Modern Cowboy

Dan Hillenbrand

The Cowboy is an iconic figure that represents a culture of freedom, courage, toughness, & individualism. Join Dan Hillenbrand as he explores why we are so captivated by the Cowboy in everything from folklore, movies, ranching, music, and rodeo to business & fashion.

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Great conversation with a true Patriot & my personal tax expert, Mark Kent owner North State Consultants. As told by Mark: Born in Yreka California, my family moved to Running Springs in Southern California till fourth grade, and from there we moved all over the state of California because of my Fathers work with Cal Trans. I have lived in every part of the state at one time of another.  I went to five different high schools Burlingame high, Hanford high, Yreka High, Happy Camp High and Graduated from Peninsula High in San Mateo. Went on to some college at CSM but most of what I have in education has come from hard fought battles in the real world, not academia.  I have been self Employed since I was seven years old. My first business was a worm farm. I went on to other various business, paper routes, played accordion in a Italian restaurant , projectionist in a movie theater, Pool service company, Licensed Timber Harvester, along with other logging related activities. I build split rail fences and sold wood by the cord. I was also employed by various government agencies included CDF as Timber Faller, USFS Fighting Fire, US Army as a Power Diesel Generation Mechanic, and the public works Department at the City of San Mateo.  I Started a Marble and Tile Delivery Service in the Bay Area in the early 80’s where I studied Law. Yes you heard that correct while driving delivery and being in the truck most of each day, instead of listen to music , I listened to Law and Taxation courses from various colleges including Cornell and Loyola just to name a few. So while driving delivery I listened and studied under America’s Greatest Law Professors. I referred to that old 1972 Chevy truck as my university on wheels or Commute U.   Somewhere in this time frame my Son was diagnosed with cancer and I had almost a million dollars in medical expenses that I had no idea how I was going to pay. So I started a tax preparation and consulting business, while also working for and tutoring under some very experience businessmen.  I have been very lucky to have had some amazing mentors and associates. Olympic weightlifter\tax Consultant, a Tax Attorney, Professional Baseball Player, Sales experts, Data analysts, all highly trained and motivated people. The best mentors I could find in their respective fields of expertise. They all contributed to my success in many different ways. I have completed so many courses on Law and Taxation it would be redundant to list them. So I like to say I went to the University of Hard knocks and earned a Degree in Results. I have been practicing in the field of Taxation for about thirty years now specializing in small business tax strategies. I also specialize in trouble shooting any problems concerning engagements with the IRS including but not limited to audits, collection, record keeping, entity selection and implementation. I have also been involved with, and helped set up and run several Not for profit corporations and associations. I currently host talk radio show on KCNR 1460 a local am station.    Resources: https://www.facebook.com/mark.e.kent.7 http://apps.kcnr1460.com/Show/archive/sovereign_minds (http://apps.kcnr1460.com/Show/archive/sovereign_minds) https://www.kcnr1460.com/ (https://www.kcnr1460.com/) https://aclj.org/government-corruption/exclusive-premiere-of-targeting-us-sekulow-ep-543-pt-1 (https://aclj.org/government-corruption/exclusive-premiere-of-targeting-us-sekulow-ep-543-pt-1) (https://aclj.org/government-corruption/exclusive-premiere-of-targeting-us-sekulow-ep-543-pt-1) Exclusive Premiere of ‘Targeting U.S.’ - Sekulow Ep. 543 pt. 1 - American Center for Law and Justice (https://aclj.org/government-corruption/exclusive-premiere-of-targeting-us-sekulow-ep-543-pt-1) Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s notes reveal the Obama Administration’s plot to take down President Trump and General Flynn. On...

Sep 16

50 min

ANDREA "KGB" LEE #9 Women's Flyweight Division • 11-4-0 (W-L-D) 2 kos - 4 submission - 5 decision Hometown - Lousiana USA Age 31 - Height 5' 6" - Weight 125 Fighting Style: Muay Thai UFC FLYWEIGHT FIGHTER Legacy FC World Flyweight Champion LFA World flyweight Champion 6x Invicta FC Vet 3 time World Muay Thai Champ 2 time N American Muay Thai and kickboxing champ 2 time Louisiana state Golden Gloves champ 2 time Southern Regional Golden Gloves Champ 2014 National Golden Gloves Champ 2x NAGA Absolute World champ 2x NAGA Absolute N. American Champ Undefeated in Pro Grappling (F2W productions) Judo black belt Kyokushin Black Belt Certified Kru Muay Relson Gracie brown belt Resources: https://www.instagram.com/andreakgblee/?hl=en Show Sponsors: www.thecowlot.com / @thecowlot www.canyoncoolers.com / @canyoncoolers www.itsjerky.com / @its.jerky Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Sep 9

34 min

Had a great time on the Podcast with Zach Rhodes, we covered many topics including current events. I love Zach's attitude & fortitude not only standing up for what his believes but also taking action to effect change. Enjoy! Zach was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. His love for horses started at an early age, through rodeo. He enjoys calf roping and team roping at amateur and pro rodeos, and has been an avid Cross Fit enthusiast for the last three years, competing in local competitions. It is Zach’s passion in the arena that led to his passion in equine dentistry and helping horses. Zach is a graduate of the Texas Institute of Equine Dentistry where he obtained his first certification. He has also worked under his great friend, and world renown Equine Dentist Randy Riedinger. He has worked on horses all over Oregon and California, for many renowned horsemen and horsewomen, including 3 x World Champion Heeler Jade Corkill. He has been practicing equine dentistry for 9 years now. He became certified through the IAED (International Association of Equine Dentistry) in 2017. He has devoted the last 8 years of his life to helping horse owners and their horses solve common eating and riding issues associated with the mouth. In 2018 he was appointed chairman of the IAED Government Relations Committee. Since 2014 Zach has been committed to restoring the horse owners right to choose, as well as protecting the livelihoods of all equine dentists throughout various states in the U.S. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/zachary_rhodes89/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/zachary_rhodes89/?hl=en) Show Sponsors: www.thecowlot.com / @thecowlot www.canyoncoolers.com / @canyoncoolers www.itsjerky.com / @its.jerky Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Sep 3

61 min

Really enjoyed my conversation with Garrett, he has a very cool job... Garrett Lacey is a Livestock Officer with the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Working in Southern Yavapai, Northern Maricopa, Northern Gila and Mohave County he has been with the Department for approximately 3.5 years. His Law Enforcement career started with Buckeye Police Department, shortly after he realized he could utilize my training to help protect the livestock industry.  Born and raised in Morristown, Arizona Garrett grew up in the family business doing pump and windmill working on many ranches throughout Arizona. He spent most of my free time helping on the family ranch outside of Wickenburg, Arizona.  At 17 he enlisted in the Army as a Military Police Officer and served as a Team Leader in the 855tMP Company for many years. He is currently in the process of re-classing to become a crew chief for the Blackhawk helicopter. He resides in Waddell, Arizona with his beautiful wife, Allie. Together they manage a small ranch located outside of Wickenburg, Arizona. Where they are focusing on bringing the quality of meat back to the market. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/sglacey/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/sglacey/?hl=en) Show Sponsors: www.thecowlot.com / @thecowlot www.canyoncoolers.com / @canyoncoolers www.perseveranceU.com / @perseveranceU Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Aug 24

