Horse Tradin'

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Knopf, 1967 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Each of these twenty authentic tales, hilariously funny and prickly as chaparral brush, is a true account the corrals, livery stables, and wagonyards of the cattlemen s West. They are as dusty as a cow path, and they are filled with the drawls and humor of the old horse traders themselves."
 

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User Review  - MsMixte - LibraryThing

Horse Tradin' was my introduction to the fascinating, amazing, and more often than not, hilarious world of Ben K. Green. His stories, which may nor may not be true (but probably are) are gems of ... Read full review

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

Ben Green's tales of his experiences horse and mule trading span the southwest and many years. From his early days still wet behind the ears to his later days, Green isn't afraid to relate a tale in ... Read full review

Contents

Mine Mules
164
When Big Horses Went
172
Traveling Mare
240
The Parsons Mare Bessie
247
The Gray Mules
255
The Schoolmarm and Ol Nothin
280
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About the author (1967)

Ben K. Green, a native of Cumby, Texas, was the kind of a Westerner who almost crawled out of the cradle and into a saddle, spending his childhood, adolescence and young manhood on horseback. He studied veterinary medicine in the United States and abroad and practiced in the Far Southwest in one of the last big horse counties in North America. When he eventually gave up his practice and research, he returned to Cumby where he lived, raising good horses and cattle until his death in 1974. His other books are Wild Cow Tales; The Village Horse Doctor, West of the Pecos; and Some More Horse Tradin .

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