Jim Hodges, Public Speaker
Jim Hodges portrays the life of the real working cowboy in this photo - story book.
Jim Hodges, is a real - life working cowboy, and professional horse trainer literally from birth ! Mentored by his grandfather, born in the 1800's, one of the last of the real open range cowboys, and a trainer who specialized in the troubled, and injured horse. Jim has over 40 years experience training, and working horses on real ranches the old fashioned - cowboy way. This photo story book has some of the most beautiful photographs of working horses, and Jim provides captioned text to identify roles that each person, and animal plays on a working ranch. Truly a remarkable photo essay on the life of a real cowboy - as Jim says, This is a story about man, and horse fused together, and so well known by the rest of the World as, The Great American Cowboy... yes, cowboy = man, and horse.
On a real working ranch there is only one Boss, and there is no tolerance for questioning, or doubting. My first real job as a young cowboy I rode up to the Boss with exhuberance, and asked, " What would you like me to do?" The Boss spit right in front of my horse's nose, and said, "Try shuttin' up to start, do what you're told, and learn from what you see!"