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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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<h2><strong>Fans of NICHOLAS SPARKS and NORA ROBERTS are loving THE IRISH COWBOY!</strong></h2><h3><strong>A LOVE LOST. A FAMILY FOUND. A LIFE SAVED.</strong></h3><p><strong>Hap Wilkes expected to die alone but his life had other plans...</strong><br /></p><p>He gave his word, refused to break a vow, and lost his one chance at true love. Now, they've come for his land. Hap Wilkes is a man facing a painful past and an increasingly uncertain future who fights with everything left in a broken and failing body to keep the one thing still left to him—his pride.</p><p><em>The Irish Cowboy</em> is a story of loss, secrets, redemption, and the always-present human yearning for love and forgiveness.</p><p>"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 /></p><p>"I'm a voracious reader. Everything from Nora Roberts to Debbie Macomber to Nicholas Sparks, I've read them all and let me tell you, The Irish Cowboy by D.W. Ulsterman is right up there with their very best. I loved the multi-generational plot with the grandkids, the flashbacks and the love story between Hap and Shirley, the way the community came together to try to save the wild horses, and as for the main character of Hap Wilkes, he's a man from another time that our world today sure could use more of. LOVED-LOVED-LOVED this book!" -Dawn Mosely </p><p>"<em>The Irish Cowboy</em> is a remarkable achievement from one of the best new authors writing today. A story with real heart and hope and an ending that was just about perfect in every way. As others have said, have the box of tissues ready. You'll need it!" -Regents Reviews</p><h3><strong>The Irish Cowboy is a USA Today-featured 'Happily Ever After' selection.</strong></h3><br />
Her Wounded Cowboy: A Clean & Wholesome Cowboy Romance (Unforgett...
by Danae Little

Language

English

Pages

181

Publication Date

August 15, 2019

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<strong></strong><p><strong>A bull rider with amnesia, his motherless daughter, and the beautiful physical therapist who has the potential to heal them both...Wyoming’s Unforgettable Cowboys remember how to love.</strong></p><p>Savannah returns to Wyoming with a physical therapy degree and dreams. Returning to her family’s failing ranch crashes a harsh reality upon her. With the responsibility that her parents can no longer shoulder, she has to take the first position offered to her…helping the boy who broke her heart in high school.</p><p>Ryder lost more than his memory during a bull riding accident. Losing his ability to walk and the headaches that come with his head injury are nothing compared to his broken heart. His emotional instability distances him from his family, including, Maci, his daughter he can’t remember.</p><p>Maci dreams of having a stable family, a mom who won’t run out on her, and her dad home. Will she be able to bring Savannah and her dad together in order to make her dream come true?</p><p><strong>Book Three of Unforgettable Cowboys, a clean and wholesome romance series with a touch of suspense.</strong></p><strong></strong>e.<br />
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>"A can't-put-it-down modern Western." —Kirk Siegler, NPR<br /><br /><br /><br />Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing</strong></p><br /><p><em>The Last Cowboys</em> is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch’s epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders—many call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, <em>The Last Cowboys</em> is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.</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, Romantic Suspense 2019</i><br /><i>Northern Heart Finalist, Romantic Suspense 2019</i></b></div><div><b><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>
Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, ...
by , Julian Smith

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<p><strong>The triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who shocked America at the 1908 world rodeo championships</strong></p><p><strong>"An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph.” —Simon Winchester</strong></p><p><strong>"Groundbreaking. … Not only a must-read, but an essential addition. … One of the best single volumes on the rise and diversity of the North American cattle industry and the cowboy culture." —<em>True West</em></strong></p><p>In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka’au’a had travelled 4,200 miles from Hawaii, of all places, to test themselves against the toughest riders in the West. Dismissed by whites, who considered themselves the only true cowboys, the native Hawaiians would astonish the country, returning home champions—and American legends. </p><p>An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith’s <em>Aloha Rodeo </em>unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys, or <em>paniolo</em>, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American West. </p><p>What few understood when the three paniolo rode into Cheyenne is that the Hawaiians were no underdogs. They were the product of a deeply engrained cattle culture that was twice as old as that of the Great Plains, for Hawaiians had been chasing cattle over the islands’ rugged volcanic slopes and through thick tropical forests since the late 1700s.</p><p>Tracing the life story of Purdy and his cousins, Wolman and Smith delve into the dual histories of ranching and cowboys in the islands, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Cheyenne, “Holy City of the Cow.” At the turn of the twentieth century, larger-than-life personalities like “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on a national obsession with the Wild West and helped transform Cheyenne’s annual Frontier Days celebration into an unparalleled rodeo spectacle, the “Daddy of ‘em All.”</p><p>The hopes of all Hawaii rode on the three riders’ shoulders during those dusty days in August 1908. The U.S. had forcibly annexed the islands just a decade earlier. The young Hawaiians brought the pride of a people struggling to preserve their cultural identity and anxious about their future under the rule of overlords an ocean away. In Cheyenne, they didn’t just astound the locals; they also overturned simplistic thinking about cattle country, the binary narrative of “cowboys versus Indians,” and the very concept of the Wild West. Blending sport and history, while exploring questions of identity, imperialism, and race, <em>Aloha Rodeo </em>spotlights an overlooked and riveting chapter in the saga of the American West.</p><p></p>
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.
Love Comes for the Cowboy: A Sweet and Clean Small Town Contempor...
by Savannah Adams

