compiled by Ally Boglioli, Lauren Feldman, Kyle Glazier, Will Grant, Todd Hartley, Nathan Solheim, Matt Villano, and Bob Welch
God bless the fly-over states! Rural America has never been more attractive. Family values still thrive here, and the wide open vistas and clean air are good for the soul. Here are 20 counties (and fun towns nearby) to call home—places with room for horses, cattle, and big dreams.
Ladies first, take off your hat when you're inside, and mind that you say "ma'am" and "sir." With an emphasis on respect, safety, and plain 'ole good manners, the rules of cowboy etiquette have been handed down through the generations.
There's a saying that goes "If you're lucky enough to have horses, you're lucky enough." I completely agree. Every day I ride or even just hang out with my horses, I consider myself blessed. A few weeks ago, I asked our Facebook readers what they loved most about these amazing animals, and here were some of my favorite responses:
story by: Roger Edison
The Academy of Western Artist gathered on February 2, 2013 for their annual Awards banquet recognizing the special achievement of various different western artist. One of the Award categories, is the Garnet Brooks Chuck Wagon Award which was presented to Shirley Richardson, of Bryson, Texas as the 2012 Chuck Wagon of the Year recipient.
Shirley Richardson, AWA Chuckwagon of the Year