Rated:  PG
Summary:  Prequel to my story Riverboat Gambler about how Joe got the horses that he is trying to break for the Army and how he got them to the Ponderosa.

Being Australian – I was drawn to using some themes from both “The Man from Snowy River” movies One and Two – but only certain parts – plus my own ideas.

The physical exertions needed to tame wild horses – and the jealous rivals that try and take over his prized animals before he even gets them home.

It has always been assumed that eighteen year old Joe Cartwright shares a special connection with horses – this story will explore how he harnesses that ability and uses it, even when others doubt it can be done.

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Completed: NO – A future story to come

Other Information:    Prequel to “Riverboat Gambler”