The Classic Western Rider

From America's proud cowboy heritage to today's training methods and competitive events, it covers: "Make or break" information about equipment, especially the saddle A guide to training—cowboy style The subtle skill sets of winning ...

The Classic Western Rider

With a rugged yet romantic mystique, western riding is as American as the Old West, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne. Whether you're more at home on the range, exploring the trails, or competing in the show arena, The Classic Western Rider will help you hone your skills. From America's proud cowboy heritage to today's training methods and competitive events, it covers: * "Make or break" information about equipment, especially the saddle * A guide to training--cowboy style * The subtle skill sets of winning western horsemanship, including six common rider faults and how to fix them * Nurturing a partnership with your horse * The ins and outs of western competitive sports and events such as reining, western speed contests, and team penning With photos and drawings and advice from industry professionals Bret Brokcte, Nancy Cahill, Suzi Drnec, Linda Huck, and Linda Morse, this primer is ideal for the new riding enthusiast or the more experienced western rider who wants to fine-tune his or her skills. Happy trails to you!

The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard

IO JOHN M. CLUM The classic Western and Sam Shepard's family sagas I keep praying for a double bill of Bad Day at Black ... The Mad Dog Blues At the beginning of Vera Cruz , Gary Cooper appears riding slowly from the distance , a speck ...

The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard

Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed on and off Broadway and in all the major regional American theatres. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and scholarly audience. In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard's life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a fascinating first-hand account of an exuberant and experimental personality.

Superior Saddle Fitting A Step by Step Guide

True, there was a time when traditional Western, or stock, saddles tended to be large and heavy, difficult for children to lift onto ponies and for short riders to lift onto tall horses. Old-style Western saddles also isolated the horse ...

Superior Saddle Fitting  A Step by Step Guide

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Hicks Tribes and Dirty Realists

The central image in western writing, by contrast, is the lone rider traversing the western landscape. The classic western story, told from the perspective of this rider, is about the moment when he discovers that he is not alone: ...

Hicks  Tribes  and Dirty Realists

Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he discusses in detail the various names by which this fiction has been described, including literary postmodernism, minimalism, Hick Chic, Dirty Realism, ecofeminism, and more. Rebein's clearly written, nuanced interpretations of works by Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, Louise Erdrich, Dorothy Allison, Barbara Kingsolver, E. Annie Proulx, Chris Offut, and others, will appeal to a wide range of readers.

The Clint Eastwood Westerns

He stated he made Pale Rider “to analyze the classic Western. You can still talk about sweat and hard work, about the spirit, about love for the land and ecology. And I think you can say all these things in the Western, in the classic ...

The Clint Eastwood Westerns

While the western was a staple of cinema for many decades, the form began to fade as its greatest star, John Wayne, made fewer films of distinction toward the end of his career. In the mid-1960s, the genre was redefined by a handful of directors, including Don Siegel and Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone, who offered something edgier, bloodier, and more violent. Working with both directors was an actor who had made a name for himself on the small screen in the hit western Rawhide. While Clint Eastwood would also star in and direct a number of successes with contemporary settings, his work in westerns represents the most significant part of his film career. In The Clint Eastwood Westerns, James L. Neibaur takes a film-by-film look at each of the superstar’s signature works, from A Fistful of Dollars in 1964 to his modern-day classic Unforgiven, which earned him two Academy Awards, including best director. The author discusses in detail the production, impact, influences, and successes (both critical and commercial) of each film. In addition, Neibaur examines the continued success and influence of these works—how they redefined, challenged, and progressed the western genre. The book also features chapters that look at Eastwood’s other films in the context of his overall career. From the spaghetti westerns he made with Leone, including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, to his revisionist look at the Old West in Unforgiven, The Clint Eastwood Westerns shines a spotlight on some of the most thrilling films of the genre. For devotees of Eastwood—the actor or director—or simply fans of the western, this book is an entertaining look at one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars.

American Western

... Pale Rider as ''a modern-sensibility Shane, an artistic Western, with [Eastwood] himself as an archetypal stranger similar to the character, who defended the homesteaders in the 1953 screen classic'' (McGilligan 1999: 374).

