By John R. Erickson

For greater than 100 years, American cowboys made their dwelling in the course of the expert use of horse and twine. complete libraries were dedicated to the pony, yet not anyone, before, has written a radical learn of the origins and evolution of ranch roping - which differs from enviornment roping as practiced by means of rodeo cowboys. Author/cowboy John Erickson stories ranch roping; and the unending debate among these cowboys who rope "hard and speedy" and those that "dally." blending scholarship with this working-cowboy's wisdom of the topic, Erickson tells tales of cowboys who couldn't withstand becoming their loops on "things that ort to not be roped, " equivalent to elk, deer, badgers, bears, and bobcats. He tells of jackrabbit roping contests, and of cowboys who roped mice, ducks, hogs, other halves, or a runaway milk wagon. a person who has ever "built a loop" or maybe considered it's going to locate this booklet demanding to place down.

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