Wyoming Pete has lived it all—
and lived to tell about it!
Wild Horse Mountain
Cowboy Poetry, Art & Stories
5 ½ x 8 ½
110 b&w illustrations
Cowboy poetry is hot! And Wyoming Pete is one of the hottest cowboy poets in America. Why do people like cowboy poetry so much? Because they can understand it! Cowboy poetry tells a story in rhyme that the ordinary person can relate to.
Wyoming Pete is no new-comer to writing and performing cowboy poetry. He’s been writing cowboy poetry since the 1980s and has been the featured poet at numerous major poetry gatherings. He has wowed audiences all over the West with his humorous and authentic poetry about cowboy life.
The authentic part is important. Wyoming Pete has lived the life of a true American cowboy. Born into a third-generation Wyoming ranching family, Pete was riding horses, rounding up cattle, and roping from an early age. He was initiated into the horse-taming secrets of the Old Cowboy Masters as a boy. From these old cowboys he also learned their life stories, their philosophy of life, and their wild and wicked cowboy humor. He shares these priceless historical treasures of an Old West vanished forever in Wild Horse Mountain.
In addition to the invaluable historical insight into the old cowboys of the West, Pete chronicles the life of the modern-day cowboy that he lived. His own story is the saga of the modern West, from the riches of cattle and horse ranching to the desperate collapse of an entire economy and way of life.
Many Americans romanticize the cowboy life, but Pete reveals the reality of a life lived on horseback in the bitter cold of Wyoming winters, wading through icy rivers, herding cattle and taming wild horses. Through it all, he shows us the humor of the cowboy.
Wild Horse Mountain also features Wyoming Pete’s extraordinary drawings of horses, cattle, cowboys, and the mountains and land of the West plus two true-life stories. The title story, “Wild Horse Mountain”, is a classic of cowboy writing, capturing the powerful, raw, unvarnished truth of rounding up wild mountain stallions in the rugged Hole in the Wall country.
There’s no other book like it. Wild Horse Mountain captures the truth of a life lived with horses, cattle and cowboys—up close and un-romanticized. From the rough-riding jagged peaks of Hole in the Wall country to fancy racehorse ranches, Wyoming Pete chronicles the often lonely, sometimes hilarious, life of a working cowboy in true-life stories, poetry and art.