American Western

This wide-ranging book illuminates the importance of the Western in American history. It explores the interconnections between the Western in both literature and film and the United States in the 20th century.Structured chronologically, the book traces the evolution of the Western as a uniquely American form. The author argues that America's frontier past was quickly transformed into a set of symbols and myths, an American meta-narrative that came to underpin much of the 'American century'. He details how and why this process occurred, the form and function of Western myths and symbols, the evolution of this mythology, and its subversions and reconstructions throughout 20th-century American history.The book engages with the full range of historical, literary and cinematic perspectives and texts, from the founding Western histories of Theodore Roosevelt and Frederick Jackson Turner to the New Western history of Patricia Nelson Limerick and Richard White.

The Basics of Western Riding

The goal in Western riding is graceful, unified movement at any speed. The Spanish riding style used a deep, ... The vaqueros followed the traditions of the Old World, using Spanish methods of handling livestock on the vast ranches.

The Basics of Western Riding

Get in the saddle and experience the thrills, challenges, and fun of Western riding! In this comprehensive introductory guide, veteran trainer Charlene Strickland covers everything from safe horse handling procedures and basic Western riding techniques to stylish competition outfits. With plenty of encouragement and a contagious passion, Strickland provides easy-to-follow riding instructions along with expert advice on evaluating horses and appropriate tack. You’ll soon be enjoying pleasurable rides both in the training ring and out on the trail.

Literary Convention in the Classic Western Novel

Of Milton's terms , the cowboy novel most closely approximates the classic western as it is defined here , although ... and theme , The classic western includes novels that elsewhere have been termed serious ( Riders of Judgment ) ...

Literary Convention in the Classic Western Novel


Post Westerns

Hopper's Easy Rider, one critic states, becomes “a Western gone sour” because it's “on the pioneer trail, ... though, despite its impressive pedigree, Hopper's biker Western cannot entirely let go of its roots in the classic Western.

Post Westerns

During the post-World War II period, the Western, like America's other great film genres, appeared to collapse as a result of revisionism and the emergence of new forms. Perhaps, however, as theorists like Gilles Deleuze suggest, it remains, simply "maintaining its empty frame." Yet this frame is far from empty, as Post-Westerns shows us: rather than collapse, the Western instead found a new form through which to scrutinize and question the very assumptions on which the genre was based. Employing the ideas of critics such as Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Jacques Rancière, Neil Campbell examines the haunted inheritance of the Western in contemporary U.S. culture. His book reveals how close examination of certain postwar films--including Bad Day at Black Rock, The Misfits, Lone Star, Easy Rider, Gas Food Lodging, Down in the Valley, and No Country for Old Men--reconfigures our notions of region and nation, the Western, and indeed the West itself. Campbell suggests that post-Westerns are in fact "ghost-Westerns," haunted by the earlier form's devices and styles in ways that at once acknowledge and call into question the West, both as such and in its persistent ideological framing of the national identity and values.

Rider in the Rain A Scott Siegel Classic Western

Cort Lacey rode back to the valley he had left twelve long years before.

Rider in the Rain  A Scott Siegel Classic Western

Cort Lacey rode back to the valley he had left twelve long years before. Now he was famous--but for all the wrong reasons. There was a woman, too, a special one, and she expected him to do something about the range-hog who was crowding the settlers out of the valley. Haunted by his own reputation and the bloody victories that had built it, Cort realized he had one last chance to wipe the slate clean ... but to do it, he would have to stop the land-grabber and his army of gunfighters in their tracks ...and stop them for good.

The Horse Lover s Encyclopedia 2nd Edition

The cues of a good Western rider, like a good dressage rider, are often invisible. Western riding encourages a long leg and a relaxed, balanced seat; the original Western riders spent all day in the saddle, hard at work, and the style ...