33 min

Had a great time on the podcast with Josh... super down to earth, amazing artist, 100% legit Cowboy. “All grit and no quit.” These are the deeply rooted words that Josh Ward lives by to an absolute fault.  An anchored mindset that has led this Texas country music rising star from a drifter’s adolescence to the jeopardous game of the rodeo circuit to the punishing toil of the Texas oil fields, and on into the fickle arms of the music business. Some might argue whether it is having nine consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas under his belt that has garnered him staying power, or that he is killing it in the social media world with over 2 million views on YouTube and over 3 million streams globally on Spotify. Maybe it’s his 3 venerated album releases, or maybe because he can not only bat a full house on a 200 plus dates a year touring average, but also rope in crowds on a first time performance in an unfamiliar town. While impressive, all those distinctions can come and go in the world of music. The reason for his staying power turns out to be quite a simple one. And that is because Josh Ward is country music blood to bone, and both Josh Ward and country music are simply not going to go away. Josh spent 2017 heavily touring off the strength of his previous album “Holding Me Together.” All six radio singles hit the #1 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Chart and Ward quickly found himself going from opening act to the headlining spot in a matter of months. But in the midst of his growing popularity, he gladly bent the knee to fellow country music artist and comrade Cody Johnson who introduced Ward to his West Coast audiences. Getting the chance to be endorsed by Cody Johnson and perform at sold out shows in brand new markets is the kind of opportunity music artists chomp at the bit to have. When Ward and his band returned to those areas a few months later all by their lonesome, he simply could not have guessed at the reception he would encounter. “When we went back to the West Coast by ourselves, it was sold out shows. I was literally blown away.” It was at that very point while far away from his familiar stomping grounds in Texas with new fans slapping him on the back that Ward knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that his music was catching on in a big way.  The culmination of his radio success and his victories out on the road can easily be attributed to the actual man behind the music. In life, sometimes a person gets dealt a lean hand and has to choose his family from strangers along the way, people who make a conscious choice to take you under their wing and help guide you through life. Ward considers himself a very lucky man despite some rough teenage years. The love and support of his extended family and his chosen family was the concrete foundation he built his life on, and his fans are a big part of that. It’s why they are drawn to him through the speakers, because he is what he sings. It’s why they are drawn to him from the stage, because he’s an old friend who’s come back to visit. He’s the animated truth of all he stands for, a self-made family man who always has a welcome smile and an open spot in the family. To his loyal fans he feels he owes everything. “Words can’t describe the emotion that gets put into these runs and the work that we do. And these people pay their hard earned money to see it every night. Thank you. Every time I step on stage, you guys remind me that I have more than I deserve.” And so his brand new album, so aptly named, is Ward’s dedication to his growing family. “More Than I Deserve” marks Ward’s fourth full length album release and it will greet the fans on May 4, 2018. With the philosophy of “don’t fix what isn’t broken,” Ward went right back into the Rosewood studios where he recorded all his previous releases and joined producer Greg Hunt once again behind the board to create the next dimension of Josh Ward country music. The new album is 11 tracks strong featuring the signature...

Aug 12

88 min

Great conversation with Kenny talking about his life, music and all things Cowboy Shit. Love his music and everthing he is about be sure follow him on social media & spotify, iTunes etc... Kenny Feidler and The Cowboy Killers mix Feidler's dark and stormy cowboy lyrics with a heavy alt country sound. The songs draw largely on Feidler's years in Oklahoma, time spent on the highway and behind the chutes. Their shows overflow with the gravel of Feidler's vocals backed by a full on rock n roll band. As an independent artist, Feidler has built his following through a purely grass roots movement, home recordings and word of mouth. From playing music behind the bucking chutes and selling cds from the trunk of an old Cadillac to touring nationally and gaining listeners in 78 countries with over 30 Million streams and counting.   Resources: https://www.kennyfeidlermusic.com/ (https://www.kennyfeidlermusic.com/) https://www.instagram.com/kennyfeidler/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/kennyfeidler/?hl=en)  https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KqKN0tnaJWwsUfvxDLI1q?si=vIImY1fOSTeZEJTSShyCrw (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KqKN0tnaJWwsUfvxDLI1q?si=vIImY1fOSTeZEJTSShyCrw)  https://www.facebook.com/Kennyfeidlermusic/ (https://www.facebook.com/Kennyfeidlermusic/) Show Sponsors: www.perseveranceU.com / @perseveranceU www.thecowlot.com / @thecowlot www.canyoncoolers.com / @canyoncoolers Show Music: Blue Light Special & Try Not To Die By: Kenny Feidler “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Aug 4

56 min

Had a great time hanging out on the Podcast with Tyson Perez hope you enjoy our conversation... Tyson says, "I grew up in Hanford California a 4 sport athlete which included team roping. Born on a ranch in a small town I had a rope in my hand before I could walk. Completed in dummy ropings as a kid and started jackpoting around 8 years old. My love for basketball football and baseball pulled me away from team roping but the love for the sport was always there. graduated from Hanford high school. Pitched at Fresno city and was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2011. Played for the Astros for 7 seasons in the minor leagues. Was an organizational Allstar, played in the Arizona fall league in 2014. In 2015 he was a triple A national champion playing for the Fresno grizzlies. Current pitcher for Toros De Tijuana of the LMB." Resources: https://www.instagram.com/typerez10/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/typerez10/?hl=en) https://www.facebook.com/tyson.perez.92 (https://www.facebook.com/tyson.perez.92) Photo Credit: @nikkiryanphotography (https://www.instagram.com/nikkiryanphotography/) Show Sponsor: https://thecowlot.com/ (https://thecowlot.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jul 24

79 min

I had a great conversation with Jason Costello the CEO of Canyon Coolers. They sell Ridiculously Cold, Seriously Tough roto-molded coolers. With a Lifetime Warranty, long lasting ice retention and innovative designs - your next (and last) cooler should be a Canyon Cooler. Canyon Coolers has two lines, Pro Series (flagship) and Outfitter Series (classic, original design) ranging in sizes from 22 quarts to 150 quarts. Canyon Coolers is headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ.  Resources: https://www.instagram.com/canyoncoolers/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/canyoncoolers/ (https://www.facebook.com/canyoncoolers/) Show Sponsor: https://thecowlot.com/ (https://thecowlot.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jul 19

36 min

I had a great time talking with Erin King, she has a passion for helping horses and people as well as a very famous last name. Erin is a highly skilled horse trainer, barrel racer, team roper, all around cowgirl and fashion model... Resources: https://www.facebook.com/erin.king.9231 (https://www.facebook.com/erin.king.9231) https://www.swingaking.com/ (https://www.swingaking.com/) https://www.instagram.com/erinking1983/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/erinking1983/?hl=en) Photo: Chris Dickinson https://www.instagram.com/cdphotog/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/cdphotog/?hl=en) https://www.facebook.com/gsochris (https://www.facebook.com/gsochris) Show Sponsor: https://thecowlot.com/ (https://thecowlot.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jul 10

41 min

Great conversation with Wacey Barta Founder of "Where They Buck" he is one cool Cowboy & Bad Ass Bull Rider. WhereTheyBuck.com was founded in 2011 by professional bull rider and entrepreneur Wacey Barta. The idea for this bull riding and roughstock network had been on the drawing board for some time but just never had the time invested in it to bring it to its beginning. After severely breaking his leg in a bull riding wreck and being immobile for several months, the time was finally available and here we are today. The idea of creating this network came to Barta after becoming the “go to guy”, so to speak, around his area for people looking for bull riding and rodeo news, information, contacts and so on. After realizing that there was no legitimate source for this news and information locally as well as a lack of a complete rider, fan and contract personal network nationally, the idea to create the best bull riding and roughstock network for all aspects surrounding the sport and industry came to light and WhereTheyBuck.com was born. Barta, a third generation bull rider, originally from Nebraska, lived in several places across the country before coming to Arizona fifteen years ago due to his father’s military career stationing his family in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Although his father, grandfather and several uncles all competed in rodeo growing up, a lack of junior rodeo events or organizations in his previous areas of residence kept him from being able to start riding bulls until moving to Arizona. A few short months after moving to Arizona, with his dad having already scoped out where to go practice and get started, Wacey began riding bulls at the age of 15. After learning the ropes and competing in Junior, High School and amateur rodeos in Arizona, Barta went to both Western Texas College in Snyder, TX and Central Arizona College in Casa Grande, AZ on a rodeo scholarship and competed in college rodeo while going to a handful of P.B.R and P.R.C.A. events on the side. Ten years later, although competing mostly part time, Barta has qualified for the P.R.C.A. Turquoise Circuit Finals ten times as of 2011 and fortunately enough, been able to taste at least some success at all levels he has competed in. Several serious injuries have definitely plagued his bull riding career as he has suffered a shattered face with reconstructive surgery, four broken wrist with surgeries, broken and dislocated shoulder, broken collarbone and most recently, a compound fractured tibia and fibula with major surgery to repair, just to name a few.Over the years, Wacey has been fortunate enough to be involved with and gain knowledge and experience on several different levels of bull riding and rodeo from competition to judging, production, marketing, sponsor acquisition as well as administrative experience. During one of his several extended breaks due to injury, after judging at numerous events throughout the Southwest, Barta began judging for the P.B.R. at the Touring Pro level and judged P.B.R. events, A.B.B.I. events including derbies, futurities, and classic events at the Built Ford Tough series level and the Touring Pro level. Wacey has been a Turquoise Circuit bull riding director for six years as well as on the P.R.C.A. Turquoise Circuit board of directors for the last two years. This experience, along with extensive experience with sponsor acquisition, marketing and sales and event production as well as founding and managing his own, as well as other peoples businesses outside of rodeo, have combined with his knowledge as a competitor and fan to help form the content and framework for the WhereTheyBuck.com network to build the most complete bull riding and rough stock network for fans, competitors, contractors, contract personal, advertisers and corporate partnerships that there has ever been. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/wheretheybuck/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/wheretheybuck/?hl=en)...

