Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to tail edge and corners, particularly near spine. Light foxing of foredges. Dust jacket has light creasing on top and tail edges. Some scratching to right front edge of dust jacket, now reinforced with book tape.
The Australian Bushman's horsemanship and gear evolved uniquely to suit the particular rigours of working horses in the rough-and-ready outback. In the everyday stockman or droving world, such niceties as the layback jumping saddle seat or long stirrups of the so-called proper traditions of equestrianship were useless, if not dangerous.
This book re-introduces the real Australian bush horseman - a rough rider without being a rough rider, an improviser who was full of passed on commonsense, a highly-skilled technician who could operate over any rough terrain. His spirit is evoked in romantic figures like Clancy of the Overflow or in real life riding legends like Billy Waite, Jack Dempsey, Harry Miller, and the Skuthorpes. (book flap)