I can hear Current River Cry: Her Story

I can hear Current River Cry: Her Story

A Young Girl’s Story of Growing Up on the Current River My beautiful mother, Judy Maggard Stewart, was born and raised on the upper current river.  The first time she took me down the river in a canoe I was six months old.  In addition, Sundays were church and...
Where to Eat in Eminence Missouri

Where to Eat in Eminence Missouri

Voted Missouri’s Best Sporting Town Three Years in a Row Do you love hanging outdoors?  Horseback riding, floating, hiking, or hunting? As Missouri’s Best Sporting Town 3 years in a row in Sports A Field Magazine, Eminence Missouri is a definite horse and...
Let’s talk about your Cinch

Let’s talk about your Cinch

Let’s talk about your Cinch A common question I get in the saddle shop is “what kind of girth or cinch works best?”.  Well, there are many different types of cinches out there, so for this discussion we will discuss the three main categories. ...
Love, Friendship & Random Acts of Kindness

Love, Friendship & Random Acts of Kindness

It is Bow and Arrow Day… Or I am sure that is how my little cowboys would really like to see it, instead of all love and mushy gushy right.  But what do I want Valentine’s day to be about?  I have decided love, friendship and random acts of kindness. I...
How to save money on your favorite Twisted X shoes

How to save money on your favorite Twisted X shoes

Would you like to save $30.00 on the Western Industries best selling casual shoe by Twisted X Boots? Well, if you are a female that wears size 9 or under you certainly can receive those savings (so keep reading), but maybe you are a guy.  Here is your opportunity to...
Do you love Cactus? Top 10 Cactus Gift Ideas

Do you love Cactus? Top 10 Cactus Gift Ideas

Do you love Cactus? Cactus is definitely in right now!  You can find it in home decor, on our clothes and in the baby section.  Heck you can even find them on your cell phone case.  And I have to admit, I kind of love that.  Cactus are a little bit western and a...
Straight from the Horses Mouth…or Horses Teeth

Straight from the Horses Mouth…or Horses Teeth

Is your horse talking to you? A common problem that people have when they come into the shop is Bits.  They are looking to purchase a new bit, because their horse slings their head or fights getting bridled.  The first question I have is have you had their horses...
Get Inspired, Find Calmness, & Organize the Kitchen

Get Inspired, Find Calmness, & Organize the Kitchen

How to Organize the Kitchen or Freshen it up I don’t know about you guys but we spend a lot of time in our kitchen.  We have people over all the time!  It is kind of like a revolving door at our house.  That said, we congregate around our kitchen island.  And if...

Top 5 Cowboy Specialist blog posts: 2017 in Review

2017 marks the beginning of the Cowboy Specialist blog and it has been a fun ride.  The adventure began when I received an email about taking an online course, Elite Blog Academy.  It has truly been an adventure and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.  So with...
How we got 40,000.00 Out of Debt

How we got 40,000.00 Out of Debt

How we got rid of $40,000.00 worth of debt First, my brother in-law totaled our business truck, which we owed $25,000.00 on.  We didn’t want to lose our truck, but we did.  Then we realized we had an oppurtunity.  We decided not to replace it immediatly.  We...
Gifts For Her…Horse Lovin’ Country Cowgirl Gift Ideas!

Gifts For Her…Horse Lovin’ Country Cowgirl Gift Ideas!

Country, Horse Lovin’, Cowgirl Gift Ideas: Gifts for Her Do you struggle with what to buy the special women in your life?  Are they cowgirls, horse lovers or country girls at heart?  Well, the women in my life are salt of the earth country girls, horse and...
Favorite Western New Year Cowboy Resolutions

Favorite Western New Year Cowboy Resolutions

Cowboy & Cowgirl New Year Resolutions It is a new year, a clean slate, fresh beginnings in the air and new year resolutions on our mind…cowboy resolutions that is!  Horse people are just a bit different don’t you think?  I tend to think so, we have...
How to get better sleep when you are in pain

How to get better sleep when you are in pain

Sleep better than you have in years Are you in pain?  Do you suffer from old sports, horse related or rodeo injuries?  Are you looking for a way to sleep better at night?  Well, maybe we can solve the pain and get you a better nights sleep on top of it! Ryan has not...
Making a silver cuff bracelet: Hand Engraving

Making a silver cuff bracelet: Hand Engraving

Hand Engraving Do you know what it looks like when someone is hand engraving a metal piece?  How do they get those bright cuts and designs?  Well, you are in for a treat! A typical day at the shop consists of making leather goods and silver products.  Often, Ryan is...
The first steps to finding your favorite bit

The first steps to finding your favorite bit

Finding Your Favorite Bit So your struggling to find your favorite bit?  Maybe you have tried several different kinds? But you still aren’t getting the results you are looking for. According to Al Dunning (horse trainer), in a recent live Facebook video, a great...
Take Time To Ride: Even During The Busy Holidays

Take Time To Ride: Even During The Busy Holidays

Ride This Holiday The holidays are upon us.  So, first and foremost, let’s not forget the reason we really celebrate the season.  Next, lets slow things down and make time for family and riding, which are very important to us and our holiday mental well being. ...
How to overcome allergies: When you are allergic to your horse

How to overcome allergies: When you are allergic to your horse

What do you do when you suffer from horse allergies and you love your horse? Why do you ride? I like to think I ride because it is relaxing (and it brings me closer to my family).  What is more wonderful than exploring beautiful country from the back of a horse? You...
How to ride a horse: simply stated.

How to ride a horse: simply stated.

How to ride a horse: through the eyes of a six year old. Simply stated, even though this is an explanation from a six year old horse rider, everything is actually spot on and true.  Therefore, I couldn’t resist sharing how to ride a horse.  I hope you enjoy it...
Top 10 Gift Ideas For Your Cowboy

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Your Cowboy

Cowboy Gift Ideas: For the hard to shop for Cowboy Do you struggle with what to buy the special men in your life?  Are they  cowboys or  cowboys at heart?  Well, the men in my life are cowboys and cowboys at heart.  So, I decided to share some of the ideas I have come...
Skip These Mistakes and Take Control Of Your Business Dreams

Skip These Mistakes and Take Control Of Your Business Dreams

You Control Your Business Dreams With all businesses come successes and failures, some big and some small.  Our adventure owning a business in the Western Industry has brought us just that, success and failure.  We hope you can skip these mistakes and take control of...
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