Jul 3

56 min

Really enjoyed my conversation with Tom Jennings the Founder & Owner of Tommyhawks. Tom retired from 20 years of Active Duty in the U.S. Army in 2015 and moved to Ozark with his wife Kacey. While working his day job, Tom decided to start a garage-based LLC called TommyHawks, building custom tomahawks for the military, law-enforcement, and the general enthusiast. Drawing on an extensive background in Army Special Operations, Tom infused the TommyHawks brand with all things kick-axe, and is extremely excited to run Southwest Missouri's first indoor axe-throwing venue. Come out and kick some axe with Tom! Axe throwing is about as historical of a pastime as you can get. From the first waves of Northmen to the American Frontier - tomahawks, axes, and hatchets were an "EDC" (every day carry) item of those eras. Even those awe-inspiring warriors would get bored. So what do you think they did? Threw axes around for practice, competition, and yes - even FUN! Today, we like to think of it as upholding a tradition. The tradition of warriors - Vikings, Rangers, Cheftains alike. Here at TommyHawks, we use one of the oldest tools in human history to bring people together for fun and competition. You can come out and unleash your inner competitor and warrior -or simply have a good time throwing hawks around! TommyHawks opened its doors in 2017 as a builder of custom tomahawks. Moving into 2018, we will bring our awesome new sport, and kick-axe new brand to Southwest Missouri. Come be a part of the axe throwing revolution!  Resources: https://www.tommyhawks.net/ (https://www.tommyhawks.net/) https://www.instagram.com/tommyhawksaxehouse/ (https://www.instagram.com/tommyhawksaxehouse/) https://www.facebook.com/tommyhawksaxehouse/ (https://www.facebook.com/tommyhawksaxehouse/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jun 26

47 min

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Ben, he's a cowboy, businessman and sophisticated restrauntuer. Benjamin Stutman was born in Philadelphia and has been lucky enough to be a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Utah. Benjamin is an entrepreneur with a passion for agriculture. His dedication to quality and sustainability has fueled a new type of business model, unique from traditional agricultural practices. After 10 years in the restaurant industry, Benjamin opened Paizlee’s Grass Fed Beef.  Mr. Stutman works with his local Department of Agriculture, along with other groups to help create business opportunities for farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners. His commitment to the success of Agricultural producers is unmatched.  Resources: https://www.instagram.com/paizlees/ (https://www.instagram.com/paizlees/) https://www.paizlees.com/ (https://www.paizlees.com/) https://www.facebook.com/paizleesgrassfedbeef/ (https://www.facebook.com/paizleesgrassfedbeef/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jun 20

65 min

I had a great time talking with Glenn Orms owner of "The Cow Lot" & I'm sure you will find the history behind it as amazing I as did. In 1952, Nat Fleming, a young, North Texas Bootmaker, Rodeo Announcer, and entrepreneur, in Wichita Falls, Texas, had a dream.  (https://thecowlot.wpengine.com/) was where essential work was done on the ranch, where cowboys worked their cattle. Nat dreamed of providing the cowboys who worked there with two must-have tools of their trade, a good hat and a pair of boots that “FIT”. That dream manifested into an all-out Western retail store, the Cow Lot. A 54-year body of work began, dedicated to Service, Quality, Honesty & Integrity…i.e. the Western Way of Life and How You Wear It. To enter the doors of the Cow Lot was to enter Nat’s dream. The scene emulated the American West and its way of doing business. Product quality was second only to the integrity of the personalized service. Each salesperson was an actual cowboy, passionate to serve you, their guest. Whether you were the President of the bank or the bank held the mortgage on your property, you were treated like you were the King of the Cowboys, or the Queen of the Cowgirls, as the case might be. Art was created before your very eyes by one of Nat’s hired cowhands posing as a salesperson. Hats were shaped to best serve your lifestyle and personality. Boots were fitted. Fit was guaranteed. Prices were affordable. Customer satisfaction was the order of the day. Together with his longtime friend Gene O’Brien, and later my father Dewey Orms, they built the Cow Lot into one of the finest Western Stores in North Texas, winning several awards including the Wendy Ryon Western Retailer of the Year. Nat met his life partner and wife, Tawana, at the store when she happened in for a new pair of Levis. The likes of legendary Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove, whose family ranched in the nearby town of Archer City, Texas, would stop and have a cup of coffee and visit and maybe buy a new pair of boots or a new hat. Nat was a pioneer in TV and Radio. In the early ’50s The Nat Fleming Show was one of the first on local TV providing 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. A big deal then because TV was only on 3 hours a day. He started broadcasting a weekly Saturday morning radio show from the store, The Nat Fleming Horn Honkin’ Show. When he saw a car drive by he would ask, ‘Honk your horn if you are listening .” 90% of the time the driver would honk and wave. The store grew and so did Nat’s inventory. Boot sizes ran from AAA widths to D. Fit was of utmost importance. Nat believed, ‘If you have to have a license to cut hair, you should have to have one to sell shoes.” People came from all over the United States to buy boots that “Fit”, the same was true with hats. Longtime Cow Lot general manager, JR Gahagan, shaped and fit most of the cowboys who were shooting the then popular and now famous Marlboro Man advertisements on a nearby ranch. Growing up in the Cow Lot, I was officially hired on in my Junior year of High School, where my skills in the art of boot fitting and hat shaping were fine-tuned. Just as importantly, I advanced my education in Nat’s University of Down Home Business, majoring in Homespun Philosophy and graduated with degrees in Service, Quality, Honesty & Integrity. After 54 years of service to his customers, Nat closed the doors to the great retail icon of North Texas and retired to work the real Cow Lot at his ranch in Byers, TX, where he was born and raised. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 96 leaving behind his wife Tawanna and his son Marty, who still run their cattle operation. In 2013 I found myself presented with an opportunity to re-open the Cow Lot. With Nat’s blessing, I took on the Cow Lot brand and created a hybrid version….an event based retail  (https://thecowlot.wpengine.com/product-category/twisted-x-shoes/)....