The Horse Lover s Encyclopedia  2nd Edition

Here is a completely revised, full-color second edition of the established go-to source for equestrian information. This comprehensive A-to-Z guide covers “everything horse” and bridges gaps in the equestrian universe between English and Western styles. More than 1,700 entries explain wide-ranging topics such as breeds, tack, facilities, equine care and management, health and safety issues, riding styles and disciplines, shows, and much more. Whether you’re a rodeo hand, thoroughbred racer, seasoned professional, or armchair admirer, you’ll get everything you need from noted equestrian author Jessie Haas’ clear and thorough descriptions. American Horse Publications Association's Equine Media Awards Winner

Grimms Tales around the Globe

This project was initiated by Higami, who first drew illustrations inspired by four classic Western stories, “Little Red Riding Hood” (Figure 6), “The Little Mermaid,” Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Swan Lake.

Grimms  Tales around the Globe

Grimms’ fairy tales are among the best-known stories in the world, but the way they have been introduced into and interpreted by cultures across the globe has varied enormously. In Grimms’ Tales around the Globe, editors Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey bring together scholars from Asia, Europe, and North and Latin America to investigate the international reception of the Grimms’ tales. The essays in this volume offer insights into the social and literary role of the tales in a number of countries and languages, finding aspects that are internationally constant as well as locally particular. In the first section, Cultural Resistance and Assimilation, contributors consider the global history of the reception of the Grimms’ tales in a range of cultures. In these eight chapters, scholars explore how cunning translators and daring publishers around the world reshaped and rewrote the tales, incorporating them into existing fairy-tale traditions, inspiring new writings, and often introducing new uncertainties of meaning into the already ambiguous stories. Contributors in the second part, Reframings, Paratexts, and Multimedia Translations, shed light on how the Grimms’ tales were affected by intermedial adaptation when traveling abroad. These six chapters focus on illustrations, manga, and film and television adaptations. In all, contributors take a wide view of the tales’ history in a range of locales—including Poland, China, Croatia, India, Japan, and France. Grimms’ Tales around the Globe shows that the tales, with their paradox between the universal and the local and their long and world-spanning translation history, form a unique and exciting corpus for the study of reception. Fairy-tale and folklore scholars as well as readers interested in literary history and translation will appreciate this enlightening volume.

God in the Movies

So far, no one has died at the hands of the Pale Rider. But now the classic western ending of a shootout hints at Christ's return to execute God's judgment. The magnitude of the judgment is heightened when LaHood hires the ruthless ...

God in the Movies

The religious imagination is alive and well in the movies. Contrary to those who criticize Hollywood, popular movies very often have metaphorically represented God on the screen. From Clint Eastwood as an avenging angel in Pale Rider and Nicolas Cage as a lovesick angel in City of Angels to Jessica Lange as an angel of death in All That Jazz, and from George Burns as God in Oh, God! to Audrey Hepburn in Always to pure white light in Fearless and Flatliners, God is very much present in the movies.

The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood

And who has sent these riders? The most frequent villains in cowboy movies are greedy ranchers who seek to drive out homesteaders, as in Shane, the classic western that Pale Rider seems to allude to the most. Will this movie demonize ...

The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood

Analyzes fifteen Eastwood films from a thematic perspective, revealing how the Hollywood icon's moral vision has evolved over the course of his career while remaining rooted in the same basic ideals.

The New Western

With only a couple of shots, the film signals that it will borrow heavily from the images and codes of the American Western, and this kind of visual homage to classic Westerns appears frequently throughout the film. The unnamed rider ...

The New Western

American moviegoers have long turned to the Hollywood Western for reassurance in times of crisis. During the genre's heyday, the films of John Ford, Howard Hawks and Henry Hathaway reflected a grand patriotism that resonated with audiences at the end of World War II. The tried-and-true Western wasë_questioned by Ford and George Stevens during the Cold War, and in the 1960s directors like Sam Peckinpah and George Roy Hill retooled the genre as a commentary on American ethics during the Vietnam War. Between the mid-1970s and early 1990s, the Western faded from view--until the Gulf War, when Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves (1990) and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) brought it back, with moral complexities. Since 9/11, the Western has seen a resurgence, blending its patriotic narrative with criticism of America's place in the global community. Exploring such films as True Grit (2010) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), along with television series like Deadwood and Firefly, this collection of new essays explores how the Western today captures the dichotomy of our times and remains important to the American psyche.

