 1922. There he made his name as one of the “Montana scandalmongers,” uncovering corruption in the Harding and Coolidge administrations. Drawing on extensive research and new archival sources, Marc C. Johnson follows Wheeler from his early backing of Franklin D. Roosevelt and ardent support of the New Deal to his forceful opposition to Roosevelt’s plan to expand the Supreme Court and, in a move widely viewed as political suicide, his emergence as the most prominent spokesman against U.S. involvement in World War II right up to three days before Pearl Harbor.<BR /><BR /> Johnson provides the most thorough telling of Wheeler’s entire career, including all its accomplishments and contradictions, as well as the political storms that the senator both encouraged and endured. The book convincingly establishes the place and importance of this principled hell-raiser in American political history.<BR />  </DIV>
Secrets to Barrel Racing Success (BarrelRacingTips.com Book 1)
by Heather A. Smith

Language

English

Pages

186

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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Barrel racers are <i>driven</i> by an unrelenting <b>desire to win</b>. But, they are often <i>misled</i>.  The secrets have been <i>well kept</i> for much too long. It's time for barrel racers to <i>stop</i> looking for <b>barrel racing success</b>, in all the <i>wrong places</i>. <br /><br />In this best-selling barrel racing book, author Heather Smith shares tips for barrel racing that reveal the<i> real reasons</i> for slow times, tipped barrels, behavior problems, and much more. Smith challenges barrel racers to develop <i>new perspectives </i>and describes the <b>specific action steps</b>, proven time and again to yield <b><i>positive, fast</i></b> results.<br /><br />As Volume I in the BarrelRacingTips.com series, <b>Secrets to Barrel Racing Success</b> provides an integral foundation, yet <i>far from</i> just the basics, it empowers barrel racers to demystify even the most <i>advanced</i> barrel horse training concepts:<br /><ul><li>Sense and <b>correct</b> subtle mistakes on the pattern <i>quickly</i> and <i>easily</i></li><li>Realize what <i>'feel'</i> really is, and how you can harness it's power</li><li>Develop a barrel horse to be <b>mentally focused</b> and <i>with you</i></li><li>Barrel racing tips & techniques to make <i>any</i> barrel horse <b>faster</b></li><li>Communicate in a way that creates <i>feather-light</i> responsiveness</li><li>Become a rider and competitor that brings out<b> the best</b> in <i>every</i> horse</li><li>Achieve optimum barrel racing <b>performance</b>, through optimum <i>horse health</i></li><li>Master the <b>mental game</b> for confidence <i>every time</i> you blast down the alley</li><li>Understand <i>true </i><b>collection</b>, why it's so critical, and <i>how</i> to achieve it</li></ul>The secret to <b>winning</b> lies in becoming<i> aware </i>of, and <i>dissolving</i> the lesser-known blocks (that many don't even know exist) standing in the way of <b>barrel racing success</b>.<br /><br />Don't be left in the dark - the <i>Secrets to Barrel Racing Succes</i> offers an enlightening, exciting and <i>clear</i> path to achieving you <i>and</i> your barrel horse's <b>greatest potential</b>!<br /><br /><b>REVIEWS</b><br /><br />"<i>With everything that I have learned, we performed the BEST run we have EVER, EVER, EVER had on Saturday!! I had goose bumps from head to toe and was brimming with confidence! I have been relying on your book and look where it's got me, I now have a horse running 1D times and have now performed the best run I have ever done on her. She was so sooo responsive, thank you heaps for your help!</i>" - <b>Ruby H.</b><br /><br />"<i>Just wanted to let you know that your "Secrets" book is awesome! It totally covers what no other book does. What I've read covers the true secrets to barrel racing success - that are not obvious, but are really all about how far you are willing to challenge yourself and your horse to be the best you can be!</i>" - <b>Jeana W.</b><br /><br />"<i>I wanted to tell you how much your book means to me. I have read this book twice in less than a month and have hi-lighted and marked pages... My family trains horses for a living and I've been riding since I can remember. I was recently gifted with a three year old Quarter Horse and this has been the most frustrating experience of my entire life!<br />All I could think was 'He's doing what YOU taught him and you're punishing him for it! There's a way to fix it, you just haven't found it. Go LEARN something!' What I needed is someone to say "You can do this! And this is how..." I could go on forever about how much "The Secrets" has helped me overall... Just THANK YOU!</i>" - <b>Randi</b>
Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learn...
by Mark Rashid

Language

English

Pages

223

Publication Date

October 06, 2010

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Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions—straight from the horse’s mouth. By considering the horse’s point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problem like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don’t need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there’s no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don’t know what to do. More likely than not, the answers are here for you.
Horsemanship Through Life: A Trainer's Guide to Better Living and...
by Mark Rashid

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

June 01, 2012

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Here is a compelling meditation from renowned horseman Mark Rashid on all the ways that the principles we apply in our dealings with fellow humans can apply to our relationships with our horses, and vice versa. <I>Horsemanship Through Life</I> is about awareness, learning, teaching, honesty, integrity, and much more. It is about more than tips or technique; it is about principles to live by. It is about taking ownership of and responsibility for our lives and relationships with horses and humans. It doesn’t take long to read, but will be with you for life. Experience the profound lessons of this nourishing book.
Fox Ridge, The Secret: The Secret, Book 1
by Bonnie Marlewski-Probert

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

July 03, 2018

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Customer Reviews
As the saying goes, “We are only as sick as our secrets.” Professional horsewoman Katherine McMahon is running from her secrets and lands in North Carolina where she opens Fox Ridge Equestrian Center, specializing in high end Hunter/Jumpers. She has enjoyed great success in the six years she's been at Fox Ridge, but things are about to change. <br /><br />If people only knew who she really was, Katherine believes her world would come crashing down around her ears. A wickedly talented 30 something single woman running a successful horse operation, Katherine is beloved in the local community. Her plan is to keep it that way by taking her secret to the grave UNTIL she meets Dr. Brandon Stafford, the new veterinarian in town. For the first time in six years, she finds herself wanting a man: This very special man. While she is brilliant when it comes to working with horses, she sucks when it comes to personal relationships. In order to have a healthy relationship, she knows there must be honesty and trust but if she shares her secret with this amazing man, it could cost her everything. <br /><br />When a terrible accident occurs, Katherine has to decide, will she risk everything for love or spend the rest of her life alone? <br />Find out when you read Fox Ridge, The Secret, book 1 in the series of 5 books. If you love horses, contemporary romance and hot vets, you will love this series that gets hotter with each book!<br />

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