Wyoming Cowgirls Part 2
- February 2, 2018
- Tiffany Schwenke
In Wyoming Cowgirls Part 1, I laid out some history about Wyoming being the Equality State, because it was the first state to give women equal rights, and also how it is known as the Cowboys State. Now I’m excited to tell you about a few special modern day Wyoming Cowgirls! These ladies work alongside the men outside all day long and take care of their families all at the same time.
The first two I am about to tell you about are actually a mother and her grown daughter who both exemplify what real Wyoming Cowgirls are!
Dianne Boroff was raised on a ranch in western Wyoming where she started breaking colts at a young age for neighbors. She was one of the only girls to be let into the branding pen to rope. She married her husband and lives about a mile from where she was raised. She has never held an outside job, but is well know in the area for her cowboy skills and for making awesome chaps and bridles. Later she started making a few saddles for friends and family. She was a full time ranch wife, riding from dawn till dusk and always serving a good meal for those that helped. She managed 1500 head of yearlings on a neighbors ranch. Today, she is partially retired, riding for friends and neighbors whenever she gets the chance, and still roping in the branding pen.
Mandy Frank was raised on her family ranch at the foot of the Wyoming Range. She is the 4th generation on the ranch. In the summers Mandy and her mom (Dianne Boroff) would also run a neighbors place that ran 1500 head of yearlings, plus make a little extra cash by starting some colts. Mandy married her husband Tom in 2009 and became a wife and mother on a ranch where she rides horses chasing cows and kids!! Mandy shares so many beautiful photos she has taken of her cute little family out cowboyin’! Check out her photos here.
I think it is a special treat to get on Facebook everyday and see what Mandy and her crew have been up to that day. Some people don’t like social media, but I think it is awesome that so many of us who live so far from anywhere can connect and share what we have been working on out in the hills.
Knowing there is still hard working Wyoming Cowgirls like Mandy Frank out there working and raising their kids in this lifestyle gives me hope for the future.
Please check back for Wyoming Cowgirls Part 3 so you can read about Codi Gines and Alecia Scolari!
About Tiffany Schwenke
My family has been ranching and raising horses for over 100 years. We raise, train, and market AQHA horses at North Four Mile Creek Horse Ranch. We produce the annual event WYO WILD RIDE RANCH RODEO. I am a wife and a mother to 3 amazing...