Howdy! I’m Chip Schweiger, The Cowboy Accountant™, and I sure am glad you’re here to join me on this journey through the American West, the cowboy way of life, and the stories of those who are living it. You might be wondering why I started this blog. Well, in my professional travels from the horse country of California, to Texas, to the vast open ranges of Colorado and Wyoming, through Utah and Nevada, and back home to Texas again, I have been fortunate to learn about the unique history of the American West.
The American West and the cowboy way
The more I learned about the men and women who work the ranches of the American West, the more I learned about the true ideals of the American cowboy: a celebration of the western way of life, the positive impact the ways of the cowboy can have on modern society, a recognition of the authentic partnership between a horse and rider, and the common bond of mankind coming together around these ideals.
When I write about cowboys, it’s either about the cowboys of the old west or the cowboys and cowgirls of today. You see, cowboy is a state of mind of authenticity and grit and compassion. And, in a world that needs more cowboys, I use the term as a compliment to the men and women I am fortunate to encounter.
Ride along with me, mi amigo
So, here you can learn about the unique history of the American West, the ways and wisdom of the cowboy, and what we can learn from how these American heroes go about providing food for the world while preserving the legacy of the American West. Cowboys have the coolest gear and gadgets, so we’ll talk about those too!
I’m a full-time CPA and a part-time cowboy, and when I’m not practicing accounting in my own CPA firm, I can usually be found horseback on my Hancock-bred mare, Whiskey. I welcome you to read about my journey as a horseman, with horsemanship tips for you in your journey.
All of this with the hope that together we can continue to preserve, protect, and promote the legacy of the working cowboy and our unique western heritage.
I’m very honored to have you here, mi amigo, and hope you’ll ride with me.