If You Think…You Shouldn’t Be A Cowboy

If you think you need a lunch break, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think all the bad horses have already been ridden, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think 50 miles of dirt road followed by 107 miles of pavement is too far to (ask your wife to) drive for groceries, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think two or three circles in one day are too many, you shouldn’t be a cowboy…at the TS. (Hi, Woody!)

If you think you have too much silver on your saddle, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think you need a week-long paid vacation each year, you shouldn’t be a cowboy…anywhere except Maggie Creek. Those guys have it MADE!

If you think you have too many bridle outfits, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think gun fights in dirt road towns died with Wyatt Earp, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think cell phone service is a necessity, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think you’re too good to drive a water truck, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think horses should be tied to the fence while you sort cattle afootback, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think horses don’t deserve a scoop of oats while you saddle in the morning, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think some guys rope too much, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

If you think this doesn't look like a good start to your work day, you shouldn't be a cowboy.

If you think this doesn’t look like a good start to your work day, you shouldn’t be a cowboy.

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About Jolyn Young

I grew up in California, way up north near the Oregon border. My family raised commercial Herefords long enough to get me hooked on cowboying, for better or for worse, but not for prosperity. I met my husband, Jim, when we were working for neighboring ranches in North Fork, Nevada. We fell in love, got married and had a baby - kind of in that order. We now live on the O RO Ranch in northern Arizona, where Jim works as a cowboy and I take care of our two kids and write a blog and various freelance assignments. I love the Lord and credit Him with all my victories and accomplishments. More important than anything I accomplish or don't accomplish, though, is the eternal salvation of my soul that believing in Jesus promises me. Thanks for your time. Have a great day!
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6 Responses to If You Think…You Shouldn’t Be A Cowboy

  1. Cheri says:

    Ha! Love this. Eating lunch right now at 2pm! After feeding cows, getting 2 limpers in. Checking heifers, home to eat. Back out to haul hay. Etc. etc!
    Cheri

  2. Tim Rask says:

    Wonder how many people who read this are trying to figure out what the TS is?

  3. lapd12143 says:

    Excellent observation.

  4. Ben Rudnick says:

    My Grand father owned the ORO, VVV and OX ranchs back in the 40s. Ben Rudnick.
    My father, Marcus Rudnick worked these ranches for the short time my Grandfather owned them..

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