Lady Rode Bucking Horses

The Story of Fannie Sperry Steele, Woman of the West

Book Description

The Lady Rode Bucking Horses depicts an era of the American West when capturing renegade horses from the hills above the homestead served as training ground for extraordinary horsemanship. It documents the life of the outstanding girl who outrode them all at stampedes and roundups and the woman she became, her spirit undaunted throughout a life marked with courage and adventure, triumph and heartache.
Born on a Montana homestead in 1887, at the age of two, Fannie Sperry declared "I gonna catch me a white-face horsie." A remarkable woman who became a world champion, she raced thoroughbreds with a women's relay team known as the Montana Girls, twice won the title of Lady Bucking Horse Champion of the World, rode with Buffalo Bill Cody and other top western performers, became the first woman in the state of Montana to be granted an outfitters license, and was named a charter member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

About Marvine, Dee

Dee Marvine spent fifteen years in Chicago as a corporate and magazine writer/editor before she moved to Montana to devote her time full time to writing. Her first book, Last Chance, a historical novel set in 1875 Montana, was nominated by Western Writers of America for their 1994 Best First Novel award. Her second novel, Sweet Grass, was published in 2003, and she has also written short stories, articles, and poetry. A member of Western Writers of America and a founding member of Women Writing the West, she is a former resident of Big Timber, Montana, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.