The ABCs of roping and riding for young girls. Young gals will learn all they really need to know with this high-spirited, fast-talking alphabet book. The important skills include how to measure a horse, heel a cow, eat a Johnny cake, and read a brand. Life’s not all hoe-downs and rodeos, though. Being a cowgirl is hard work, but being smarter and tougher than the boys is what gals do best.