For over three decades, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle has published a section called the "blotter" in the newsroom, a section filled with police reports from their community. Some pretty funny and sometimes unbelievable things happen in Bozeman, Montana. In 2011, the Chronicle celebrated its 100th year of publishing. To help celebrate,the paper and its staff compiled this "very best" list of the blotter."A woman of rural Manhattan reported that two pairs of blue jeans and several pairs of underwear were stolen off her clothesline. In addition, someone entered her house and ate part of a meatloaf stored in her refrigerator." - Oct. 9, 1980"A patrol car collided with an animal this morning on Amsterdam Road. The suspect was listed as "Doe, a deer, a female deer." - Nov. 18, 1994"A mother on South 23rd Avenue wanter her daughter cited for returning home late." - Oct. 19, 2005
More than Color: Paint Horse Legends, Volume 2 provides profiles and backgrounds of 20 of the horses that helped make the breed as iconic as it is today. It contains profiles on stallions, mares, and geldings that had a long-term impact on the breed, and the stories are told through interviews of the people who worked with these horses day in and day out, giving More than Color a uniquely personal voice.
Baxter Black’s column has long been one of readers’ favorite parts of Western Horseman magazine. Black is a veterinarian who just happens to also be a gifted writer and humorist. The Back Page collects some of his finest work and the illustrations that originally accompanied it in a single volume. Black’s observations and cowboy philosophy are sure to bring a smile to your face time and time again.
Horse ownership can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. Fran Devereaux Smith, a Western Horseman managing editor, realizes this, and in First Horse she passes on tons of advice to help first time horse owners with all aspects of the process, from choosing and purchasing the right horse to finding a spot to keep it to selecting the right gear to feeding and basic health care. Help make sure that your first horse isn’t your last with First Horse!
Rodeo Legends traces the lives and exploits of some of rodeo’s biggest stars from the past, both men and women. From bull riding to barrel racing to calf roping to saddle bronc riding, many rodeo disciplines are covered. You’ll gain new insights into the lives of these legends, and with the beautiful photographs that are included, Rodeo Legends makes a good read for rodeo fans of all ages.
Full of mouth-watering, nutritious Dutch oven recipes, this cook book is the perfect gift for the beginner and experienced outdoor cook alike. Learn how to judge coals, store and stack your Dutch ovens, and much more.
This children’s book makes a great bedtime read, especially if your child is wearing Lazy One PJs! The story features the adorable cartoon characters that are also found on Lazy One’s clothing. It’s 32 pages and features text and illustrations.
Grooming is a short booklet by Joe and Cindy Weaver that simply demonstrates how to make your horse look better through grooming. Whether you’re getting ready for a show or just seeking some advice on day-to-day clipping, bathing, and tail and main care, Grooming will likely have something for you. It’s packed with photos to make the techniques clear for horse owners with any level of experience.
The American Notecard set was designed by the artist and adventurer Jeremy Collins, and celebrates the art of adventure. This charming set comes in a great folio gift box, and contains 12 assorted cards. Give these as a gift or keep a set for yourself, either way you will love the uniqueness of these cards.
Curt Pate’s Ranch Horsemanship demonstrates working cowboy methods to make a horse a safer, more enjoyable mount. It’s just as suitable for recreational riders as it is for actual ranch riding, and riders of all skill and experience levels are likely to find some useful information here. Pate uses step by step instructions and diagrams to teach all readers the preventative basics that can be applied to all sorts of riding situations.
This children’s book features an original story and illustrations that feature characters from Lazy One clothing. It makes a great bedtime read, especially if your little one is wearing the matching PJs. It is 32 pages long and features all original, full-color illustrations.
Even the most experienced horse owner can occasionally come across a horse that has a seemingly new problem. Regardless of your experience level, Marty Merten’s Problem Solving Volume 2 should be able to shed some light on it. Merten covers specific issues in each chapter, but is quick to point out that what most people recognize as a problem is often a symptom of a deeper problem. He stresses prevention and good horsemanship, so even if a specific chapter is covering a problem you haven’t encountered, it will likely still contain information that’s useful to you.
In World Class Reining, Shaw Flarida and Craig Schmersal—two of the most successful and respected trainers in the discipline—bring you a complete training program that helped them get to the top. They cover every aspect of reining, from selecting a horse and equipment to the training process that’s broken down into individual maneuvers to show day psychology and preparation. World Class Reining is filled with illustrations and photographs of such high quality that it even makes an enjoyable coffee table book!
This book makes a great bedtime read for your youngster, especially if he or she is wearing Lazy One PJs. The book has an original story and full-color illustrations, and they feature the same characters found on some Lazy One clothing. It’s 32 pages long.
In Cow-Horse Confidence, expert trainer Martin Black provides an inside look at some of his techniques to develop exceptional working horses. He also explores ways in which you can better understand your cattle in order to become a better stock handler. Other topics range from using A-pens to train your horse to low-stress trailer loading to ranch roping. We’re confident that if you spend some time with Cow-Horse Confidence you’ll be able to better understand your horses and improve your overall stock-handling skills.
Charmayne James is one of the most successful barrel racers of all time, and in Charmayne James on Barrel Racing she brings her wisdom and experience to the masses. She demonstrates her techniques and overarching philosophies as well as specific examples and experiences from her storied career. It also includes more than 150 photographs and illustrations to make the techniques more clear. Charmayne James on Barrel Racing is catered towards more experienced barrel racers, but riders of all experience levels will still learn something from it.
In Ranch-Horse Versatility, multiple world champion versatility rider Mike Major explores some of the things you can do to set you up for success in ranch-horse versatility competitions. While it was written for an audience of competitive riders, the tips and tricks in Ranch-Horse Versatility should be able to help riders of all skill levels improve their skills and the responsiveness of their mounts.
Craig Cameron’s Ride Smarter is meant for readers who already ride horses but who want to take their technique to the next level for a better riding experience. Whether your goal is to ride in the arena, on trails, or just around your own land, Ride Smarter will provide a number of tips and tricks that will help you have a better experience and develop a closer, more understanding relationship with your horse.