Cowgirl Up!: A History of Rodeo Women by Heidi Thomas

By Heidi Thomas

 When a person says "Cowgirl Up!" it capacity upward thrust to the celebration, do not surrender, and  do all of it with out whining or complaining. And the cowgirls of the early 20th century did all of it, like the males, in basic terms donning skirts and occasionally with a toddler ready at the back of the chutes. Women realized to rope and experience out of necessity, assisting their fathers, brothers, and husbands with the ranch paintings. yet for a few ladies, it went additional than that. They stuck the fever of freedom, the thirst for adrenaline, and the fun of festival, and lots of begun their rodeo careers as early as age fourteen. From Alice and Margie Greenough of pink resort, whose father advised them “If you can’t journey ’em, walk,” to Jane Burnett Smith of Gilt area who sneaked off to trip in rodeos at age 11, ladies made huge inroads into the masculine global of rodeo. Montana boasts its percentage of ladies who “busted broncs” and broke ranks within the macho global of rodeo throughout the early to mid-1900s. Cowgirl Up! is the historical past of those cowgirls, their braveness, and their accomplishments. 

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