National Day of the Cowboy

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As some of you may know, today is the 10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy.  It’s recognized by the United States Congress,  to encourage people to observe the day with appropriate activities and ceremonies.  Well, it is July after all, and I’d be willing to bet that most cowboys are cutting hay, fixing fence, or maybe they are entered in a rodeo.

Really it may just as well be another day.  Though, I have to admit, I get a little pride in knowing that “we” have a “day”.


A Good DayEveryday I’m proud of the reality that I was blessed to grow up in the West, with a dad that loved ranching and horses.  That my family is rich in cowboy heritage, from world champion bronc riders, to a grandma that thought the most beautiful animal was a momma cow. I don’t ever take for granted the lifestyle that we are blessed to live.  But today, I do hold my head a little higher.  Seems silly…I know.   But, I’d love to hear from you in honor of this great day.  What does being a cowboy mean to you?

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About Jessie Salter

Horses have been a part of my life since I can remember. Riding with my Dad as a youngster was what I lived for. There was nothing better than working cows, or racing my dad across an alfalfa field. It seems I never grew out...

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