Best Rodeos Books
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1. Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West
Author: by David Wolman
May 28, 2019
The triumphant true story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who crossed the Pacific to shock America at the 1908 world rodeo championshipsOregon Book Award winner * An NPR Best Book of the Year * Pacific Northwest Book Award finalist * A Reading the West Book Awards finalist”Groundbreaking.A must-read….
An essential addition.” True WestIn August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka’au’a 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 championsand American legends. An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Aloha Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American West.
2. Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership
Author: by Mark Rashid
Here renowned trainer Mark Rashid introduces us to his revolutionary method for training horses. His sensitive, thoughtful approach emphasizes the importance of balance, and has led some to refer to him as a real-life horse whisperer. It has always been my contention that working with horses is, or at least should be, a delicate balancing act between finding how much or how little direction it will take to help the horse we are working with understand whatever it is we are trying to teach.
Too little direction and our efforts might become ineffective. Too much direction and we may develop resistance and animosity between our horse and us. With this sensitive, thoughtful approach, Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of alpha leadership and teaches the reader to become a passive leadera human counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow.
Applying Rashid’s principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid’s 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.
3. Beautiful Horses – Coloring Book for Adults
Author: by Happy Coloring
This book contains a collection of 24 illustrations showing horses in a variety of scenes in the wild and in countryside settings. The designs of various difficulty levels that will captivate and excite both adult and young colorists. BONUS : The book includes also a section with all the images duplicate in a smaller version to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images.
The images are printed on the fronts of pages only, so you don’t need to worry about bleed-through if you choose to use markers.
4. The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West
Author: by John Branch
“A can’t-put-it-down modern Western.” Kirk Siegler, NPR Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports WritingThe Last Cowboys is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch’s 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 ridersmany 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, The Last Cowboys is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.
5. A Step By Step Guide To Starting And Running A Successful Horse Boarding Business: The Comprehensive Book Of Horse Boarding & Effective Barn Management
Author: by Sheri Grunska
This book is being recognized and used in College Equine Programs across the country! A fantastic resource for starting and running a horse business. This book will open your eyes to the world of horse boarding and all that it encompasses.
The FIRST complete book of starting and running a horse boarding business and includes the financials for your entire operation. Two of the most often asked questions I get from people who want to start a boarding business are, “Where do I start?” and “Can I make money at boarding horses?” This book is a step by step guide on what you need to do to get your barn or stable up and going and how to maintain a strong and healthy boarding business.
Whether you want to run a large facility or a small stable this book will cover everything you need to know to help you start off with a strong foundation for your business. This book includes Designing your barn and stable for efficiency (with all four seasons in mind) when it comes to the daily chores, turnout and weather and how that affects your revenue monthly and seasonallyWalking through size and cost verses revenue that you will generate and how to determine your board rates.
6. Faith for the Road: Stories of Faith from Ranching and Rodeo
Author: by Ginger Greene
Faith for the Road reveals a God that empowers you each day to live in victory. Gather faith for your own journey as you read stories that illustrate a God who is in the everyday, who walks closely with His children, and cares about every tiny detail of the life He has given you.
7. THE IRISH COWBOY: A love lost. A family found. A life saved.
Author: by D.W. Ulsterman
As featured in USA Today, The Irish Cowboy is the story all of America is now talking about:”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_Hap Wilkes made a choice to sacrifice his own happiness in order to honor a vow.
Since then he has lived a loveless life caring for the few animals that remain on his isolated Montana ranch while waiting each year for the return of the wild horses that make his land their summer home. Haunted by memories of what could have been while fighting the constant onslaught of old age and regret, Hap suddenly receives two unexpected visits.
One of them intends to take his land by force. The other hopes to give him another chance to know real love. What happens next is a journey of loss, heartache, hope and redemption, as masterfully told by bestelling author, D.W.Ulsterman.
8. Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness
Author: by Kathy Pike
I’m thrilled to recommend this book as one of the finest narratives on what horses have to teach people about life, love, power, and connection. Linda Kohanov, author, The Tao of Equus, from her Foreword Hope … From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans.
Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and releasing negative thoughts. Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species.
Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears.
9. Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
Author: by Mark Rashid
Many horse trainers, even those who claim to follow the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses that 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.”Whole Heart, Whole Horse 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. Full of examples that extend beyond the training pen, Whole Heart, Whole Horse offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, and sensitive horseman or horsewomanand human being.
10. Falling for the Bronc Rider: A Christian Rodeo Romance (Faithful Cowboys Book 1)
Author: by Danae Little
September 2, 2020
A bronc riding confirmed bachelor, a chaste barrel racer full of hope, and the rodeos that push them togetherBeth is fine being friends with Jake, but she won’t cross that line, even when circumstances push them to share the same living space.
