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American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

The American Cow Pony
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The American Cow Pony
The Background, Training, Equipment and Use of the Western Horse
-with dust jacket

by Deering Davis

  • Publisher D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. Princeton, New Jersey.
  • 1962 First Edition, First Printing.
  • 10.5" x 7.5".
  • Hardbound book with orange cloth boards.
  • Pages clean and bright with no damage or marks inside.
  • Binding tight, solid.
  • Dust jacket faded, especially on spine, but protected with Mylar cover.
  • Ex-library book with pocket inside the front
  • 166 pages.

 

 

 

 

 

This book covers training of the western horse in the tradition of the vaquero or caballero, with discussion of specialized equipment, clothing and training goals.

Illustrations - The entire book is lavishly illustrated with drawings by Remington, Foreman, Russell, Walker and Plouff- over 100 illustrations in all including some plates.

Extensive bibliography.

PART 1. Discusses the background of the cow horse - the various breeds of horses involved in the development of the American cow horse, starting with the Spanish horses first introduced to this continent.

Chapter I Western Horses
Chapter II Coat Colors

 

PART 2. The Cow Pony with discussion of conformation, size and mind. Also a discussion of horse costs.

 

 

PART 3. Riding the western horse for cutting, reining, and horsemanship training.

 

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering DavisPART 4. Outlines the training progression of the cow pony from foal to riding (with reference to the methods used by the King Ranch and the 6666 Ranch). Foal gentling, ground training with explanation followed by mounted training of the young horse, then the four year old, five year old etc. Contrast of California, Texas, Mexican and Indian styles of training. There is a chapter on reining

PART 5. Covers the equipment used by and the differences in the California versus Texas schools of training and gear: saddles, bits, reins, tied downs, whips.

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

 

PART 6 covers clothing and attire: traditional chaps, hat, boots.

 

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

 

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis

PART 7. The Cutting and Roping Horse, Covers training techniques for starting cutting and roping horses with good illustrations.

 

American Cow Pony by Deering Davis


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