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A cowboy's most valuable partner is their horse; they work together caring for livestock, checking fences, and much more. The saddle they share must fit them both as they ride the trail. In this tale, Rusty the Ranch Horse's saddle looks a little different than the others. Rusty and his cowboy live by, "The Code of the West," showing that character far outweighs what things look like. The Code is included in this book as the cowdog helps to highlight an attribute from it on each page. Rusty and His Saddle is written in rhyme and illustrated in bold watercolor. Ride along with Rusty and his cowboy for a day of work and lessons as they lead by example and live by the code. created by a mother and daughter team under the big skies of Wyoming in collaboration with Rusty the Ranch Horse. Ride along with Rusty and his cowboy for a day of work and lessons as they lead by example and use the code for your own life.

Check out this book in the story time video!  Read along with Mary as she reads this story out loud.


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Check out all the books about Rusty!

Rusty Under the Western Skies

Rusty Goes to Frontier Days
Rusty and the Pot of Gold
Rusty and the River
Rusty's Cowboy

Wrong Color Rusty


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Rusty and His Saddle

  • Rusty the Ranch Horse Tales are rhyming stories that have life lessons about the west, horses, and cowboy ethics. The authentic western lingo and bold watercolor illustrations make each book a special treasure. They are intended to inspire, entertain and educate readers everywhere about the western lifestyle. All the books are created way out west under the big western skies by a mother and daughter team. 

    For children ages 4-10, and we highly recommend reading to babies!

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