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Cow-horse confidence : a time-honored approach to stockmanship

Author: Martin BlackCynthia McFarlandFran Devereux SmithCathy MartindaleDarrell DoddsAll authors
Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : Western Horseman magazine, ©2010.
Series: Western Horseman book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Martin Black could be called "the pro's pro," the horseman other trainers seek to help resolve a problem or get a young horse off to a good start. Cow-Horse Confidence gives an inside look at Black's time-honored techniques for working horses and cattle. Black covers such topics as developing feel, learning to read cattle, using the "A" pen to train your horse, low stress trailer loading and ranch roping for work  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Black; Cynthia McFarland; Fran Devereux Smith; Cathy Martindale; Darrell Dodds; Kim Stone
ISBN: 9780762770120 0762770120
OCLC Number: 696445265
Notes: "Based on the original Western Horseman magazine series written and developed by Jennifer Denison."
Description: 189 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: life-shaping events --
Tradition and theory --
Methods of training and developing feel --
The power of position --
Stock-handling maneuvers --
Cattle 101: learning to read and control cows --
Theory and reality: cow horses and controlling cattle --
Offense and defense --
"A" pen: construction and theory --
Using the "A" pen to train horses --
Working cattle in the rodear --
Low-stress sorting and branding techniques --
Low-stress trailer-loading techniques --
Ranch doctoring --
Ranch roping for work and fun --
Get practical: different lops and when to use them.
Series Title: Western Horseman book.
Responsibility: by Martin Black with Cynthia McFarland ; edited by Fran Devereux Smith and Cathy Martindale ; photography by Darrell Dodds ; family photographs courtesy Martin Black ; Alvord ranch branding photography by Kim Stone.

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Martin Black could be called "the pro's pro," the horseman other trainers seek to help resolve a problem or get a young horse off to a good start. Cow-Horse Confidence gives an inside look at Black's time-honored techniques for working horses and cattle. Black covers such topics as developing feel, learning to read cattle, using the "A" pen to train your horse, low stress trailer loading and ranch roping for work and fun. Illustrated with diagrams and more than 200 color photographs, many from the Alvord Ranch in Oregon, this book will improve your ability to understand and communicate with your horses and improve your stock-handling skills. - Publisher.

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