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Back, Joe Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails

Called “the packer’s bible,” it’s full of old-time western humor and wisdom. Murphy’s Law reigns supreme in this book. Priceless, absolutely priceless.

ISBN 1-55566-141-6

Carter, General William,
US Sixth Cavalry
Horses, Saddles and Bridles

A classic manual, circa 1920 on cavalry horses, including their purchase, training, equipment, stables, riding, and travel history. Comprehensive and vital reference book.

ISBN 1-59048-046-5

Daly, H.W.,
Chief Pack Master
of the U.S. Cavalry
Manual of Pack Transportation

When I started writing The Southern Devil, I didn’t realize that pack transportation had gone through different technology generations during the 19th century.

HW Daly learned his trade under General Crook, chasing Geronimo across Arizona. The pack mules described here made that campaign possible. If you want to understand that time, you’ve got to read this book.

ISBN 1-59048-045-7

Friddle, Martha Coe
and Linda A. Bowlby
Illustrated by
Sandi John Petrie
The Sidesaddle Legacy: How to Ride Aside the American Way

Sidesaddle riding is a complex art. The Southern Devil takes place when its saddle was undergoing a significant change.

This book contains very useful information on the nuts and bolts of sidesaddle riding, especially the different saddles and how to fit a sidesaddle to the horse – an issue which became critical in The Southern Devil.

ISBN 1-884011-09-8

Post, Charles John Horse Packing

First published 8n 1914, this former cavalryman passes along lessons learned, including those from a trip over the rugged Andes mountains of South America. Includes lots and lots of drawings about how to secure a load.

Pony Boy, Gawani
Photographs by
Gabrielle Boiselle
Horse, Follow Closely: Native American Horsemanship

As much philosophy as a manual of horsemanship, this book is visually stunning and very clearly written. Very, very fascinating.

ISBN 1-889540-22-6

Thomas, Mary L.
Illustrated by
Linda Knudsen
The Fair Lady Aside

If you want to know about ladies, how they rode, and what they wore – you need this slim book.

Priceless, absolutely priceless.

Published by the World Sidesaddle Federation, Inc.

Watts, Rhonda C. The Western Side Saddle

Focused on today’s western side saddle competitions, it includes a brief history of the western side saddle, plus solid discussions of equipment, riding techniques, and clothing. Lots of drawings.

Very useful.

Published by the International Side-Saddle Organization (ISS0).


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  2. The Devil She Knows
  3. Kisses Like A Devil
  4. The Northern Devil
  5. The Southern Devil
  6. The River Devil
  7. The Irish Devil
  8. Talbot's Ace
  9. The Seduction of Mrs. Rutledge
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