Jun 12

54 min

Randy Bloomer is one very cool Modern Cowboy. An entrepreneur he founded & built the "Bloomer Trailers" empire, survived a plane crash and hunted dangerous game in Africa. Really enjoyed talking with Randy a very down to earth and humble man. We started Bloomer Trailers in 1998 in the middle of chemical alley on the LaMarque/Texas City line. By hiring the best and most experienced key people in the industry it allowed us to hit the ground running and start on the path of achieving the goals that have been our benchmark. Our goals were to build every trailer with the best components money could buy and build the components that we could do better than what was available. The key word we used was every component. By 2000 we had hit our stride and already had introduced many new components the horse trailer industry had never done. We have never stopped challenging ourselves to find a better or safer way to protect our customers and their livestock. That is where our slogan of the “blinders are off” came from. When we named our newest model The Evolution it was to remind ourselves that we have yet to build the perfect trailer, so keep working on ideas. In 2002 Bloomer Trailers started building a state of the art production facility in Central Texas to serve as a convenient location for dealers, customers and our vendors. Upon completion in 2003 Bloomer moved over forty employees and their families to Central Texas to continue the craftsmanship that was expected and desired by the Bloomer Trailers customers. We feel to describe Bloomer Trailers is by photo collections through the years… and we would like to say to our customers, dealers and employees… you are the best! The Bloomer Lifestyle!In 2003 Bloomer Trailers built a state of the art production facility in Salado, Texas to serve as a convenient location for dealers, customers and their vendors. Upon completion Bloomer moved over forty employees and their families to Central Texas to continue the craftsmanship that was expected and desired by the Bloomer Trailers customers. Bloomer Trailers is the Official Trailer of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, National Reined Cowhorse Association, World Series of Team Roping, Texas High School Rodeo Association, Pendleton Roundup and Best of the Best Rodeo. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/officialrandybloomer/ (https://www.instagram.com/officialrandybloomer/) https://bloomertrailers.com/ (https://bloomertrailers.com/) https://www.instagram.com/bloomertrailers/ (https://www.instagram.com/bloomertrailers/) https://www.facebook.com/bloomertrailers/ (https://www.facebook.com/bloomertrailers/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

May 28

65 min

Ben Christensen is a western lifestyle photographer. In his work, Ben aims to capture the simplicity of the American West and everything that comes with it. This often means drawing on the sentiment depicted in the classic 60s and 70s western films Ben grew up with. He says that living his own western, and doing so as authentically as possible, is both the personal and professional goal. “I woke up one morning and thought, why wait for Hollywood to make a western like they used to when I know exactly what needs to be done?” So, with a decade of production experience under his belt, Ben started in on his first western film endeavor. Christensen’s The Valley is a short that introduces the classic western to the modern world, and places it front and center for an impending revival of the American West. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/_benchristensen/ (https://www.instagram.com/_benchristensen/) https://benchristensenphoto.format.com/ (https://benchristensenphoto.format.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

May 14

49 min

Alan's Lids and the hat shaping business was never in the plans for Alan. He thought his calling was working in the medical field as a doctor. However, a passion to creasing hats began when he worked in a local western wear creasing pre-shaped hats. ​ After being introduced into shaping open crowns Alan began to experiment with different styles and designs on hats. Day after day he bettered the trade and has now been recognized for the work he has done.  ​Since then, Alan's been hosted and sponsored by big name brands in the hat making business and has been invited to Las Vegas, Nevada to crease hats at the National Finals Rodeo a couple of years in a row now. Alan's Lids has also grown enough recognition locally, nationally, and internationally and has been given the honor to sponsor many local upcoming talents as well as some big name people in the rodeo and bull riding industry! ​ With the growing amount of support he's gained over the years, Alan continues to do what he loves and vows to continue doing so until God allows him. He appreciates the continuous flow of love and support from all of the Alan's Lids family and hopes to always be able to provide one-on-one and unique experience in each hat shaping opportunity he gets! Resources: https://www.instagram.com/alanslids/ (https://www.instagram.com/alanslids/) https://www.alanslids.com/ (https://www.alanslids.com/) https://www.facebook.com/alanslids/ (https://www.facebook.com/alanslids/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

May 8

67 min

For more than a decade, Curt Pate has been conducting demonstrations and clinics on stockmanship, colt starting, horsemanship and safety. His abilities conducting both horsemanship and stockmanship demonstrations along with his ability as an effective communicator have made him a sought after clinician both on the national and international scene. His personal experience incorporating effective stockmanship principles supports a “for profit” mindset and focuses on highlighting the increased economic benefits of handling stock correctly. In addition, Curt recognizes the growing public scrutiny surrounding livestock production and the impact that improved livestock handling practices create for the sustainability of the cattle industry. Curt brings great value to the livestock industry. He spends his time conducting stockmanship demonstrations and trainings and also manages a small grazing operation in Ryegate, Montana. With his ability to think outside the box, his ability to challenge others to do the same, and a willingness to share his skills, Curt has set himself apart in conducting stockmanship clinics. His lifelong experience in ranching adds credibility and enables him to communicate his methods effectively to cattle ranchers throughout the country. In addition, Curt continues to seek out new learning opportunities to increase and hone his knowledge and skills and enjoys sharing this knowledge with others. Resources: https://curtpatestockmanship.com/ (https://curtpatestockmanship.com/) https://www.facebook.com/curtpatestockmanship/ (https://www.facebook.com/curtpatestockmanship/) https://www.facebook.com/NationalBQA/ (https://www.facebook.com/NationalBQA/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

May 1

56 min

Michael Shannon announce's his candidacy for Texas County Commissioner District 2. "I will work hard towards bringing accountability and transparency to this office." Please feel free to contact me at 580-651-5990 or by email electmshannondistrict2@gmail.com. Elect leaders not to rule but to serve. (Dwight D Eisenhower) Resources: https://www.facebook.com/micheal.w.shannon (https://www.facebook.com/micheal.w.shannon) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Apr 28

39 min

Join me as I visit with my great friend Randy Riedinger a leader and innovator in the world of Equine Dentistry. Randy Riedinger has worked on more than 40,000 horses. Some of Randy’s long-time customers include celebrities such as 11-time World Champion Barrel Racer Charmayne James, Phil Rapp, Bob Avila, Fred Tabor and John Ward Racing Stables, as well as several top teams in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He lives in Weatherford, just west of Fort Worth, and from 1996 to 2001 studied and taught at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He was one of the original members of the committee that helped to establish and design the certification programs at the Academy of Equine Dentistry. He was also chairman of the committee from 1999 until 2001. In 2002, Randy established the Texas Institute of Equine Dentistry in Weatherford, where he teaches both veterinarians and non-veterinarians how to care for horses’ teeth. Resources: https://www.facebook.com/randy.riedinger (https://www.facebook.com/randy.riedinger?epa=SEARCH_BOX) https://www.trainingbarrelhorses.com/tag/randy-reidinger (https://www.trainingbarrelhorses.com/tag/randy-reidinger) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Apr 17

70 min

Todd Bimat Cutting Horses is currently located in Queen Creek, AZ but will be on the move traveling as needed to hit the upcoming show Circuits. Todd Bimat is a member if the NCHA riders Hall of Fame with earnings of 3.3 million plus.  Todd has rode cutting horses most his life. He has trained out of California, Texas and Arizona.  Todd has won every PCCHA event at least once and has had success in the Triple Crown Events being Crowned the Classic Challenge champion twice and Superstakes gelding Champion with multiple finalist throughout all triple crown events.  He has won world titles in the Ncha and also top 15 Qualifier, he is currently sitting in the top 10 world standings in the Open, 25 novice, and 5 nov.  Todd has had multiple Amateur and non pro champions. Aged events and world champions.  He has played a major part in starting and teaching beginner riders and improving experience riders to excel to be the best they can.  He is very experienced and knowledgeable about the Show pen. Ready to show, win and help any chance he gets ! Resources: https://www.facebook.com/todd.bimat (https://www.facebook.com/todd.bimat) Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/cuttinghorsecentral/ (https://www.facebook.com/cuttinghorsecentral/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Apr 12

