Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide All about Rodeo

ISBN-10: 0826338224
ISBN-13: 9780826338228
Authors: Melody Groves
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"Heart pounding, blood pumping, the cowboy nods, chute gate opens, and his world begins. Eight seconds of adrenaline rush. Eight seconds of gripping, pulling, and holding on. The animal under him bucks and twists attempting to dislodge the cowboy's seat but the rider sticks like glue. The buzzer sounds, the cowboy dismounts, tips his hat to a cheering crowd, and nods at his proud fellow riders. Just another day at the office."--from Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide Melody Groves, a native New Mexican and former bull rider, examines the sport of rodeo, from a brief history of the ranch-based competition to the rodeos of today and what each event demands. One of the first topics she addresses is the…    

Author bio:

Melody Groves writes magazine articles about the West as well as western novels, including The Quest and Sonoran Rage, under the pseudonym Mesa Dean. A member of the New Mexico Gunfighting Association, she resides in Albuquerque.


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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Number of pages: 183 Dimensions: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.298 lbs. Language: English