Ponies West

Ponies West
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A True American Adventure

A throwback to the classic Old West adventure book—Ponies West is the true story of two Connecticut cowboys who dared to set the modern-day world record by crossing the continental United States on horseback in 1986. On the ride of their lives many considered impossible—Jeff and his best friend Chet were pursued by buffalo, attacked by Dobermans, harassed (and helped) by police, protected by Hell’s Angels, and chased through Yellowstone National Park while playing hide-and-seek with a posse of park rangers like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

A tale of perseverance and grit, humor and heart, Ponies West is also a poignant reflection on the passing of Jeff’s riding partner and best friend, Chet. They took the trip because they were searching for something more out of life—and they found it by riding across America on its back roads. On the way, they met people from all walks of life, and rediscovered what a lot of Americans tend to forget—there are good people all over who are willing to give you the shirt off their backs. Can you believe those with the least gave the most?


Jeff Pappas is a successful entrepreneur with many years of starting and growing businesses. He lives in Nevada with his wife and sons. This is his first book.

Murphy Hooker is an award-winning coauthor and ghostwriter, including two books for New York Times bestselling authors, and a book Forbes magazine called "the Top Entrepreneurial Book of 2017."

by Jeff Pappas with Murphy Hooker
Trade paperback - 6 x 9 x .8
338 Pages
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
PETS / Horses
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
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