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

By Heidi Thomas

 When a person says "Cowgirl Up!" it skill upward thrust to the social gathering, don't quit, and  do all of it with no whining or complaining. And the cowgirls of the early 20th century did all of it, like the males, simply donning skirts and occasionally with a toddler ready in the back of the chutes. Women discovered to rope and trip out of necessity, assisting their fathers, brothers, and husbands with the ranch paintings. yet for a few girls, it went extra than that. They stuck the fever of freedom, the thirst for adrenaline, and the fun of festival, and plenty of all started their rodeo careers as early as age fourteen. From Alice and Margie Greenough of crimson inn, whose father advised them “If you can’t trip ’em, walk,” to Jane Burnett Smith of Gilt facet who sneaked off to journey in rodeos at age 11, girls made extensive inroads into the masculine global of rodeo. Montana boasts its proportion of ladies who “busted broncs” and broke ranks within the macho international of rodeo through the early to mid-1900s. Cowgirl Up! is the background of those cowgirls, their braveness, and their accomplishments. 

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