Buck Brannaman and A.J. Mangum
The perfect companion with Buck’s Ranch Roping DVDs, Western Horseman magazine has published “Ranch Roping: The Complete Guide to a Classic Cowboy Skill” with Buck and WH’s editor, A.J. Mangum. Roping is at the heart of all ranch work, and unlike the rodeo variation of calf roping, the “vaquero” tradition calls for techniques that result in a skillful and graceful throw and catch. In the book, Buck describes what’s necessary to become a successful ranch roper, whether in competition or in ranch cattle work—the essential tools, the mechanics, and the optimal partnership between horse and rider.