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

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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, 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

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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.
The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to Develop a Champion (Barre...
by Heather A. Smith

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

May 11, 2014

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Author Heather Smith has gone <i>above</i> and <i>beyond</i> to share 51 <i>game-changing</i> <b>barrel racing exercises</b> in Volume II of the <b>BarrelRacingTips.com</b> series. With each barrel racing drill, she's provided descriptions for <i>when</i> and <i>why</i> they are appropriate, as well as <i>how</i> to implement each exercise for <b>best results</b>.<br /><br /><i>The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to Develop a Champion</i> provides tools for creating<i> greater awareness</i> and <i>advancing skills </i>to empower barrel racers to dissolve obstacles standing in the way of <b>barrel racing success</b>, with chapters addressing rider development, advanced groundwork, quality movement, problem solving, the mental game (for both horse and rider), and <i>much more</i>. <br /><br />Guidelines are offered for <b>barrel horse training</b>, as well as barrel racing tips for building <i>strength </i>and <i>coordination</i> - necessary for expressing <b>athleticism </b>and <b>speed </b>on the barrel pattern. What sets this one-of-a-kind resource apart <i>even further</i> is that it provides <i>specific</i> techniques for developing <b>mental engagement </b>in barrel horses, resulting in greater understanding, responsiveness and communication.<br /><br />Within many of the barrel racing drills featured are actually <i>several</i> <b>barrel racing exercises </b>described with possibilities for variation and expansion for customizing to meet the <i>individual needs </i>of each horse and rider as they advance.<br /><br />Truly unique and valuable in that it addresses the <i>mental, physical</i> and <i>emotional </i>aspects of training the barrel horse (and barrel racer), <i>The First 51 Barrel Racing Exercises to Develop a Champion </i>will become your <b>#1 resource </b>for learning and <i>continuing </i>to do the simple things with <b>excellence</b>, which is the foundational element necessary for high-level success in <i>every</i> equestrian discipline. <br /><br /><b>REVIEWS</b><br /><br />"<i>Your book gives the real information that we are all looking for. It is easy to understand and it is those little tips for barrel racing that the professionals do not tell. I never realized what "get more with less" really meant until you explained it clearly. You are really helping horses with people problems more than you can imagine.</i>" - <b>Pat B.</b><br /><br />"<i>I've been having trouble with my mare at increased speed... When I got to the section talking about dropping your stirrups, I thought 'hmmm...maybe I should try that!' Your book has helped me and my mare so much! ...our turns are even more 'snappy.' Thank you for offering your time to all of us who dream of making that perfect run!!</i>" - <b>Lisa P.</b><br /><br />"<i>Finally, finally there is a top-notch guide for BOTH horse & rider! Any equestrian knows that we don't just "sit there," but the coordination to work with our 1,200 lb. teammate make us true athletes. This book is well laid out and easy to use. HIGHLY recommend to any barrel racer wanting to up their game and get the best from yourself and your horse.</i>" - <b>Marsha H.</b>
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.
Ranch Roping: The Complete Guide To A Classic Cowboy Skill
by , A. J. Mangum

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

January 13, 2009

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<DIV><FONT face="Times New Roman"><DIV><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 12.0pt">Ranch roping is at the heart of all ranch work, and unlike the rodeo variation of calf roping, the “vacquero” tradition calls for techniques that result in a skillful and graceful throw and catch. Buck Brannaman, a world-renowned master of the art, describes the essential tools, the partnership between horse and rider (incorporating the Natural Horsemanship approach for which the author is famous), and the mechanics needed to become a successful ranch roper, whether in competition or in actual cattle work.</P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 12.0pt"> </P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 12.0pt">One-hundred full-color photographs of Buck in action enhance the step-by-step methodology that leads to mastering this essential Western skill. Whether you ride or rope or just wish you could, here's a book for everyone who is captivated by Western traditions and contemporary life.</P></DIV></FONT></DIV>
A SCANDALOUS HUSBAND: Romantic Mystery (Redemption Series Book 2)
by Bev Pettersen

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

June 22, 2014

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<b> Dani lost the love of her life to an unjust prison sentence but is finally ready to move on. She has no idea her estranged husband is being released. Dex is determined to win her back...but will it be too little, too late?</b><br /><br /><i>Winner Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice<br />Winner Reader Views Best Romance<br />Winner Aspen Gold Readers Choice<br />HOLT Medallion Award Finalist<br />Book Buyers Best Finalist</i><br /><br />It's been two rough years since Dani Tattrie has seen her husband. She didn't plan on running their California ranch by herself, but she's scraped by. Now though, a string of bad luck has left her reeling and ready to sell. Training horses is still her dream job but she's never recovered from her husband's bewildering incarceration. And she doesn't have the money or energy to continue alone.<br /><br />Dex Tattrie has survived being locked up thanks to his biker gang relatives and a job working with horses at the prison farm. He didn't expect to get out alive or to ever see his wife again. Yet as his parole date inches closer, he dares to believe redemption might be possible.<br /><br />However, a conniving cop is lurking, ready to steal both Dani and the ranch at the slightest misstep. And Dex's murky ties to a dead prostitute make it difficult to prove he's still the man Dani married.<br /><b><br />REDEMPTION STANDALONE SERIES:</b><br /><br />Riding For Redemption (Book 1)<br />A Scandalous Husband (Book 2)<br />Backstretch Baby (Book 3)

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