The Mysterious Rider

Then the Mysterious Rider shows up at the Belllounds ranch, a middle-aged man who is gentle and kind, but a fearsome gunfighter who has earned the moniker Hell Bent Wade. He'll play a crucial role in putting the story's flaws right.

The Mysterious Rider

The year is 1921. A novel full of romance and adventure from the master of the western. Columbine was mentioned by rancher Bill Belllounds as if she were his daughter. Columbine agrees to marry her foster father's son Jack, who is a drunkard, gambler, coward, and thief, out of love for him. Wilson Moore, however, is the cowboy she adores. Then the Mysterious Rider shows up at the Belllounds ranch, a middle-aged man who is gentle and kind, but a fearsome gunfighter who has earned the moniker Hell Bent Wade. He'll play a crucial role in putting the story's flaws right.

The Canadian Book of Snobs

They look down their noses at Western style, associated as it is with drudgery, dirty hands, and cows, rather than with exploit in the classic aristocratic manner. Western riders despise English saddles, English bridles, ...

The Canadian Book of Snobs

Victoria Branden has traced the history of Snobbery from its pre-human roots to our own era, in our own country, and has enunciated the definitive Theory of Snobbery.

Regulating Sport for the Non Human Athlete

Snyder-Smith D, “The Classic Western Rider” (Hoboken: Wiley Publishing 2006). Soek J, The Strict Liability Principle and the Human Rights of Athletes in Doping Cases (The Hague: Asser Press 2006).

Regulating Sport for the Non Human Athlete

This book evaluates the status quo of integrity management within sports that involve horses worldwide. It investigates the question of whether cheating is discouraged and fair play rewarded, both to an adequate degree.

Home Front Heroes

Slightly preceding the fourth revival, Clint Eastwood's 1985 Pale Rider adapted the classic Western Shane. Eastwood does not actually credit Shane, but the structure of the two films is so similar that most re- views of Pale Rider ...

Home Front Heroes

This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly has involved a reclamation of home, creating a place for the Hero at the hearth, part of a more intimate community with less restrictive gender and racial boundaries. The author presents pieces of contemporary popular culture that create the complex mosaic of the present-day American heroic ideal. Hollywood popular films are examined that best represent the often painful shift from traditional heroic masculinity to a masculinity that is less "exceptional" and more vulnerable. There are also chapters on how issues of race and gender intersect with the new masculinity, and on subgenres of 1990s films that also developed this postfeminist masculinity.

Movies That Mattered

The broad outline of Pale Rider conforms to the conventions of the classic Western as practiced in Hollywood through the early '60s. But as the film progresses, enough details crop up to suggest that Eastwood is skewing the classic plot ...

Movies That Mattered

Why is Dave Kehr "one of the best writers on film the country has produced"? Jonathan Rosenbaum, his highly regarded successor as movie critic at the "Chicago Reader" from 1987 through 2008, has a good answer in his Foreword to this volume: "For the range of films and filmmakers treated, the analytical tools employed, and the intellectual confidence and lucidity of his arguments, Kehr's prose really has no parallels." In this "sequel" to "When Movies Mattered" (published in 2011), Kehr deploys those gifts in 50 brilliant pieces, ranging from a thoughtful discussion of the sobering Holocaust documentary "Shoah" to an irresistible celebration of the raucous American comedy "Used Cars." Although that first book featured pieces only from the "Reader," this volume also contains essays from "Chicago" magazine, where Kehr's column on movies appeared from August 1979 through September 1986 (his work in the "Reader" appeared from late 1974 through late summer in 1986). As with "When Movies Mattered," most of this material (and all of it from "Chicago" magazine) has not been reprinted or available online since its original publication. Readers will now have the opportunity to know more of what Rosenbaum calls "a body of work that . . . strikes me as being the most remarkable extended stretch of auteurist [director centered] criticism in American journalism." Although Kehr ended his career as a critic toward the end of 2013 when he stopped writing his weekly DVD column for the "New York Times" to become an adjunct curator in the film department of the Museum of Modern Art, his reputation will be further enhanced by this second collection of his outstanding work--definitely must reading for cinephiles.