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A Horseman Remembers His First 90 Years by Jack Brainard
In this memoir that spans over nearly a century, Jack Brainard shares his experiences growing up on the plains of South Dakota to his time in the Army, and from ranching and training horses to becoming one of the founding members of associations such as Stock Horse of Texas, National Reining Horse Association, Iowa Quarter Horse Association, and Midwest Quarter Horse Association. He also talks about his time as a judge and clinician and his current endeavors in western dressage. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to read a memoir about the way the landscape of the equine industry in America has changed over time and the importance of the industry in today’s society. It is full of interesting reflections, educational facts, and provides plenty of humor for the reader. It’s definitely a great read!
Hackamore Reinsman by Ed Connell
This book by experienced horseman, Ed Connell, was the first book ever written in order to document the method of training the California reined horse. While most books will tell you how to make a hackamore, this book tells you how they are used. This book describes the methods necessary to make a hackamore horse, from starting colts to finishing a horse in the bridle, according to the standards of the old vaqueros. This is an authentic manual of instruction that will provide more information the methods, traditions, and styles of the California hackamore reinsman.
Cowboys Past, Present and Future by Jack Brainard
In this equally entertaining and educational book, Jack Brainard takes readers back in time to the Great Plains, where cattle, mustangs, trail drives, and sprawling ranches painted the backdrop for the development of the cowboys of the west as we know them today. Starting from the Westward expansion of the United States, Brainard describes the factors and elements that molded being a cowboy into a way of life. This book is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about the history of the cowboy, how the cowboy has adapted to changing times, and what the future may hold.
Western Horseman Legends Volume 9
Legends Volume 9 is a continuation of the popular series that showcases legendary American Quarter Horses. This volume profiles 17 stallions and 3 mares, many of whom rank among the most influential Quarter Horses that ever lived. From Smart Little Lena to Gunner and First Down Dash to Zips Chocolate Chip, the lineup is filled with horses that still influence all aspects of Quarter Horse competition. Written by some of the best authors in the equine publishing industry, Legends Volume 9 truly has something for every Quarter Horse enthusiast. – Western Horseman
Reinsman Of The West by Ed Connell
In this follow-up to his first book Hackamore Reinsman, Ed Connell further explains the method of training a California-style reined horse. This is the only book of its kind that explains bridling in such detail according to the traditions of the Old Californios. This book would make a great gift for anyone who is interested in learning about the art and skill behind finishing a horse in the bridle, the functionality and use of different Spanish bits, and the handling of a well-trained bridle horse.