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.
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.
About the Authors
Buck Brannaman, known to many as the inspiration behind the novel and the feature film The Horse Whisperer, travels extensively throughout the country and the world each year, teaching an approach to training and riding horses that he learned from renowned horsemen Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. This approach has inspired and revolutionized the equestrian world, and Brannaman’s story, shared in the hit 2011 documentary BUCK, has extended the reach of his wisdom far into the mainstream (brannaman.com).
A.J. Mangum is editor of the Morris Corporation's “Western Horseman” magazine. He raises and trains horses and is thoroughly familiar with ranch work and rodeo competition.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading The Complete Guide To A Classic Cowboy Skill ISBN 9781599214474 Author Buck Brannaman and A.J Mangum Binding Paperback Extent 144 pages, 277mm x 213mm Illustrations 100 photographs Ebook No
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