“Putting this together is a tribute to the man who was one of the last of his generation of Sandhills cowboys,” Galloway Hamar writes.
Allerton, Iowa (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
“Jack J. Galloway, my father, told wonderful stories of his growing up in Nebraska and of the horses he had known,” explains Nancy J. Galloway Hamar, Galloway’s daughter and the editor of his posthumously published short story collection, “His Name Was Jack: A Sandhills Cowboy” (published by iUniverse).
Galloway (1919-1987) grew up in the Sandhills of Nebraska and raised his family there. At the request of his daughter, he began writing down stories from his past before his death in 1987. After years of work. Galloway Hamar and her daughter finished compiling this collection that shares tales of life on the ranch and fondly recalls all the horses – and people – that Jack loved.
An excerpt from the foreword in “His Name Was Jack,” written by his daughter:
“He was a trainer ahead of his time as he always told us a horse that was afraid of you will hurt you. A horse that trusts you won’t. Jack knew more about the mind and feelings of a horse than most people do, even the so called ‘experts.’ He could build equipment for a horse and he could repair all the tack his grandkids could tear up. He even built a horse once. He made two stick horses with wooden heads, leather bridles and even bits for their mouths. No two little girls were better mounted. At a time in our lives when we didn’t have a living, breathing horse with us, he built a substitute.”
“Putting this together is a tribute to the man who was one of the last of his generation of Sandhills cowboys,” Galloway Hamar writes. “He was a personable man who could ride a horse, rope, sing, dance, and, unknown to him, write. Enjoy his stories.”
About the Author
Jack J. Galloway was a talented man who could repair saddles and tack, play many stringed instruments and train a variety of horses. This is his first published book.
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