He started life as a slave in
Carolina and became one of the pioneering cattlemen
in that part of Canada’s
which eventually became the North West Territories . Province
In 1867 with the US Civil War at and end John Ware struck off to the west, a new land and a new life. Due to his unsurpassed ability to break and train mules he found work on a ranch near
where he remained for a decade. Eventually he went north as the horse wrangler
on a cattle herd, lost good friends and found others, panned for gold, became a
drover again and rode into Canada.
This is a novel but as is usual with Bill Gallaher’s work it is well researched and faithfully follows the life of one of
pioneers. John Ware is a legend among those who study the history of horse
trainers, cattlemen, bronc riders and the beef industry. With his entertaining
and informative writing Gallaher should be.
High Rider by Bill Gallaher is deserving of high praise and as many stars as are available.