How One Attitude Adjustment Can Change Everything

December 29, 2014

Two of the greatest traits a cowboy can possess are doing a job right the first time and amnesia.There is nothing more frustrating than having to do a job two, three, or even four times or more. Cowboys learn early on that it is so much easier doing a job right the first time. We […]

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The Best Christmas Cowboy Poetry You’ll Find

December 25, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS by Ty Weber The cowboy rode out from his camp, one cold December eve, His green broke colt was mad at him, can you believe? It didn’t want to leave the camp, its buddies and its hay, It didn’t seem to care that they weren’t done with work that day. The cold […]

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You Have to Choose to Be Brave

November 4, 2014

It was one of those days that a dad will remember for the rest of his life. I thought it would be remembered as the first time my son and I rode together in Colorado, but it turned out to be much more than that. My son wanted to pick up the pace a little […]

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Two Easy Ways to Get Rid of Complaining Forever

October 3, 2014

I rode up horseback into the mountains (Rocky Mountains) last week for the very first time. It was one of the most beautiful, and even dangerous, experiences of my life.I will be the first to say that I wasn’t prepared. My pride kept me from calling folks who had the correct equipment and I know […]

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Saying What the Others Won’t

September 9, 2014

I was at a rodeo one time and watched a couple of people walking along and having a good time. They were visiting and laughter could be heard in between the announcer calling out team roping times and who was up next. What could go wrong in this situation? How could such a peaceful day […]

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You’ll Never Call Shotgun Again

August 12, 2014

Nobody calls shotgun on a ranch. That is the position that has to open the gate. And if you’ve never had to walk up to a wire gate and open it while three or four cowboys watch, then you’ve sure missed out on a humbling experience. A gate will either be too loose or too tight. […]

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The Key to Finding What You Are Looking For

August 1, 2014

We came down the hill with a bunch of mamas and babies. By this time, the younger and weaker babies are at the back of the herd. Coming through a wire gate, we decided to take one tired baby calf and tie him down gently so he wouldn’t have to cross the small creek that […]

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Was Blind, But Now I See (My Horse)

July 24, 2014

I was the new guy on the Rocker B Ranch near Big Lake, Texas. I was there long before you started seeing the ranch show up in Western Horseman and cowboys posing at the pens. I was there before famous horse trainers were called in to ride the rough string…we did it ourselves. Unless you […]

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How To Take a Butt Chewing Like a Man

May 13, 2014

I was riding a horse named Atrevido. He was a bay colt that was as athletic a horse as I’d ever ridden. He’d already bucked me off several times and I wondered if this day would bring another round trip ticket to the ground and back into the saddle again. I was working on the […]

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“Just” Brotherly Love

May 8, 2014

I feel sorry for boys that don’t have brothers. Mainly because that means they don’t have any, or they have sisters. Well, now that I think about it, maybe brothers get the raw end of the deal. My brother never brought over all his girlfriends for a sleep over and we definitely weren’t spoiled like […]

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