True account of the wild and woolly life of Mike Isnardy, well-known and highly respected figure in ranching, rodeo, and horse-lover's world.
Mike Isnardy is a well-known cowboy in the Cariboo area of B.C. and beyond. The forming of the first organized rodeo association in B.C. had its beginnings in his back yard, and grew to be the British Columbia Rodeo Association. Judy Alsager has chronicled the very exciting life of Mike Isnardy - from his humble beginnings in the Springhouse area through the humour, challenges, and unequaled events of his life, not the least of which was his ownership of the famous bucking horse Ol' Come-Apart. Rousing stories of runaways, wild horse chasing, back country sagas, and a life-altering tragedy takes us down recent trails with Mike, and many others from the locale of the great ranching spreads - Alkali Lake Ranch, Circle S, and the mighty Gang Ranch.
These stories depict events that form a time in our western history that is quickly slipping away from us - an era where folks survived from pure guts, simple pleasures, and physical feats that future generations will not believe possible. We must never let these spellbinding stories die.