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Hobbled Stirrups

By: Smith, Jane Brunett
Price: $17.95

Caxton Press,2006.
Hobbled Stirrups is a no-holds-barred account of the career of one of the few women to ride saddle broncs professionally.
Jane Burnett Smith, a member of a Montana pioneer ranching family, tells how a ride on a steer, at age 11, marked the beginning of a journey that took her from one-chute, small town rodeos all the way to Madison Square Garden and Hollywood.
During her quest, Jane experienced the best of the sport—the cowboys, clowns, announcers and other rodeo people who were closer to her than her real family. But she also had to fight to overcome unscrupulous promoters, leering drunks and abusive relationships—the dark side of early day rodeo.
Paperback, 440 pages.