As many of you have surmised, I’m not a Western rider. I don’t have anything silver on my sissy endurance saddle, I don’t wear Wranglers – I wear stretchy tights eegads, I haven’t ever worn a Western hat but I do wear a helmet and I don’t own even one Quarter Horse.
But, I loooove the Western culture.
Put me on a Boardwalk in some dusty cowtown filled with Western art, leather furniture, carved wood tables, handmade headstalls, glinting silver and a few real cowboys and … I’m IN! I’d look totally out of place but I’d hang out until they kicked me out. I’d bury my face on an animal print chair in some log framed lodge and breath it all in.
Anyway, my point is that I gravitate towards Westerny stuff, even though you’d never think it to look at me.
SO, THE MAGAZINE ‘AMERICAN COWBOY’… (no affiliation)
One of the things I like about the Western States Horse Expo that I attend every year, is that there is a magazine booth that offers great deals on subscriptions if you bundle. I like to bundle so it is perfect for me.
Last year, I bundled several horsey magazines. One of them was AMERICAN COWBOY.
While I was at the gityermagazine booth, I didn’t even look through it. I just kinda thought the cover was nice and that maybe I would find some nice photos or artwork inside. I figured I’d have not much in common with the mag since I perceived it to be about meat and spurs or something like that.
Lo and Behold, when the magazine showed up, I flipped through it and was so shocked! – I was totally wrong! It was well written, diverse, had beautiful photography, elegant ads and was marketed to the traditional cowboy/girl who had transitioned into the 21st century.
I really enjoy it!
So, since it is Sunday and I have time to peruse it, I thought I’d bring you along for the ride!
AMERICAN COWBOY – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012
I’m just going to post articles I liked so you can get a tidbit of what is generally inside one of these mags…
THANKS FOR HANGING WITH ME AND READING A MAGAZINE TOGETHER! So perfect for a Sunday…!
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