First Edition. Bip Pares dustjacket art. An unusual novel about champion bronco and rodeo riders, "the gypsylike wanderings of the riders from Salinas to Calgary. In the words of the Stampede announcer, See the West, folks, and Grey Sage coming out of Chute Number One on Widow Maker". The modern West where rodeos have replaced the round-up and dude ranches cater to Eastern visitors. Grey Sage had always wanted to own a homestead and be a real part of the great rangeland but, discouraged with the lonely struggle, he drifted to the annual Stampede at Arapahoe and overnight found himself a champion bronc rider. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chip at lower spine end and top rear panel.