4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2012
Whoever these authors are, they know very little about the real west, especially ranching and cowboys and trail drives. I ordered it hoping it would be a reference, but since they know so little about cowboys and trail drives and horses, how can the other parts of the book be accurate??? The section on horse breaking was laughable, cowboys usually did not ride broncs to prove anything, they were too busy. They rode bucking horses to train them. Also, most loved the life, it wasn't that they were bored. They were too busy, and today they are still too busy, to get bored. Their horse breeds, ie, appaloosa, (a grey and black spotted horse and an Arabian, (a white or black desert horse,) are insults to every horse owner.
What bothers me is that this book actually got PUBLISHED. Where were their editors????
This book is an insult to all who live and work and write about the west as it really was and is.
this rates a -5 stars.
Cynthia J. Vannoy-Rhoades writer.