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Under the Wire

Oh, the life of a cowboy

 

March 23, 2022



To most of the world the cowboy symbolizes unspoiled freedom. Whether a ranch cowboy trotting across the hills on his horse or a rodeo cowboy “going down the road”, he represents to most what they’d love to be themselves ... wild, free, unchained, unconnected to the world’s restraints.

Yea, right.

Even the word “cowboy” has taken on a second meaning. It can also mean a renegade, loose canon, a non-conformist. Let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth.

Let’s take the rodeo cowboy for a moment. Camper on his pickup, horse in the trailer, nothing to worry ab...



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