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"This title introduces readers to bareback riding, a roughstock rodeo event. Readers will discover and the challenge of a full eight-second ride while learning the rules of competition, judging and scoring, such as marking out, spurring, and style for the rider, and powerful, high-kicking twists for the bronc. Safety equipment such as padded clothing, neck braces and gloves are covered. Sanctioning bodies such as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) are also discussed"--



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John Hamilton

John Hamilton is a best-selling novelist and author of more than 250 nonfiction books for young adults. An Active Member of the Western Writers of America and the Wild West History Association, his work has received critical acclaim from School Library Journal, Children's Literature, The Sioux City Journal, We Proceeded On (the official journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation) , and many others. John's young adult book "Battle of the Little Bighorn" earned 2015 Spur Award Finalist honors from the Western Writers of America. He is a two-time winner of the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction Literature, and his epic retelling of the Lewis & Clark expedition, "Lewis & Clark: Adventures West," was a Minnesota Book Award finalist for Young Adult Nonfiction. School Library Journal said "(Hamilton's) books present a remarkable amount of information and provide readers with a clear understanding of complicated issues. "John is also an award-winning photojournalist and landscape photographer. His rodeo photography won an Editor's Choice Award from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. John holds black belts in both Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. He loves target shooting, baking bread, and playing with Finn, his trusty schnauzer. He can be found most summers with his family either exploring the American West or hiking along Minnesota's rugged North Shore. Connect with John at:



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