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Smith, Fran Devereux

Works: 19 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 1,476 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
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Publications about Fran Devereux Smith
Publications by Fran Devereux Smith
Most widely held works by Fran Devereux Smith
First horse : the complete guide for the first-time horse owner by Fran Devereux Smith( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Provides advice on the selection and care of horses, as well as the equipment and training needed for riding horses
Problem-solving : preventing and solving common horse problems by Marty Marten( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
In an effect to develop a "willing partnership between horse and human," this book contains chapters on groundwork, riding foundation, trailer loading, hard to catch, barn-sour horses, spooking, crossing water and bridges, herd-bound, and pulls back when tied
Team roping with Jake and Clay by Fran Devereux Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
World champion team ropers Clay O'Brien Cooper and Jake Barnes give step-by-step instructions on several types of roping as well as heading and heeling practice, and also advise readers on horsemanship, gear and equipment, and handling ropes
Ranch horsemanship : traditional cowboy methods for the recreational rider by Curt Pate( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Not every rider yearns to start a colt or participate in a world championship show. Yet most riders want to improve their horsemanship and their horses' performances by helping them become well-broke, seasoned, and versatile mounts, just as many ranch horses are. Ranch Horsemanship tells how almost any rider at almost any level of expertise can adapt ranch-horse-training techniques to help his mount become a safer, more enjoyable ride. Curt's step-by-step methods offer a hands-on and in-your-own-time approach well-suited for most recreational riders. His ideas help prepare you and your horse for whatever you might encounter in the round pen, arena, pasture and beyond. Curt's staring point is an overview of "Ranch Horses and Their Work," which provides a point of reference for the techniques that follow. The "Cowboy Horsemanship" section addresses six important transitions. The ability to make upward and downward transitions, move the hindquarters left and right, and move the forehand left and right are the building blocks necessary to perform any advanced maneuver, such as a side-pass or a lead change. These six transitions also are the basics for maneuvering up- and downhill, approaching natural obstacles and dealing with manmade obstacles, such a gates or bridges, as addressed in the "Practical Applications section." In the fourth section, "Rope- and Cattle-Handling Basics," Curt helps you transfer your working-a-horse-afoot knowledge to cattle work. Even though you might never rope more than a bucket, Curt also walks you through rope-handling basics because that, too, is useful in developing a quiet, well-rounded mount. The book's final section, "Ranch Kids and Competitive Cowboys," relates how using these techniques can help children become safer, more confident riders and how cowboys use the same methods in ranch competitions. Do-it-yourself tips throughout Ranch Horsemanship give practical advice on adapting ranch-training techniques to your acreage, whatever its size. - Back cover
Ride the journey : a step-by-step guide to authentic horsemanship by Chris Cox( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Ranch-horse versatility : a winner's guide to successful rides by Mike Major( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Maybe you compete in versatility ranch-horse events or plan to meet that challenge and want to take advantage of every opportunity to polish your performance. Perhaps cattle work can put a fresh perspective on your riding program, or you simply want a handy, responsive horse, no matter what your day's ride might bring. Whatever your interest in Ranch-Horse Versatility, Colorado horseman Mike Major is uniquely qualified to provide the information to take your horse program to the next level. A rancher by profession and a competitor by choice, Major has developed the horsemanship expertise to be successful in both venues, in large part because he draws no real distinction between his show horses and ranch horses. A Major Cattle Company horse might well work on the ranch today and compete in the arena tomorrow, a dual-purpose approach that has proven successful. Major and his stallion, Smart Whiskey Doc, have claimed multiple national titles -- American Quarter Horse Association 2006 Bayer Select Working Cow Horse World Champion, World's Greatest Versatility Horse at the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association 2008 and 2009 National Finals, and AQHA 2009 and 2010 Versatility Ranch Horse Open World Champion. Plus, in 2010 Major rode Black Hope Stik, a daughter of Smart Whiskey Doc, to become the inaugural Battle in the Saddle Ranch Remuda Champion and the first Project Cowboy Champion. American stock-horse associations were founded on the backs of such talented horses, and versatility competition has brought a renewed appreciation for these all-around athletes. In his book, Major shares how he develops such responsive, maneuverable horses. His understanding, how-to tips and thoughtful insights in Ranch-Horse Versatility can help you sharpen your skills to ride effectively, compete successfully and show your horse to advantage. - Back cover
The language of horsemanship : how to speak "horse" by Dick Pieper( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Will help a rider use the knowledge of equine characteristics to initiate communication and create successful interaction in a way the horse can understand
The back page : the best of Baxter Black from Western Horseman by Baxter Black( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
For many years, Western Horseman readers have begun their journeys through each issue by, strangely enough, starting at the back. That's because the back page has been occupied by the humorous ramblings of America's best-selling comedic veterinarian, Baxter Black. This book is a collection of these observations, accompanied by the original illustrations that appeared in the magazine. This look back at 15 years of the best of Baxter is sure to bring smiles to the faces of cowboy philosophers everywhere
Cow-horse confidence : a time-honored approach to stockmanship by Martin Black( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
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
Rodeo legends. more extraordinary rodeo athletes by Kyle Partain( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
For every rodeo fan, here are the stories of the cowboys and cowgirls who reached the status of rodeo legend
Ride smarter : on to the next level of horsemanship by Craig Cameron( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"In Ride Smarter, readers learn to further develop their horsemanship skills and continue on the road to becoming true horsemen and -women. Cameron continues to build on some of the topics covered in his first volume, and adds valuable information that riders of all levels of expertise can use in improving their riding experiences."--Page 4 of cover
The history of Western horseman : 75 years of the world's leading horse magazine by Randy Witte( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the formation and history of Western horseman, a magazine created in 1936 to support the stock-horse industry and the western lifestyle
Basic gear : window-shopping for horse gear by Fran Devereux Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A bit of information : Texan Greg Darnall discusses bits and bitting by Fran Devereux Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
From rider to horseman : expert tips for a lifetime journey by Richard Winters( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"What's the difference between a horseback rider and a horseman? Simply put, the little things, according to top hand Richard Winters, an accomplished trainer, clinician, showman and judge. . . . Winters' book focuses on those small things that become integral to your horsemanship journey. Chapters address such skills as bitting, rein and leg management, collection, impulsion, body control, specific maneuvers, and more. Winters relates how and why your awareness of apparently inconsequential details can yield effective results." -- page [4] of cover
A western attitude : iconic images from Western Horseman by Fran Devereux Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Well-shod : a horseshoeing guide for owners & farriers by Don Baskins( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An illustrated guide to horseshoeing that discusses horse handling, tools, basic trimming and shoeing, the forge, corrective shoeing, shoeing standards, and the farrier-client relationship
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