Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith (2020)

Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith Margot Kahn Horses That Buck The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo three time world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Bill Smith said simply Horses that buck Smith redefined the image of America s iconic cowb
  • Title: Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith
  • Author: Margot Kahn
  • ISBN: 9780806139128
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith Margot Kahn When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three time world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Bill Smith said simply, Horses that buck Smith redefined the image of America s iconic cowboy Determined as a boy to escape a miner s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of theWhen asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three time world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Bill Smith said simply, Horses that buck Smith redefined the image of America s iconic cowboy Determined as a boy to escape a miner s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders.This biography puts readers in the saddle to experience the life of a champion rider in his quest for the gold buckle Drawing on interviews with Smith and his family and friends, Margot Kahn recreates the days in the late 1960s and early 1970s when rodeo first became a major sports enterprise She captures the realities of that world winning enough money to get to the next competition, and competing even when in pain She also tells how, in his career s second phase, Smith married cowgirl Carole O Rourke and went into business raising horses, gaining notoriety for his gentle hand with animals and winning acclaim for his and Carole s Circle 7 brand.Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life a life of magic for those good enough to win This book will delight rodeo and cowboy enthusiasts alike.
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  1. Philip

    A good writer can take a subject foreign to themselves and or their readership and bring it to life, infuse it with the energy of compelling interest Having grown up around rodeo in Kansas, but without an affiliation or affection for it, my reading of Margot s book was simply to read a friend s work.It takes not a good writer but a great writer to bring to life a story that inserts you into it when you have familiarity with the subject, and puts you out the other end rapt with an attention for s [...]

  2. Adrienne

    Biography of a top ranked world champion rodeo bronc rider of the 60s and 70s NOT a natural topic of interest for me, but written by the woman I used to babysit every week in high school but when she was a girl, so not as weird as that sounds so I thought I d give it a try It really is beautifully written, and while most of it is an account of Bill Smith s rodeo days, I especially liked reading about the post rodeo years his description of the challenge of retiring from the all consuming rodeo l [...]

  3. Lisa

    This is not the type of book I would ordinarily think to pick up, but after attending the book release party and hearing the author who just happens to be one of my favorite students but I m not biased read from it, I looked forward to cracking open my very own autographed copy.

  4. Randishapiro

    Non fiction biography Although this author attended our bookclub and provided flowing descriptions of Bill and his life, the written work didn have enough relationship meat to keep me interested Was of a report of events, rather than the story

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