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English

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Publication Date

October 02, 2019

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<h2>A lonely cowboy trying to wrangle a new future. A disillusioned dancer searching for a fresh start. A blossoming love put on hold…</h2><br /><br />Although Grant Hembree’s ranch in Magnolia Grove is finally turning a good profit, his family life is a wreck. Desperate to save his troubled daughter after his wife walks out on them, he decides to hire a nanny for the summer to see if a female influence will help bring the girl out of her depression.<br /><br />Carla Crespo is on a mission to set her life back on track after her uncle used her dancing talents for his own gain, then asked her to delve even deeper into his seedy business. Determined to live a better life, she leaves New Jersey to take business classes so she can open her own dance studio. But making ends meet is not easy in a new town, so she needs to find a summer job.<br /><br />Grant has a daughter to raise. Carla longs for a reputable shot at life. When sparks fly between them, will they be able to overcome any obstacle and become a real family?<br /><br />You’ll adore <i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> if you believe gentlemen still exist.<br /><br /><i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> is a sweet romance and is the fourth book in the small-town series, <i>Love Stories from Magnolia Grove</i>. Each book in the series is a complete story with overlapping characters and can be read in any order. A swoon-worthy ending guaranteed!<br /><br />Savannah Adams is a small-town girl who loves chasing happily ever afters. She is a sweet romance author who was born and raised in the South. Look for other books in the <i>Love Stories from Magnolia Grove</i> series on Savannah’s Amazon Author Page.<br /><br />Pick up your copy of <i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> today!
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
by Mark Rashid

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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.
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.
The Next 50 Barrel Racing Exercises for Precision on the Pattern ...
by Heather A. Smith

Language

English

Pages

141

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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Have you developed a <b>strong foundation</b> in yourself and your horses, and seem to be doing <i>everything right</i> - but STILL aren't clocking in competition? Do you ever <i>feel stuck</i> in your barrel racing, wondering what you could <i>possibly</i> be missing?<br /><br />After sharing Volumes I and II in the <b>BarrelRacingTips.com</b> series, author Heather Smith's collection of <b>barrel racing drills</b> comes full circle in <i>The Next 50 Barrel Racing Exercises for Precision on the Pattern</i>. In this new barrel racing book, she's shared <b>advanced exercises</b> with the power to reveal the <i>true potential</i> in horse and rider alike, including:<br /> • Simple steps for more <i>quickness</i> and <i>agility</i> in a run<br /> • How to increase <b>engagement</b> and <b>maneuverability</b><br /> • Advanced groundwork for <i>stronger</i> equine biomechanics<br /> • Conditioning schedules to get your horse fit and <i>FAST</i><br /> • Fine-tuning techniques for <i>each</i> individual barrel<br /> • An entire chapter dedicated to <b>SPEED development</b><br /><br />Heather has shared the critical and <i>lesser known </i> tips for barrel racing to understand the "<i>how, when, where and why</i>" for applying <i>any</i> exercise; making this a <i>unique</i> and <i>valuable</i> <b>barrel racing book </b>- enabling you to know <i>exactly</i> what type of <b>barrel horse training</b> is necessary in <i>any</i> circumstance, and provide it with perfect timing.<br /><br />Whether your goal is to take <b>your barrel racing </b>to the next level or <i>the highest levels</i>, these <b>50 barrel racing drills </b>have the power to take what's good and <i>make it great</i> by refining your horse's responsiveness, form, and responsibility, as well as prepare you to be the <b>athletic, confident jockey</b> your barrel horse <i>deserves.</i><br /><br />If you're ready to enter the alley <b>with confidence </b> and <i>shave time off the clock</i> - because you've successfully developed a barrel horse that is fit, strong, educated, mentally connected and <b>prepared to WIN</b>, then "The Next 50 Barrel Racing Exercises" is for you.<br /><br /><b>REVIEWS</b><br /><br />"<i>This is just as good as The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises! I have flags for references throughout the book. I recommend it to anyone who is serious about training your horse to run barrels competitively.</i>" - <b>Vickie N.</b><br /><br />"<i>This book is so great. I love the way Heather works with horses, she is amazing. This book just demonstrates how to do drills and really all there is. I loooove it!</i>" - <b>Leslie J. </b><br /><br />"<i>This book is very beneficial for both the beginner, as well as the advanced rider. I enjoyed detailed explanation of the why, when, and how. Beautiful pictures. Horsemanship is a continuous journey. This book is filled with useful barrel racing tips to compliment anyone's program. Love the numerous exercises to troubleshoot or enhance. Thank you for this valuable resource!</i>" - <b>Cindy R.</b>

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