47 min

Chris chooses to live the western lifestyle in Pray Montana with his Wife & Children. A devoted husband & Father, he has lived and is living a life many people dream of. Chris was on the Podcast previously and I was so surprised by his story I just had to invite him back. Follow Chris to see his amazing work: https://chrisdouglas.photography (https://chrisdouglas.photography/) https://www.instagram.com/chrisdouglasphoto/ (https://www.instagram.com/chrisdouglasphoto/) Photo Credit: Paul King Diamond Cross Ranch https://paulkingphoto.com/ (https://paulkingphoto.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Mar 13

68 min

Join me for an inside look at Elva Steinmetz's life as a Modern Cowgirl, Barrel Racer, Model, Country Girl and Social Media Influencer... Resources: https://www.instagram.com/elvamsteinmetz/ (https://www.instagram.com/elvamsteinmetz/) https://www.facebook.com/elva.steinmetz.5 (https://www.facebook.com/elva.steinmetz.5) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Mar 2

33 min

Join me in a fascinating conversation with Ben Masters, the catalyst behind the critically acclaimed documentary UNBranded. Ben Masters is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer currently living in Austin, TX. Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and is most known for producing Unbranded and for directing The River and The Wall.  He has written for National Geographic, Western Horseman, and has two books published by Texas A&M University Press. Masters is an award winning filmmaker with Audience Awards at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, and recipient of the SXSW Louis Black Lone Star Award. He makes character driven movies about wildlife and wildlife habitat. Ben is a champion for sensible wildlife & range land management, an advocate for our wild horse population and a daring adventurer... "Unbranded is a journey with heart and soul." -Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/review/unbranded-review-mustangs-and-men-on-a-stunning-perilous-trek) "You'll undoubtedly channel your inner cowboy..." -Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/unbranded-film-review-826915) "Unbranded is a Kit Carson-esque tour through the mountains and deserts of the west with no shortage of drama." -Outside Magazine (http://www.outsideonline.com/2018681/unbranded-sheds-light-wild-horses-west) "Unbranded is a compelling - and often comedic - story about friendship, adventure and our interdependence with nature." - Reel Screen (http://realscreen.com/2015/09/24/exclusive-clip-unbranded/) "Unbranded is a soaring tale of resilience and adventure that will make you laugh, cry, and develop a newfound deference for these emblematic Western creatures." - Sedona Red Rock News (http://www.redrocknews.com/news/20-news-stories/12124-personal-emotions-on-nature-s-epic-canvases.html) "Unbranded will make you want to quit your job and ride a mustang from Mexico to Canada." -Mother Jones (http://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/09/unbranded-book-film-mustangs-horse-trip-west) "Unbranded is brimming with drama in the midst of jaw-dropping landscapes." -Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-unbranded-movie-review-20150925-story.html) "Visually Stunning." -Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2015/05/04/us-documentary-unbranded-wins-audience-award-at-hot-docs.html) "A horse-lover's must-see." -Columbus Alive (http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2015/09/24/movie-review-documentary-unbranded-tells-modern-cowboy-tale.html) "A Gripping Story of Bold Adventure." -Western Horseman "The screen is filled with verdant landscapes and a contemplative appreciation of their untrammeled majesty."-Film Journal International (http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-unbranded) "You would freak out too if you got a cactus stuck in your lip." -Indiewire  (http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-horse-freaks-out-in-exclusive-clip-from-award-winning-documentary-unbranded-20150924) "Most importantly, we learn about the problem of land and wildlife management – a problem that is vital for us to solve if we want to leave a proper legacy for our children." -Reel Life with Jane (http://www.reellifewithjane.com/2015/09/movie-review-unbranded/) Resources: https://www.instagram.com/bencmasters/ (https://www.instagram.com/bencmasters/) https://www.facebook.com/unbrandedthefilm/ (https://www.facebook.com/unbrandedthefilm/) https://www.instagram.com/unbrandedthefilm/ (https://www.instagram.com/unbrandedthefilm/) www.unbrandedthefilm.com Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/...

Feb 20

59 min

Julia Brooks As Executive Director/CEO of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Julia leads a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership programs, education and assistance for small businesses in the greater Wickenburg region.  She has 38 years of chamber management experience, the last 31 years in her Hometown. The Wickenburg Chamber is one of the oldest chamber organizations in Arizona, with 500 members. Julia is a 5th generation Arizona native. Her great-great grandfather Ramon Macias arrived in Wickenburg around 1857. Today, seven generations live there.  Resources: https://www.facebook.com/WickenburgAZ/ (https://www.facebook.com/WickenburgAZ/) https://www.instagram.com/visit_wickenburg/ (https://www.instagram.com/visit_wickenburg/) https://outwickenburgway.com (https://outwickenburgway.com/?fbclid=IwAR1eGyFH12pYCyXa0Eut2jEuiSMnbtlnlHbiuiVWg5Ai1QnVDeXjDvPjut4) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Feb 12

44 min

Cody Harris is the Owner of "Full Moon Cattle Company" and stars in the Insp original series The Cowboy Way Alabama. He is the author of a recently published book: My Word is My Bond: "Cool Cowboy sayings from the heart to get you through life."Cody muses about his life through the lens of cowboy philosophy... Join me for a great conversation with this Modern Cowboy. Be sure an catch the premier of The Cowboy Way on INSP, Wednesday Feb. 5th at 8 PM ET & 10 PM PT. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/officialcodyharris/ (https://www.instagram.com/officialcodyharris/) https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCodyHarris/ (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCodyHarris/) https://www.facebook.com/insp/ (https://www.facebook.com/insp/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Feb 3

36 min

Join me for a fascinating conversation with Luke Snyder former PBR Bull rider & currently a Bass Pro Shops marketing executive. During his 13-year career with Professional Bull Riders Inc., Luke took the record for 275 consecutive events and became the No.13 all-time highest earner, at $1.7 million. Luke also became the 42nd rider inducted into the PBR Ring of Honor, the organization’s equivalent of a hall of fame designed to honor those who have made a large impact on the sport. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/lukesnyder82/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/lukesnyder82/?hl=en) https://www.facebook.com/LukeSnyder82 (https://www.facebook.com/LukeSnyder82) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jan 26

43 min

Kimbal Musk is chef, restauranteur, and philanthropist. His personal mission is to pursue an America where everyone has access to real food. Mr. Musk has been named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of three businesses - The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green, and Square Roots - with real food missions that are rapidly scaling across the US. The Kitchen Restaurant Group -- with its three concepts Next Door, Hedge Row, and The Kitchen -- serves real food at every price point and has created over a thousand mission driven jobs. The restaurants source sustainably grown food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. Mr. Musk's non-profit organization, Big Green, builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools across America reaching over 350,000 students everyday. His tech-enabled food company, Square Roots, builds urban farms in climate-controlled shipping containers with the mission to bring real food to people in cities around the world by empowering next-gen farmers. Mr. Musk is on the board for Tesla and SpaceX. Follow him on Twitter @Kimbal and Instagram @KimbalMusk. ======= Website: http://kimbalmusk.com/ (http://kimbalmusk.com/) Video: https://vimeo.com/254952082 (https://vimeo.com/254952082)  Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimbal (https://twitter.com/kimbal) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimbalmusk/ (https://www.instagram.com/kimbalmusk/) Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimbal_Musk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimbal_Musk) ======= Kimbal Musk Article Links: Kimbal Musk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimbal_Musk) : Kimbal Musk's mission to change how we eat (https://www.cbsnews.com/video/kimbal-musk-is-on-a-mission-to-revolutionize-the-american-diet/) Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/dining/kimbal-musk-food.html) Elon Musk’s brother is waging war on America’s food system—here’s what he eats instead (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/21/elon-musk-brother-kimbal-is-waging-war-on-american-food-system.html) : Our food system is bust. This innovative three-step plan could fix it (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/kimbal-musk-real-food-revolution/) : Kimbal Musk Says Food Is the New Internet (https://www.wsj.com/articles/kimbal-musk-says-food-is-the-new-internet-1495723923) Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time (https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a24064776/kimbal-musk-square-roots-food/)

