California Stock Horse (SIGNED).

Sacramento, CA: News Publishing Co., 1949. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 8vo. 169pp. Glossary. Photo-illustrations taken by Ortega and his wife, Rosa. Brown boards with gilt lettering to spine; stamped gilt illustration to front board; illustrated endpapers. From the library of James Strohn Copley, noted journalist and newspaper publisher with his decorative bookplate. A fine copy. Item #20156

Ortega's classic work on caring for, training and riding the stock horse. Born in 1897, California’s Luis Ortega was among the influential horsemen to arise from the Lost Generation - sp called by poet Gertrude Stein and novelist Ernest Hemingway, the Lost Generation was made up of those whose youth coincided with the dawn of the 20th century. Though best known today for his reputation as the 20th century’s greatest braider of rawhide horse gear Ortega, starting in his teens, spent 20 years working as a vaquero on ranches throughout the West.

Price: $750.00

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