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Life in the Saddle
Author: Alwyn Torenbeek

ISBN: 9780143572565
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25 February 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.9
Description:
'It doesn't matter if there are four thousand people watching or just four - you're a horseman, roughrider, entertainer. At that moment, rodeo has you bitten and it doesn't let you go. You just want another ride. I remember them all and how it all started.'

Alwyn Torenbeek - the Kokotunga Kid - left his outback hometown at fourteen, looking for adventure. He took with him a bushman's spirit, an uncanny natural ability for horseriding and a determination to succeed. By the time he was 21, he was a national and international rodeo champion.

When fate put an end to his roughriding career, Alwyn went on to be a stockman, drover and station manager. A devoted family man, he was encouraged to take up endurance riding by his great friend, the legendary R.M. Williams, and is still competing more than four decades later.

A riveting tale of adventure, romance, tradegy and mateship, Alwyn's story is also a tribute to the outback and the characters who make it special. From Winton to Wanganui, this is the ride of a lifetime.

About the Author

Alwyn Torenbeek grew up near th...

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