Jan 19

45 min

Join me for a captivating conversation with Forrie Smith and his journey as a young boy growing up in Montana to star of the silver screen. The old adage "They don't make em like this anymore" truly applies to Forrie. Salt of the earth and genuinely humble I was riveted listening to Forrie as he described his journey finding some of his greatest success later in life. Forrie's passion for the Cowboy legacy, impacting today's youth leading by example and living the by Cowboy's Code of Ethics shines through. Resources: https://www.facebook.com/ForrieJSmithActor/ (https://www.facebook.com/ForrieJSmithActor/) https://www.instagram.com/forriejsmithcowboy/ (https://www.instagram.com/forriejsmithcowboy/) http://forriejsmith.org/ (http://forriejsmith.org/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jan 12

65 min

Mission StatementIn order to encourage and assist emerging artists of the western genre, Art of the Cowgirl provides a showcase through an annual gathering that celebrates cowgirls and their artistic contributions to western lifestyle. In so doing, it raises the necessary funds to support emerging artists in expanding their knowledge and skills via fellowships with master artists in their field.Personal Invitation from Tammy Pate:Please join us for “The Art of the Cowgirl” as we celebrate, gather and connect western women around horses and western art. We will feature female makers, including master artists, silversmiths, braiders, saddle makers and horsewomen. The event will not only provide entertainment and honor women of the west, but also provide fellowships to individuals to further their knowledge with master artists in the trade of choice. The contributions of these cowgirl makers are truly worth celebrating and we look forward to sharing them with you.#artofthecowgirl #artofthecowgirl2020 #artofthecowgirlfellowships Thank you to our Sponsors: @Wrangler @WesternHorseman @WranglerNetwork @COWGIRLMagazine @MontanaSilversmiths @STETSON @LuccheseBoots @Priefert Rodeo & RanchEquipment @The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch @Clarke ButteRanchCuttingHorses @Martiny Saddle Co. @MincerSilversmiths @Outlaw Spirit @MT Wild Rags@The Colorful Cowgirl @Yonder Horse @Brit West @NRHA - National Reining HorseAssociation @All American Hay LLC @J Five Horse Ranch @Stay-Tuff Fence @PurinaPerformanceHorse @National Cattlemen's Beef Association @NRS @HorseGuard @Patti Colbert Enterprises @YonderHorse @NRHA @TriStateLivestocknews @BetterHorsesRadio @CedarRidgeArabians  Photo Credits:  by Nicole Poyo Photography McFarland Productions - Art of the Cowgirl 2019-40 by McFarland Productions Resources: https://www.instagram.com/artofthecowgirl/ (https://www.instagram.com/artofthecowgirl/) https://www.facebook.com/artofthecowgirl/ (https://www.facebook.com/artofthecowgirl/) https://artofthecowgirl.com/ (https://artofthecowgirl.com/) Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/mcfarlandproductions/ (https://www.instagram.com/mcfarlandproductions/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Jan 5

36 min

I started this journey of scratching on some silver in December of 2009. Coming from a ranching & agriculture background, everyone knows you have to have 25 ways to make an income should you ever find yourself without permanent employment, or just needing a little spendin’ money. Thus started my “hobby” of silversmithing. Now here I am, closing in on almost 10 years of this “hobby” and it’s taken me places I never imagined I would go. God’s kinda funny that way huh? “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6 God has definitely blessed this business and taken it, and me personally, farther than my wildest imagination. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/kershnercustomsilver/ (https://www.instagram.com/kershnercustomsilver/) https://kershnercustomsilver.com/ (https://kershnercustomsilver.com/) Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/mcfarlandproductions/ (https://www.instagram.com/mcfarlandproductions/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Dec 2019

44 min

Chris Douglas was born and raised in East Tennessee along the Clinch River in Anderson County. Chris’ interest in photography began at age 10, when he began by snapping photos of his surroundings – wildlife and family hunting trips. These passions have persisted. His love of the outdoors and wildlife continues to fuel the energetic quality of his current work. While attending the University of Tennessee, Chris was approached by a print scout and was sent to New York to work with world-class photographer Bruce Weber for for famed fashion designer Gianni Versace. For the next four years he lived between New York, Paris and Milan and learned about the inner workings of the fashion business. He further developed his talents as a photographer while working with other notable photographers including Steven Meisel, Arthur Elgort, Norman Seef, Bob Frame and Lance Staedler. It was during those adventurous and educational years that Chris’ developed his standards of exceptional quality and his commitment to providing clients with extraordinary imagery. As an accomplished traditional bowhunter and outdoorsman, Chris began getting disgruntled with city living and put down roots in Southwest Montana in the mid-90’s, where he worked various ranches and competed as a saddle bronc contestant in rodeos throughout Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It was during that time he was tapped by the producers of the famed 'Duck Dynasty' television program to host and partly shoot the Feeding Frenzy Series (https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/feeding-frenzy/full-episodes/lion-feeding-frenzy) for The Discovery Channel (Bear Feeding Frenzy, Crocodile & Alligator Feeding Frenzy, Lion Feeding Frenzy).  These days, Chris’ work still reflects his life as an outdoors man, conservationist and cowboy and expresses the respect and gratitude he has for his Native American lineage. His concepts and images are emotional and engaging; relating a powerful, physical story and capture every detail of his subjects. His 25 years of experience in every facet of the industry have enhanced Chris' skills as a sought-after creative and photographer, and contributed to his work in advertising, commercial, motion, and editorial imagery. After almost 2 years as the Creative Director at C.C. Filson (https://www.filson.com/) in Seattle, Chris now works as an independent contractor Creative Director / Consultant and Photographer dividing his time between work locations and Montana where he lives with his wife, two children and their horses. (Updated December 2019) SELECT CLIENTS INCLUDE: Stetson Men's Journal Mossy Oak Ducks Unlimited Victory Journal Pheasants Forever C.C. Filson Discovery Channel Animal Planet Land Magazine Waves & Woods Magazine Drew Editorial - Milan, Italy Modern Huntsman Park + Life Popular Science    Resources: https://chrisdouglas.photography (https://chrisdouglas.photography) https://www.instagram.com/chrisdouglasphoto/ (https://www.instagram.com/chrisdouglasphoto/) Photo Credit: Paul King Diamond Cross Ranch Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattjkirschner/)

Dec 2019

50 min

Jarryd McNeil is a Professional Freestyle Motocross Athlete with 9 Gold, 3 Silver & 3 Bronze X-Games Medalist... Jarryd grew up on a dairy farm in Kerang, Australia. He began riding dirt bikes at age two and a half. In 1999, at age nine, Jarryd began his career as a motocross racer. At sixteen years of age, he had multiple state and Australian championships. Jarryd had also raced all over Asia. After meeting Cam Sinclair and Blake Williams, two of the world’s best Freestyle Motocross Athletes, his career took a different path. McNeil started doing freestyle in 2005. His first freestyle demo was when he was sixteen years of age. Jarryd McNeil did various local shows then made his way up to doing shows for Crusty Demons. In 2010, he started doing shows with Nitro Circus. Later in the year he earned himself his first medal at X-Games in Best Whip. In October 2010 he earned himself a gold at Dew Tour’s Best Whip. Since then he has three X-Games Best Whip medals and one in Speed & Style. He currently travels the world doing shows with Nitro Circus and competing in events like X-Games and Monster Energy Cup Biggest Whip. Resources: Follow Jarryd https://www.instagram.com/jarrydmcneil/ (https://www.instagram.com/jarrydmcneil/) https://www.facebook.com/jarrydmcneil/ (https://www.facebook.com/jarrydmcneil/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ (https://trentwillmon.com/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ (https://www.koltbarber.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner

Dec 2019

47 min

Join me and Jason as we discuss everything from the NFL, team roping, ranching, barrel racing and horse breeding. Jason Smith is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the second overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor University. Throughout his career, he was a member of the Rams, the New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints. Jason is a rancher and operates Twin Lakes Ranch an all inclusive breeding and training program of high quality performance horses. Resources: Follow Jason http://twinlakesarena.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TwinLakesArena/ Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon https://trentwillmon.com/ “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber https://www.koltbarber.com/ MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner

