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:
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