Fifty Years Handling Horses and Twenty Years Doing Without

Memoirs of a 20th Century Cowboy

by Thomas Bryant

Fifty Years Handling Horses and Twenty Years Doing Without
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Fifty Years Handling Horses and Twenty Years Doing Without

Memoirs of a 20th Century Cowboy

by Thomas Bryant

Published Jun 28, 2013
435 Pages
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers



 

Book Details

The Adventures of a Modern Cowboy


For a man who loves horses, there is no other life. The deep bond between a human and the most intelligent, sensitive, and talented of animals has no equivalent—nothing can replace it. Tom Bryant knows what it’s like to feel that call. He so loved horses—breeding, training, riding, and packing—that he gave up any semblance of a normal life in order to be a cowboy…a life that guaranteed constant poverty, but also a freedom and joy that most people can only dream of. Fifty Years Handling Horses takes you on Tom’s journey from the tobacco, okra, and sugarcane fields of Georgia to the Cold War front in Germany; you’ll follow Tom’s route as a private detective for Pinkerton’s, Inc. in South Carolina, and experience life as a recreation director in Montana, as well as riding along on many wilderness trips in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Saddle up and take the ride of a lifetime, populated with memorable people and vivid experiences, and always illuminated by the special relationship between Tom and his unforgettable horses.

 

About the Author

Thomas Bryant

Tom Bryant was born in Georgia in 1934. In 1996, he moved to New Mexico to co-author two books with a friend. He continued to write as a freelancer part time, while working full time as a cowboy. After a serious accident, Tom retired from cowboying and retired to Radium Springs, New Mexico to live with a friend, a little lady horse trainer, while he wrote his memoirs. Tom is president of Lower Rio Grande Back Country Horsemen. He is also a member of Western Writers of America (WWA); Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA); and has written four books and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. Tom has two more books in progress.