New? Welcome to Cowboy Specialist…Start Here!

New? Welcome to Cowboy Specialist…Start Here!

 Our mission is to entertain, educate, inspire and share the adventures of our crazy western life.  First of all, you might want to start reading on our about page.  There you will learn how cowboy specialist got started.  Then you might want to venture over to our...
8 Fall Western Rustic Decor Ideas

8 Fall Western Rustic Decor Ideas

8 Fall Western & Rustic Decor Ideas Doesn’t the fall of the temperature and the rustle of leaves just make you want to decorate your whole house in Fall Western & Rustic Decor?  Well, it sure does me.  In addition, it also makes me want to wear...
How to Budget for a Horse

How to Budget for a Horse

Do you need to know how to do a horse budget? Here are some things to consider!  I’m sure you already know that horses can be an expensive hobby, but how expensive are horses really?  Can I fit a horse into my budget?  How do I make a horse budget?  Well, we are...
Allergy Free Cooking: Have Food Allergies Taken Over Your Life?

Allergy Free Cooking: Have Food Allergies Taken Over Your Life?

Have Food Allergies Taken Over Your Life? It really feels like the last year our family has come to the realization that we have food allergies!  First it was the milk….my oldest son was constantly having digestive issues.  Absolutely no fun!  Then we realized...
Lets Talk Saddle Trees

Lets Talk Saddle Trees

Saddle Trees Most saddles, but not all, are made with the base.  The base of most saddles is a saddle tree.  First, there are a few different types of trees that saddle makers use in their saddles.  In this article, we are going to go over the different kinds of...
Big Bass Fish Boots: The hottest new trend in cowboy boots

Big Bass Fish Boots: The hottest new trend in cowboy boots

The hottest new trend in Cowboy Boots: Big Bass Big bass you say?  What are you talking about?  You want me to wear fish on my feet?  YES!  Pirarucu Big Bass Fish is the trending hide for Texas made cowboy boots these days. What are Pirarucu Bass? Pirarucu Big Bass...
Get Walking and Healthy in the Saddle

Get Walking and Healthy in the Saddle

Want to get in shape for riding season this fall? Maybe you don’t like to work out.  Maybe you have bad knees or maybe you are just really out of shape.  We’ve all been there at one time or another.  maybe your idea of riding is sitting on your horse in...
Carlee Thomure: Living Her Barrel Racing Dream

Carlee Thomure: Living Her Barrel Racing Dream

Do you dream of barrel racing? Whether you do or not, I will tell you that Carlee Thomure of Racing Roan Designs does dream of barrel racing!  And I had the pleasure of getting personal with her about horses, riding and life, and learning a little about her world!  I...
Where to SHOP in Eminence Missouri: Shop Eminence

Where to SHOP in Eminence Missouri: Shop Eminence

The best shopping places in Eminence Missouri: Shop Eminence Are you visiting Eminence Missouri in the near future and want to know where to shop?  Let’s shop Eminence!  Eminence is located in southern Missouri right in the heart of the Ozarks.  You might also...
Its time to let your bedroom get a little western

Its time to let your bedroom get a little western

Looking to have a western bedroom? Do you want to bring the wild west into your room?  Maybe a vintage western or modern cowhide look would do the trick to upgrade your bedroom.  Well, I think it is high time to let things get a little western, especially since I...
Lets talk Mule Saddles

Lets talk Mule Saddles

Lets talk mule saddles I have seen the topic of mule saddles turn into a heated debate a lot.  I had some Mule Riders come in today and they asked my opinion on the subject.  In my experience, there is no way to make one tree fit all mules, just like there is no way...
Canoe Rentals on the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers

Canoe Rentals on the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers

So who are you going to canoe, raft, tube/kayak with this summer on the Current and Jack’s Fork Rivers? Well, if you keep reading I will tell you who!  You have tons of options on these rivers and they are all really great people!  In fact, I have located 8...
Boots that won’t Break the Bank: Save on Budget Friendly Boots

Boots that won’t Break the Bank: Save on Budget Friendly Boots

What are the best budget friendly boots on the market these days? You want a new pair of boots- for heaven sakes you have duck taped the ones you wear everyday, because you just haven’t given up on them. Am I right?  But you just don’t have a ton to spend...
Shop Green: Saving the earth one pair of shoes at a time

Shop Green: Saving the earth one pair of shoes at a time

Are you in the market to Shop Eco Green? I’m not going to lie, I’ve said it before, green is my favorite color!  It is the color of spring and the outdoors, and I love it.  I also love the idea of saving the earth and taking care of our land.  Eco is the...
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...
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