Charles Marion Russell, also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and “Kid” Russell, was an American artist of the … Continue reading Why Charlie Russell is the Most Influential Western Artist of All Time
Shortly after the Civil War, settlers began westward settlement to new lands and new opportunities, and with it, cowboys began … Continue reading A Day For Cowboys
The practice of branding cattle is ancient. It is, in fact, older that Jesus Christ himself. What we know of … Continue reading What You Should Know About Cattle Brands
If you’ve ever watched a western movie, no doubt you will recognize a cowboy by their ten gallon hat, the … Continue reading Is That A Wild Rag Around Your Neck, Cowboy?
If you’ve ever wondered what cowboys would eat on the open range, you’ve come to the right place. Unlike the … Continue reading What Did Cowboys Eat?
Most of us can easily recognize a cowboy by his hat, spurs, and the saddled horse from which he swings … Continue reading A Cowboy’s Lariat
Head to any small county in Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, or basically anywhere in the West and Northwest, … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Rodeo
The cattle drives of the old west were as important as anything in the westward expansion of the United States … Continue reading The Outrider
Dennis Webb manages the Rocker b Ranch in Barnhart, Texas. In one of those situations only understood by, but treasured by, grandsons and granddads, Dennis’ grandson Jake calls him “Hat.” In his narrative, and in his words, Dennis gives us the gift of sharing his best memories from his work as a cowboy… Continue reading Hat’s Memories
A few weeks back I spent some time at a rodeo. And, while being a spectator and fan of rodeo … Continue reading What Makes a Cowboy?