Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse

Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse

Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse

By Candy Moulton

Candy and Flossie Moulton present the story behind this horse whose likeness is the symbol of Wyoming seen on the state’s license plates and as the University of Wyoming logo. The book traces the history of the bucking horse from his youth on the Two Bar outfit of the Swan Land and Cattle Company through his rise to the undisputed World Champion Bucking Horse.

Was Steamboat the horse who “wouldn’t be rode?” Which men climbed aboard the horse? Who is the cowboy atop the horse on the famous logo on the Wyoming license tag? How is Steamboat connected to Cheyenne Frontier Days, the notorious range detective Tom Horn, and the Irwin Brothers’ Wild West Show? You’ll find the answers here.

    • 0-931271-19-3 • trade paper • index • bibliography • 192 pp • photos • $12.95 ORDER NOW

Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse

Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse

By Candy Moulton

“When Steamboat’s day was over, I think a part of rodeo ended for me, too. I missed that black beneath me the way you miss a partner who has grubstaked you for years.”
•• Clayton Danks in Frontier Times, 1962

“No horsing around, Steamboat is a must read book…. ”
•• Casper Star-Tribune

Candy Moulton

Candy Moulton

Candy Moulton has written thirteen books on Western history, co-edited a collection of short stories and an encyclopedia, and produced and played roles in several documentary films. Her High Plains Press books are Steamboat: Legendary Bucking Horse, The Grand Encampment, Forts Fights & Frontier Sites, and Wagon Wheels, co-written with Ben Kern.

Her book Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She won another Spur in 2010 for In Pursuit of a Dream, the documentary film she wrote and produced with Boston Productions Inc (BPI) for the Oregon-California Trails Association. That production also won an Oregon Heritage Award, Best Experimental Film from the Oregon Film Festival, Silver Remi Award from the USA Film Festival in Houston, and was a Finalist at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.

She is executive director of Western Writers of America and writes for many magazines focused on the west. She continues her work with museums as an executive produces with Boston Productions and is always working on “the next book.”