Showing posts from December, 2016

Cattle and Technology

I Can't Be That Old :Many years ago when the computer first landed in school classrooms I made a comment that has comeback to haunt me." Why do I need to learn that, what good will that do me on the back of a horse " Well, now that happened nearly thirty years ago and look how far we have come with technology. It was about seventeen years ago I finally got a Mobile phone and traded in my "beeper" / "pager", what a beating that was trying to find a phone before the third page with 911 on the end. Some of you will get that?  There are kids today who have never heard a dial tone, or got chance to get tangled up in the 50ft cord on the kitchen wall phone. 
Now days you have electronic ear tags, GPS, cattle management computer programs, and the computer tablet you can carry in your pocket. A lot of the larger cattle operations are very technologically advanced than they were less than ten years ago. With the new computer systems…

Cattle Drives, Cowtown, and Boarding houses!

Looking for that old west cowboy atmosphere and don't have a time machine yet?
Fort Worth Texas Historic stockyards is the place for you to go in the present day. 
Catch the longhorn cattle drive threw the original brick street past plenty historic buildings, bars, and old wooden holding pen. There is a lot of original old west history to see while walking around then top it off with some rodeo action in the worlds first indoor rodeo arena Stockyards Coliseum. I could spend all day rambling about everything to see and do but what fun is that,get off your butt and head to the Fort. Worth Stockyards for your next weekend getaway. There are plenty of hotels to stay in to fit your budget, but if you want the old days boarding house experience there are a few that will set you back in the 1800's.

                                       { Pictured The Historic Stonehouse Hotel 2401 Ellis Ave FT. Worth, Texas }

Nightlife, well of course what would the stockyards be without live …


PBR World Champion Bucking Bull will now receive a $100,000 bonus; Top bull at PBR World Finals to receive a $25,000 bonus In preparing for the 2017 Built Ford Tough Series season, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced several changes affecting the PBR World Champion Bucking Bull, the PBR Bull of the Finals, and PBR Stock Contractor of the Year. The changes will result in an increase of $125,000 in year-end prize money available to PBR stock contractors. These changes are part of the PBR’s continuing effort to develop the sport and its athletes by regularly reviewing its rules and procedures. These changes will go into effect immediately, starting with the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden, Jan. 6-8 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. World Championship Bucking Bull (WCBB) The PBR World Champion Bucking Bull, the most prestigious honor a bucking bull can receive, will now receive a $100,000 bonus. Changes in the awarding of this honor include: · All bulls that c…

Do Rodeo Fans Actually Support The Sport?

With multiple associations, lawsuits and controversy do rodeo fans still support the sport?

In today's time social media takes the forefront in advertising, why just think the amount of time spent staring at your phone during the day. Companies have gotten wise to the trends and have found ways to gain advertising numbers with a simple post of : like, share, and tags friends to win. Simple but effective these contest and giveaways put companies in front of more like minded people than the random newspaper and TV ad. Think of a horse product companies post then you tag your horse friends, now you 
are hitting your target audience as they repeat.

One of the many things I speak about during my social media talks to the people is promotion and censoring yourself for potential sponsors. Everyone has opinions on lots of hot topics, but is that what your fans want to see? Ranting about politics, religion, and relationship issues is not want your fans what to see daily. You have to know tha…

2016 Champion Barrel Racer Mary Burger


2016 Champion Team Ropers Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler !


2016 NFR Champion Tie Down Roper Tyson Durfey


Bonnie Caught Up With "Junior Nogueira" All around Winner!


Bonnie Caught Up With 2016 Saddle Bronc Champion Zeke Thurston NFR 2016