A Cowboy’s Life

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a real-life cowboy or cowgirl on the open range? What would it be like to spend hours in the saddle, spanning miles of plains, or brush-popping through valleys and hillsides no matter the weather?

From the comfort of our lounge chairs, it’s easy to romanticize about the life of the rugged men and women who work the ranches, tend the cattle and ride horses for a living. But strip away your cushioned chairs, turn off the heater or air conditioning, get outside and actually ride a horse in the conditions they have to and you’ll get a much better appreciation of what their life really is.

The plains can be lonesome and huge. A cowboy or cowgirl would have to be the type person who doesn’t mind his or her own company. He might even talk to his horse for companionship.

Out on the range or in the mountains, a cowboy probably doesn’t have cell phone reception (egads!). If he’s by himself and gets bitten by a rattle snake, he’s on his own to seek medical help. If he falls off his horse and breaks a leg, he could be out of luck.

A cowboy’s work could be during the heat of the summer, the chill of the winter or in the middle of a blinding storm. His work is never done and you could find him out on the range at sun down, maybe pulling an all-nighter with a sick animal.

Don’t you just love cowboys and cowgirls who are rugged enough to handle all those conditions and still want to go out on a Friday night and dance and drink with their buddies? God Bless the cowboys and cowgirls of the world!

Come to the UGLY STICK SALOON where cowboys and cowgirls come to play:
Sex Ed
Boots and Chaps
Boots and Leather
Dirty Tricks: One Up On You
Dirty Tricks: Two Can Play That Game
Dirty Tricks: Three’s a Charm
Dirty Tricks: Four Play

Dirty Tricks: Five-Second Seduction

Dirty Tricks: Six Degrees of Desperation

About Myla Jackson

Twenty years of livin' and lovin' on a South Texas ranch raising horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus left an indelible impression on Myla Jackson, one she likes to instill in her red-hot stories. Myla pens wildly sexy, fun adventures of all genres including historical westerns, medieval tales, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormal beasties of all shapes and sexy sizes. When she's not wrangling words from her computer she's out snow-skiing, boating, riding her ATV or spending time with her family. She lives in the tree-covered hills of Northwest Arkansas with her husband of 20 years and her muses— the human-wanna-be canines—Chewy and Sweetpea. To learn more about Myla Jackson and her stories visit her website at www.mylajackson.com.
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3 Responses to A Cowboy’s Life

  1. Eileen says:

    to answer your question YES I do! I find it amazing that people have to be connected ALL the time. I love your pictures. They are so beautiful.
    It is ashame that people have to stay connected. there is a commercial I’ve seen lately of 4 men on vacation looking for cell reception in the woods. When they finally NOT get reception they decide THAT is where they want to camp. It is good when you disconnect for awhile.

  2. Kathy Lewis says:

    Great blog. I’m gonna mosey on over to the Ugly Stick Saloon and pick up a hunky lonesome cowboy for myself.

  3. ELF says:

    Incredibly hard work but you definitely get a chance to see the beauties of Mother Nature up close and personal. Thanks for the thought-provoking post and the beautiful pictures.

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