Ranch Roping – The Complete Guide to a Classic Cowboy Skill
by Buck Brannaman and A. J. Mangum
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 work—the 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 West’s traditions and contemporary life.
144 pages, soft-cover