Nov 2019

53 min

Join me and Amanda Kimes as we discuss what it takes to build a brand. The Brand With a dream to create THE JEAN that was missing from the western world, Matt and Amanda sourced every element of their production-finding the best team of cutters, sewers, and washers until their product was undeniably the best fit and quality.  They created a jean versatile enough to crossover from western to everyday wear, with a medium waist line for women that allowed high enough coverage while riding but low enough rise to mimic a fashionable street jean. Their men’s jean took on details that others had not considered, like a knife pocket and a more attractive back pocket placement. Mission We are the western wear leaders of quality in style, product and service. Vision We intend to bring Western back to its roots by creating fashionable jeans with a classic feel. We are leading the trend by taking our fashion industry background and blending it with our western roots to make western fashion current. We are where the fashion world meets the western world. We are western wear that transcends. Value Proposition Superior Fit. Classic style. Western Uncomplicated. Western the way it was. Where jeans were a timeless staple and simplicity and durability made them the cowboy’s must- have.  Kimes Ranch has made function and fit a priority, making our classic jean a standout necessity for all cowboys and girls.  We provide the canvas for your unique western style. Resources: Follow Kimes Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kimesranchjeans/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kimesranch/) Website (https://www.kimesranch.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Music (https://www.facebook.com/trentwillmonmusic/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber Kolt Barber Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/koltbarberofficial/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Nov 2019

39 min

Kari DeCastro is a creator—be it through her work as the Marketing Coordinator for Yost Events the Designer of Western Runway, or other projects within her own company, Idlewild Creative—shaping the aesthetics of the Western world. A Colorado native and team roper with family roots running deep across the West, her inspirations come from the heart of Cowboy Culture with an impossible-to-match level of professionalism and innovation that shines through her work across any media she touches. When she’s not at her desk or turning steers, she’s exploring the mountains on a hike, catching up on episodes of Yellowstone, or helping in the branding pen—either at the end of a nylon or behind a camera. Resources: Follow Facebook Kari DeCastro (https://www.facebook.com/KarideCastro) Idlewild Creative (https://www.facebook.com/idlewildcreative/?eid=ARBTwElqJBcdSqxuGIAHOGddcEr7YmpioZcnAIEP8AQBG5TXkhFpta84VgiD8zuJHnmiPQdC0NGGWe5C&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=19209008&fref=tag) Wicked West Designs (https://www.facebook.com/WickedWestDesigns/?eid=ARDesSwVZofPWSNtmDJPoDtBxh1nj_8mKArI51K-mMXGD2JYphCxK0M65TFnAi-02P8YqhGjhKPEYEyU&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=19209008&fref=tag) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon  Trent Willmon Music (https://www.facebook.com/trentwillmonmusic/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Oct 2019

37 min

Join me as I talk with the two Cowgirls of the 12 Contestants on the “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown” premiering October 14th on INSP TV (https://www.facebook.com/insp/) , Hosted by Trace Adkins. J STORME JANNISE Fourth-generation Texas cowboy, J Storme, wants to show the nation that women can do anything men can do. She grew up on her family’s cattle ranch and is determined to keep the tradition going by following in her grandfather’s footsteps. J Storme studied agriculture in college and competes in ranch rodeos with much success. J Storme now helps in the daily management her family’s ranch and the rebuilding of their operation after surviving devastating losses from hurricane Harvey. Small, but mighty, her grandma showed her how to stay tough in a male-dominated industry. TARA POWERS Growing up on a small farm in Iowa, Tara learned how to be a cowboy from her biggest inspiration, her father. Her work on a feedlot in Oklahoma with over 80,000 head of cattle allows her to do what she loves every single day: be the cowboy she was born to be. This former agriculture teacher’s motivation to appear on the show is to prove that women are just as much cowboys as men. Resources: Follow J Storme Jannise Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jstorme.jannise) Tara Powers Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thetararizer) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon  Trent Willmon Music (https://www.facebook.com/trentwillmonmusic/) “Cowboy” By: Kolt Barber MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)  

Oct 2019

34 min

Join me for a great conversation with American Idol sensation Austin Michael. “I’m a sixteen year old country boy from Van Alstyne, Texas. I’m a roper, rider, and American Idol-er! I love hunting, fishing, country music, and people!” Sitting on top of Luke Bryan’s shoulders with his trusty cowboy rope 15 year old Austin Michael didn’t just rope Katy Perry and the full American Idol Production team that day, but all of us who have watched! Whats not to love about one of Country musics newest and youngest stars? With his Long blonde hair and voice as strong as fully blown Chevy 454 its no surprise that he has been invited to the season finale of American Idol. His debut single is set to hit all platforms in late May along with his first Music Video titled “Country Cred”. Saddle Up for the Austin Michael stampede! Be sure and listen to the end of the Podcast to hear Austins song “Country Cred” Resources: Follow Austin Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/austinmichaelus/) Website (https://www.austinmichaelmusic.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Sep 2019

41 min

A sixth generation Coloradan, Duke Beardsley has been painting the American West for as long as he can remember. Formally trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Duke with his family now lives and works in Denver. Duke’s work has been featured in numerous local and national publications. In 2007 Duke’s work was featured in Out West; The Great American Landscape, an exhibition of Contemporary American Western Art that traveled throughout China. In 2008 Duke was the select artist for the Colorado Governor’s Art Award and was the 2011 Golden, CO Foothills Art Center Artist of The Year. He was the 2011 recipient of the William Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in Cody, WY and in 2012 he was selected to paint the 2013 Calgary Stampede commemorative poster. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including the 2019 inaugural exhibition Masterworks of the West at the Calgary Stampede, The Coors Western Art Show, the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, the Masters of the American West Exhibition, and The Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show; and is included in many notable private and public collections worldwide including the Denver Art Museum, The Booth Museum of Western Art, the Whitney Collection of Western American Art and the Forbes Collection. He is represented by Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ. Visit Resources: Follow Duke Website (http://www.dukebeardsleystudio.com) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dukebeardsleystudio/?hl=en) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/duke.beardsley) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Sep 2019

41 min

I had a great conversation with Bobby “The Jet” Rodriguez who started mutton bustin’ at age 3. He was taken in by his Grandmother at age 6 and stopped all rodeo activities at that time. ⁣⁣⁣Bobby is a product of the south-side of Tucson, Arizona and started working out when he was in the 7th grade with his youth football coach. He graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2007 where he was a standout multi-sport athlete. Bobby was coached by some of Arizona’s most legendary coaches during his prep years. Coaches like Bobby DeBerry (Wrestling), Richard Sanchez (Football) and his staff. In 2003, Coach Sanchez took Bobby under his wing, picking Bobby up for school every day for the next 4 years, teaching him how to be a leader in all aspects of life. While at Sunnyside, Bobby earned the nickname “The Jet” for his speed on the football field that helped Sunnyside during their State Championship runs. Bobby went on to play football at the collegiate level and graduated from The University of Arizona from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. After earning his degree from UA in 2012, Bobby moved to Brazil and began training people on the beach which ignited Bobby’s passion for coaching and helping others through sports & fitness. During this time he studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. He won many bouts in various divisions and in 2015 Bobby represented the US and won the bronze medal at 168 lbs at the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) World Championship. In 2016, having moved back to Tucson, Bobby started Jet Multi-Sport Training.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Bobby currently rides bulls professionally and competes in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders). Bobby has ridden the top bulls against the top cowboys from around the world in 3 different countries, having competed in the US, Mexico and Brazil. Bobby is fluent in 3 languages including English, Spanish & Portuguese. Bobby loves adrenaline, traveling, competing and the camaraderie aspect of professional rodeo. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Bobby has played and competed at the highest levels of sports, therefore, he understands what it takes to prepare the mind and body to perform at the highest level. Bobby’s disciplined life consists of a balanced lifestyle of nutrition and living a drug & alcohol free life. Having trained athletes from youth, high school, NCAA, and professional sports, Bobby guarantees that anyone who trains with him will enhance their mental game and overall skill set as an athlete. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Resources: Follow Bobby JET Sports Training (https://www.facebook.com/jetmultisport/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bobbythejet/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bobbythejet/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Aug 2019

