Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

Sneed B. Collard III has captured one of the West's premier rodeo events with photographs and stories in his new book The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale.

For sixty years, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale has helped keep Western traditions alive. Begun as a way for local ranchers to get rid of spoiled and unruly ranch horses, the Sale today has grown into a four-day celebration of rodeo, ranching, arts, and culture.

The actual auction of bucking horses and bulls remains at the heart of the event, but the Bucking Horse Sale has become a celebration of all aspects of Western life. It is, quite simply, the Cowboy Mardi Gras.

Collard has written more than 50 books for young readers, and adults. In 2006, he won the prestigious Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for his body of work.

Thursday, September 23, Collard talks with The Write Question producer Chérie Newman about the Bucking Horse Sale and reads from his book. He also talks about why he started his own publishing company.

6:30 p.m. on Yellowstone Public Radio
7:30 p.m. on Montana Public Radio
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