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Ranch Horsemanship : How to Ride Like the Cowboys Do Revised - Curt Pate

Ranch Horsemanship

How to Ride Like the Cowboys Do Revised

By: Curt Pate

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780911647655
Number Of Pages: 219

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Not every rider yearns to start a colt or participate in a world show. Yet most 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.
In "Ranch Horsemanship with Curt Pate, the clinician, shows the reader how the working cowboy's methods develop a safer mount who's a pleasure to ride anywhere. His vitamin-C, rather penicillin, approach, Pate explains, is preventive horsemanship that helps riders prepare themselves and their horses step-by-step for whatever they might encounter in the round pen, arena, pasture and beyond. The starting point is an overview of the ranch horse's lifestyle, which provides a point of reference for the techniques that follow.
Part two addresses cowboy horsemanship and 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 advanced maneuvers, such as rollbacks and lead changes. These six transitions also are the basis for maneuvering uphill and down through natural obstacles and for dealing with manmade obstacles, such a gates, bridges, and bikers, as addressed in "Practical Applications."
Next Pate helps the reader transfer his or her knowledge of working a horse afoot to cattle work. Even though he or she might never rope more than a bucket, Pate also walks them through rope-handling basics because that, too, is useful in developing a quiet, well-rounded mount.
The book's final selection relates how using these techniques can help children become safer, more confident riders and how cowboysuse the same methods in ranch competitions. Do-it-yourself tips throughout the book give practical advice on adapting ranch-training techniques to the reader's acreage, whatever its size.

Introductionp. 4
Ranch Horses and Their Workp. 8
The Ranch-Horse Lifestylep. 10
Handling Ranch Horsesp. 26
The Pen's Purposep. 38
Riding Outsidep. 48
Cowboy Trappingsp. 56
Cowboy Horsemanshipp. 74
Position and Balancep. 76
Straightness and Softnessp. 84
Movementp. 94
Upward and Downward Transitionsp. 100
Hindquarter Transitionsp. 114
Forehand Transitionsp. 122
Advanced Maneuversp. 128
Practical Applicationsp. 138
Natural Obstaclesp. 140
Manmade Obstaclesp. 156
Rope- and Cattle-Handling Basicsp. 166
Rope-Handling 101p. 168
Cattle-Working 101p. 188
Ranch Kids and Competitive Cowboysp. 204
Just for Kidsp. 206
Cowboy Competitionp. 214
Profile: Fran Devereux Smithp. 219
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ISBN: 9780911647655
ISBN-10: 0911647651
Series: Western Horseman Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.79

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