32 min

Join me as I talk with AJ Lutz, Bull Fighter, Team Roper, Board of Director Incentive Team Roping GCPRA and Modern Cowboy… Resources: Follow AJ Instagram  (https://www.instagram.com/ajlutz90/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aj.lutz.9) Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association (https://www.facebook.com/GCPRA/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Aug 2019

38 min

Cord McCoy has competed at the highest level in Rodeo in the PRCA & PBR and made it to the Finals in both. Cord is a Christian, Cowboy, Husband, Dad, 3X Amazing Race Competitor and Public Speaker. He lives with his Wife & Daughter in Lane Oklahoma where they raise bucking bulls and horses. Join me as we take a look into the inspiring and exciting life of this Modern Cowboy. Resources: Follow Cord… McCoy Ranch Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mccoy_ranch/?hl=en) McCoy Ranch Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MCCOY-RANCH-468697703212895/?epa=SEARCH_BOX) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Aug 2019

49 min

Buster Frierson, I’m sure, is rough, tough & hard to bluff but, he will put you at ease the minute you talk with him. Buster sets an example & defines everything we imagine a Cowboy should be. Join me as I shoot the breeze about living the Cowboy life many dream of with this bigger than life Modern Cowboy. Resources: Follow Buster… Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/busterfrierson/?hl=en) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/buster.frierson) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Jul 2019

45 min

Join me as I visit with “Modern Cowgirl” Jenna Smeenk. Professional Barrel Racer, Former Miss Rodeo Florida, Air Force Veteran, Owner of Knotty Halters, Podcast Host and Aspiring Author. Jenna was raised on her Families 10,000 acre Buffalo Ranch in Bell Fourche South Dakota and has a most interesting story … Resources: Follow Jenna Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jennasmeenk/?hl=en) Website (https://jsmeenk.com/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/jennasmeenkofficial/about/?ref=page_internal) Knotty Halters (https://knottyhalters.com/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Jul 2019

34 min

Brian Mussard is a very busy “Modern Cowboy” as Founder/Owner, Cattle Baron Cigars, Reminisce Angus Ranch & Gorgeous Vodka. Join me and Brian as we talk about all of his amazing ventures and what it takes to manage it all. Be sure and check out all of the resources below… Resources: Cattle Baron Cigars Website (http://www.cattlebaroncigars.com/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cattlebaroncigars/?hl=en) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Cattle-Baron-Cigars-567389160078357/) Reminisce Ranch Website (http://remangus.com/index.html) Gorgeous Vodka Website  (http://www.gorgeousvodka.net/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Jun 2019

40 min

Join me as I talk with Venn Johns, 3 x American Ninja Warrior Competitor, Professional Bull Rider, Black Belt (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Karate), Former US Gymnastics Federation Team Member & Former Professional MMA Fighter Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  Nothing in life worthwhile is easy.” If this is to be the standard by which, as a society, we judge athletes and influencers, then the place where Venn Johns stands is with his feet placed strongly and firmly at the top. Born in Oklahoma where he was raised by his grandparents, Alta Geraldine and Jackie Thomas Johns, Venn met with more challenge in his young life than even adults would find difficulty in bearing.  His father and lifelong hero, Larry Venn Johns, with whom Venn was very close and to whom Venn gives the credit for everything he has become, passed away tragically when Venn was only 7 years old…. Read Venn’s entire Biography at www.VennJohns.com (http://vennjohns.com/about/) Resources: Follow Venn Facebook The Bull Riding Ninja (https://www.facebook.com/thebullridingninja/) Instagram Vennmmm (https://www.instagram.com/vennmmm/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Jun 2019

41 min

Kenda has spent her life on the back of a horse. She started competing at the ripe old age of four and continued all throughout her childhood in both Western and English disciplines. After an apprenticeship in Texas with some of the country’s top cutting horse trainers, she was introduced to the sport of mounted shooting in California, where she qualified for the World Championship after only her 4th competition. Since those early days, she’s developed a reputation as an accomplished trainer of both horses and people, won just about everything there is to win in the competitive arena and cultivated a thriving business dedicated to introducing others to her sport. Her proudest accomplishment remains winning the title of Overall World Champion, becoming the first woman to best her male competitors. She did this riding Justin, a former trail horse that she nurtured from scratch, building him into a phenomenal equine athlete. Kenda’s business is based in Arizona, which allows her to offer training year-round. Resources: Follow Kenda Facebook (https://www.instagram.com/kenda_lenseigne/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kenda_lenseigne/) Website (http://www.kendalenseigne.com) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

May 2019

46 min

Join me as I talk with Ross Coleman PBR Legend, about his career as a professional rodeo athlete, life as a cowboy, rancher, husband, father and more. PBR Career Stats: 1.9 Million in Career Earnings, 12 PBR World Finals Qualifications, 6 BFTS Event Wins, 42-90 Point Rides, 322 Events Attended, 49.5% Riding Percentage and an 86% average ride score. Resources: Follow Ross Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rosscolemanpbr/) Ross Coleman Invitational Team Roping (https://www.facebook.com/Ross-Coleman-Invitational-163183084881/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

May 2019

43 min

Arla Nelson is twenty three years old, she grew up in the the small agricultural town of Delta, Colorado. There her parents got her involved in horses and then pursued her passion into college where she received a degree in horse training and management. Arla has trick rode, showed western, broke colts and is dipping her toes in the English discipline. When not working or riding she enjoys swing dancing, reading and planning her next adventure. Resources: Follow Arla Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/arla.nelson) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/arla_farla/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

May 2019

43 min

KOLT BARBER is just a good, ole boy—plain and simple. He’s a hard-working, hands-on Georgia native who’ll be the first to say he’s endured bumps and bruises from life mistakes; but with a cowboy spirit that runs deep, the maverick has the tenacity to get back on the horse. He’s a devout patron of the land whose favorite canvas is painted from a front porch swing view that gazes across the crop fields and grazing horses. Marrying his passion for the land with his love for music, Kolt has spent years writing and performing before heartland country music fans. His dedication to his fellow blue-collar crop growers and livestock wranglers, and his country music following, make him a standout in both fields. With the grit of toughened leather and a gentle man’s demeanor, Kolt Barber is a true country purist. The rugged, loyal man with a mysterious aura, untamed spirit and innocent charm feels as much at home roaming the pastures on his ranch by day as he does setting fire to the stage with an electric performance each night. Playing nearly 70 shows a year, he’s shared the stage with numerous country music legends, including Travis Tritt, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker and has sat across the dining table swapping jokes and exchanging wisdoms with Waylon Jennings—one of his biggest influences (in line with Haggard, Cash, Vern Gosdin and The Eagles). When it comes down to it, the laid-back, real time cowboy is as honest as the day is long. Before a crowd of 40,000 or 400, Kolt Barber does not disappoint. His deep, rich, baritone voice captivates with the drop of every heartfelt note; his dynamic stage show is a must-see attraction. With gumption to give it his all, Kolt Barber delivers a performance as exciting as an 8-second ride. Resources: Follow Kolt Barber Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/officialkoltbarber/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/officialkoltbarber/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Apr 2019

37 min

Jr. Dees is living his dream as a professional Team Roper. Join our conversation as we talk about his life, passion and goal of being the greatest header in the world. Resources: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002679827418) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jrdees/) Show Music: “The Ropin Pen” By: Trent Willmon Trent Willmon Website (https://www.trentwillmon.com/) MC Podcast Production & Editing: Matt Kirschner Website Right Trac Media (https://www.righttracmedia.com/)

Apr 2019

37 min

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