Synopses & Reviews
Ranch roping is at the heart of all ranch work, and unlike the rodeo variation of calf roping, the vaquero” tradition calls for techniques that result in a skillful and graceful throw and catch. Here, Buck Brannaman, a world-renowned master of the art, partners up with writer A. J. Mangum to describe all you need to become a successful ranch roper, whether in competition or in actual cattle workthe essential tools, the mechanics, and the optimal partnership between horse and rider (incorporating the Natural Horsemanship approach for which Brannaman is famous).
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, Ranch Roping is for anyone captivated by both the Wests traditions and contemporary life.
One hundred full-color photographs of Buck in action enhance the step-by-step methodology that leads to mastering this essential Western skill.
About the Author
Buck Brannaman is a famed horse gentlerthe inspiration for the book and film The Horse Whispererwhose approach to horses and their owners has inspired and revolutionized the equestrian world. He is the coauthor of the successful The Faraway Horses and Believe (both Lyons Press). Buck lives in Sheridan, Wyoming. A. J. Mangum is editor of Western Horseman magazine. He raises and trains horses and is thoroughly familiar with ranch work and rodeo competition. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.