Jake proudly wears the badge of confirmed bachelor. It suits his bronc riding career just fine. When Beth needs help, he offers her to ride along with him. Who knew the one girl he couldn’t have, would be the one to finally reach his heart.
Falling for the Bronc Rider is Book One of Faithful Cowboys, a series that inspires hope, faith, and, of course, belief that love conquers all. Each book can be read as a stand-alone though characters are tied-in throughout the series.
11. Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse: 6 Fundamentals of Training Horses―and Yourself
Author: by Mark Rashid
Learn the underlying principles of speaking both horse and human from an internationally acclaimed horseman. Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse describes celebrated horse trainer Mark Rashid’s experiences with one specialand especially challenginghorse named Buck. Mark finds that Buck’s unique personality teaches him a wealth of information about how to build a strong relationship with what may initially seem like a difficult horse.
During his time with Buck, Mark not only trains Buck but also observes how Buck trains other horses in order to maintain a stable and respectful group. Mark comes to understand that there are six underlying principles to both Buck and Mark’s most successful horse training techniques: non-confrontation, planning ahead, patience, persistence, consistency, and fix it and move on.
The second half of the book is devoted to demonstrating how horse owners can apply the six principles to their own experiences in horse training. Mark Rashid is unique among writers of horse training books for his skill at teaching trainers to lead by example rather than by force, using clear and consistent methods.
12. Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned, Second Edition
Author: by Mark Rashid
Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutionsstraight from the horse’s mouth.
And in the second edition of this classic of natural horsemanship literature, Rashid includes a new introduction and adds new insight on his detailed tips on the timeless yet ever-changing pursuit of good horsemanship. By considering the horse’s point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more.
After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don’t need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there’s no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don’t know what to do.
More likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner.
13. Fearless with the Bareback Rider: A Christian Rodeo Romance (Faithful Cowboys Book 2)
Author: by Danae Little
December 9, 2020
A fearless bareback rider falls for a rodeo medic afraid of love. Can he show her that faith conquers fear before circumstances close her off forever? Cameron has always wanted what his parents have, a love that bonds stronger than the rope that holds him to the bronc he rides.
He fulfills his dreams of becoming an all-star bareback rider, but finds the wins unfulfilling until he lays eyes on the beautiful but unapproachable rodeo medic, Vic. Vic has fears that keep her closed off from everything and everyone. Years in the armed forces leave her scarred in more ways than one.
She had found balance in her rodeo life, until Cameron and his unwavering persistence threatens to break the walls that are holding her upright. When Cameron suffers an injury that requires consistent care, Vic gets placed on the job. Cameron pushes her boundaries, breaking barriers that release an uncontainable rush of fear that makes Vic want to flee.
Cameron’s faith in the unseen gives her a glimpse of hope of a life without fear and full of love. Which will win, faith or fear? Fearless with the Bareback Rider is Book Two of Faithful Cowboys, a series that inspires hope, faith, and, of course, belief that love conquers all.
14. What it really takes to start and run a horse business: and how to do it right the first time
Author: by Sheri Grunska
A very real & honest look at the mistakes and triumphs that are part of starting a horse business. Building a large barn and starting a horse boarding business was my dream but it turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined, in fact It was a nightmare often in the early years!
What was even harder for me was learning to become the business owner I needed to be to run a successful boarding stable. This book is about what it takes to work in the horse industry and what barn management is really all about.This is our story.
The true story of Vinland Stables in Neenah Wisconsin. My name is Sheri Grunska and I wrote this book to show you how we built our barn from nothing and what it took to get our business off the ground.
It is really about what it takes to become the business person you need to be to run a boarding facility efficiently and with confidence. This is the most honest total barn management book you will ever read and it is really two books in one.
This book is about my family’s journey of building our barn and all that it took to get the loan and get the barn up and open for business. The reason I wrote the first part of the book is to help others that want to build a barn and show them all that goes with the building process both good and bad.
15. Caring for Horses with a Servant's Heart: A Daily Devotional for the horse professional & the horse lover in all of us
Author: by Sheri Grunska
Horses and faith – they go perfectly together! You will quickly realize how hard it is to stop reading after just one page! A truly wonderful 365 day journey of the heart that will take you through all four seasons throughout an entire year!
The most beautiful gift for the horse lover. This daily devotional is 365 days of beautifully unique and full of real life short stories about horses and life on a horse farm and large boarding stable and how the Lord is in all of it.
Bold with honest transparency of stories that will stir the heart and make you smile and laugh out loud often but most importantly will always offer hope, love and encouragement. You will journey through all four seasons and with each new day is a wonderful story about horses and a reflective look into our own lives.
It will delight you in every way and will make you smile, laugh and even tear up at times but most of all it will inspire, encourage and give you hope. You will never look at barn chores or horses in the same light again.