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THE IRISH COWBOY: A love lost. A family found. A life saved.
by D.W. Ulsterman

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

June 29, 2014

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<h3><strong>The Irish Cowboy is a USA Today-featured selection!</strong></h3><h4>Hap Wilkes was prepared to die alone until he met a family he didn't know聽he had and a love he had never forgotten.</h4><p>"A man from another time whose word is his bond, the character of Hap and the small community of Savage, Montana drew me in and never let go. <em>The Irish Cowboy</em> is a remarkable achievement by an author at the top of their game. Yes, there are some tears but a whole lot of joy as well and an ending that I continued to think about long after I finished the story. If you read just one book this year do yourself a big favor and make it this one." -Gina聽Wilson</p><p>"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</p><p>"I'm a voracious reader. Everything from Nora Roberts to Debbie Macomber to Nicholas Sparks, I've read them all and let me tell you, <em>The Irish Cowboy</em> by D.W. Ulsterman is right up there with their very best. I loved the multi-generational plot with the grandkids, the flashbacks and the love story between Hap and Shirley, the way the community came together to try to save the wild horses, and as for the main character of Hap Wilkes, he's a man from another time that our聽world today sure could use more of. LOVED-LOVED-LOVED this book!" -Dawn Mosely聽</p><p>"<em>The Irish Cowboy</em> is a remarkable achievement from one of the best new authors writing today. A story with real heart and hope and an ending that was just about perfect in every way. As others have said, have the box of tissues ready. You'll need it!" -Regents Reviews</p><h4><strong>FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED!</strong></h4><br />
Love Comes for the Cowboy: A Sweet and Clean Small Town Contempor...
by Savannah Adams

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<h2>A lonely cowboy trying to wrangle a new future. A disillusioned dancer searching for a fresh start. A blossoming love put on hold鈥?lt;/h2><br />Although Grant Hembree鈥檚 ranch in Magnolia Grove is finally turning a good profit, his family life is a wreck. Desperate to save his troubled daughter after his wife walks out on them, he decides to hire a nanny for the summer to see if a female influence will help bring the girl out of her depression.<br /><br />Carla Crespo is on a mission to set her life back on track after her uncle used her dancing talents for his own gain, then asked her to delve even deeper into his seedy business. Determined to live a better life, she leaves New Jersey to take business classes so she can open her own dance studio. But making ends meet is not easy in a new town, so she needs to find a summer job.<br /><br />Grant has a daughter to raise. Carla longs for a reputable shot at life. When sparks fly between them, will they be able to overcome any obstacle and become a real family?<br /><br />You鈥檒l adore <i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> if you believe gentlemen still exist.<br /><br /><i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> is a sweet romance and is the fourth book in the small-town series, <i>Love Stories from Magnolia Grove</i>. Each book in the series is a complete story with overlapping characters and can be read in any order. A swoon-worthy ending guaranteed!<br /><br />Savannah Adams is a small-town girl who loves chasing happily ever afters. She is a sweet romance author who was born and raised in the South. Look for other books in the <i>Love Stories from Magnolia Grove</i> series on Savannah鈥檚 Amazon Author Page.<br /><br />Pick up your copy of <i>Love Comes for the Cowboy</i> today!
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聽triumphant聽true聽story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who聽shocked America at the 1908 world rodeo championships</strong></p><p><strong>"An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph.鈥?鈥擲imon Winchester</strong></p><p><strong>"Groundbreaking. 鈥?Not only a must-read, but an essential addition. 鈥?One of the best single volumes on the rise and diversity of the North American cattle industry and the cowboy culture." 鈥?lt;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鈥檚 greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka鈥檃u鈥檃 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鈥攁nd American legends. </p><p>An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith鈥檚聽<em>Aloha Rodeo聽</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鈥?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, 鈥淗oly City of the Cow.鈥?At the turn of the twentieth century, larger-than-life personalities like 鈥淏uffalo Bill鈥?Cody and Theodore Roosevelt capitalized on a national obsession with the Wild West and helped transform Cheyenne鈥檚 annual Frontier Days celebration into an unparalleled rodeo spectacle, the 鈥淒addy of 鈥榚m All.鈥?lt;/p><p>The hopes of all Hawaii rode on the three riders鈥?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鈥檛 just astound the locals; they also overturned simplistic thinking about cattle country, the binary narrative of 鈥渃owboys versus Indians,鈥?and the very concept of the Wild West. Blending sport and history, while exploring questions of identity, imperialism, and race,聽<em>Aloha Rodeo聽</em>spotlights an overlooked and riveting chapter in the saga of the American West.</p><p></p>
Her Wounded Cowboy: A Clean & Wholesome Cowboy Romance (Unforgett...
by Danae Little

Language

English

Pages

181

Publication Date

August 15, 2019

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<strong></strong><p><strong>A bull rider with amnesia, his motherless daughter, and the beautiful physical therapist who has the potential to heal them both...Wyoming鈥檚 Unforgettable Cowboys remember how to love.</strong></p><p>Savannah returns to Wyoming with a physical therapy degree and dreams. Returning to her family鈥檚 failing ranch crashes a harsh reality upon her. With the responsibility that her parents can no longer shoulder, she has to take the first position offered to her鈥elping the boy who broke her heart in high school.</p><p>Ryder lost more than his memory during a bull riding accident. Losing his ability to walk and the headaches that come with his head injury are nothing compared to his broken heart. His emotional instability distances him from his family, including, Maci, his daughter he can鈥檛 remember.</p><p>Maci dreams of having a stable family, a mom who won鈥檛 run out on her, and her dad home. Will she be able to bring Savannah and her dad together in order to make her dream come true?</p><p><strong>Book Three of Unforgettable Cowboys, a clean and wholesome romance series with a touch of suspense.</strong></p><strong></strong>e.<br />
The Last Cowboys: An Pioneer Family in the New West
by John Branch

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><strong>"A can't-put-it-down modern Western." 鈥擪irk Siegler, NPR<br /><br /><br /><br />Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing</strong></p><br /><p><em>The Last Cowboys</em> is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch鈥檚 epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders鈥攎any call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, <em>The Last Cowboys</em> is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.</p>
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 鈥渁lpha leadership鈥?and teaches the reader to become a 鈥減assive leader鈥濃€攁 counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid鈥檚 principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid鈥檚 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鈥檚 methods and philosophy.
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.聽</b><div><b>"Keeps you captivated from the first page to the last!" <i>Reader Views聽</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 /><i>Northern Heart Finalist, Romantic Suspense 2019</i></b></div><div><b><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>
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
by Mark Rashid

Language

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>
Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learn...
by Mark Rashid

Language

English

Pages

223

Publication Date

October 06, 2010

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Customer Reviews
Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don鈥檛 exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions鈥攕traight from the horse鈥檚 mouth. By considering the horse鈥檚 point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problem like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don鈥檛 need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there鈥檚 no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don鈥檛 know what to do. More likely than not, the answers are here for you.

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