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The Village Horse Doctor: West of the Pecos

Green, Ben K.

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ISBN 10: 0394429222 / ISBN 13: 9780394429229
Published by Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Binding nice and tight. Rough cut pages have one small spot along edge. Beige boards with brown horse design and lettering and in nice condition. Inscription to previous owner on fep. Jacket in mylar has not been price clipped; a few chips along spine ends, fly corners and edges. One small, triangular piece missing from top front corner. The author of "Horse Tradin" spins many a great yarn as he recalls the years when he was "Doc Green" out of Ft. Stockton, TX and his patients were some of the best and worst horses in one of the "last big horse countries" of North America. B/w pencil sketches throughout. 306 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 18343

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Title: The Village Horse Doctor: West of the Pecos

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Bjorklund, Lorence F.

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good -

Edition: First Edition

About this title


The author offers a colorful account of his years spent treating the horses of the American Southwest

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Ben K. Green takes us back to the deep Southwest and the never-a-dull-moment years he spent as a practicing horse doctor along the Pecos and the Rio Grande. With precious little formal schooling but a perfect corralside manner and plenty of natural wit, Green became the first to hang up a shingle in the trans-Pecos territory. Hear him tell the tales of his struggles with mean stockmen, yellowweed fever, banditos, poison hay, and "drouth". His canny mix of science and horse sense when treating animals "that ain't house pets" is 100-proof old time pleasure.

A veterinarian in the far Southwest for much of his life, Ben K. Green retired to ranch in Texas until his death in 1974.

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