Recounts the dealings of a whole slew of craggy old-timers and rangy characters
Ben K. Green was a veterinarian who practiced his profession in one of the last big horse countries in North America. When he gave up his practice, he returned to his hometown of Cumby, Texas, where he raised horses and cattle until his death in 1974.
These are two of a handful of books Green released in the 1970s in which he recalled his years as a Texas veterinarian. The books are full of colloquial language and tall yarns about horses, mules, and all that cowboy stuff. Think of him as a Western James Herriot. Each volume contains a handful of stories with simple illustrations. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Ben Green has won the approval of the sternest literary critics I know - ranch cowboys. In old Doc's books, they recognise a man who knew horses and cattle to the bone and could tell about them with honest prose and a sly cowboy sense of humour. I've read them all, as have most of the cowboys I know." - John R. Erickson, rancher and author of the 'Hank the Cowdog' series