I'm not a big fan of Mark Rashid. First, I don't think he's much of a writer. Second, he changes the name of all the people in his books. This makes me think that maybe he hasn't done some of the things he says or they didn't happen like he said they did. Finally, I've been in some of the same situations and sometimes what he says happens just doesn't ring true to me. I wouldn't go so far as to say he's a phony but I think there are better horsemen to learn from than him.
There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill