Take a Good Look Around by James C. Wofford, is a book about life in the outdoors. Readers who are used to his books on training horses will find a new side of the author, a side that has rarely surfaced until the publication of this, his latest work. The book is based on the author's experiences as a lifelong trainer of horses and as an avid hunter and fisherman. It includes descriptions of the Olympics, accounts of hair-raising experiences in Alaska, and stories of hunting all over the country . . . all told from the author's humorous point of view. Horse lovers will find a great deal in this book to interest them, and lovers of the outdoors will find Wofford's accounts of fishing and hunting amusing, interesting, and often poignant.
James C. (Jim) Wofford was born and raised on a horse farm in Milford, Kansas. He is a graduate of the Culver Military Academy and the School of Business at the University of Colorado. Wofford, a three-time Olympian, has spent his life with horses, and is one of the best-known Eventing trainers in the world today. A member of both the United States Eventing Association and the Culver Military Academy Hall of Fame, Wofford trains at his farm in Upperville, Virginia, and travels extensively teaching and giving clinics. Widely sought after as a clinician and coach, Wofford is equally well known as an author. He is the author of three acclaimed titles, Training the 3-Day Event Horse and Rider, Gymanstics: Systematic Training of the Jumping Horse, and 101 Tips on Eventing. Beginning with the 1972 Olympics, Wofford has served as the color commentator for many national and international broadcasts. His most recent commentaries were during the NBC coverage of the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany and the 2006 NBC Rolex Championship.