Wagon Boss: A True Cowboy Story
Written by Ed Ashurst
Illustrated by Mike Capone
"There are many legendary wild-cow-gatherers, some of whom are modest, and others who will tell you they are the best, but the ones who are successful at getting the job done, all have one thing in common. They show up for work. To apprehend the one of the many that got away, you have to get up early and come home late. Nobody ever gathered the wild ones while sitting on a bar stool or an easy chair: it's long, hard, and tedious work; and along the way, you will have as many bad days as not. But you get up early and you go at it again..." Wagon Boss: A True Cowboy Story follows Ed Ashurst to the Diamond A Ranch in Northern Arizona, giving the reader a realistic, gritty and often humorous view on the life of the Arizona cowboy." Foreward
Ed Ashurst is the author of seven books and is currently working on his eighth. He is also a working cowboy who has ridden and gathered cattle and horses on over seven thousand square miles of the American West accumulating over fifty years of experience as a big ranch cowboy. He currently manages a large cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona. He has also been involved in producing rodeos and horse shows as well as horse sales and has competed in the rodeo arena for over fifty years. His books are about his life's experiences covering different aspects and scenes that race across his vivid memory and water a fertile imagination. All that he has written originated from stories that are well worn from being told many times. He believes that storytelling is an art form that is no less important than painting or sculpting and people say that his books read as if the storyteller is there in person.