This book captures the history and traditions of cowboys and ranchers in the American West. It shares stories from the lives of range heroes who illustrate the essentials of living well, including the importance of honesty, hard work, and keeping your word. Zimmer writes from a lifetime of study and firsthand experience as one who lives and works in the West. Dozens of rare historical photos and illustrations bring these stories to life. Saddle up and ride with him as he prowls through such range topics as the lore of stock saddles, the exploits of courageous horses, and the work of hard riding top hands all over the West.