Cowboy Quotes and Sayings
I’ve been riding cows on the range ever since I could breathe. My spurs have always had jingle bobs on them and my boots have always been tall. My hats have always been flat and my ropes long. The words I have spoke have been as honest as the horse between my legs. And my life as simple as the ground I walk.
But we’re disappearing you see all the cowboys like me? Where have they all gone the real ones the gritty ones the get er done ones? If anyone wants to find me I’ll be out on the range you see? If you find me say howdy and let me know we’re not the last of a dying breed.
I can’t say I’m a cowboy because that’s just not what we do. We don’t tell everyone that we know everything and we don’t gloat that were not afraid to get dirty.
What we do shows through the pride we have in our work. The pride we have when our cattle slip in the sale ring on sale day. The quite pride we have when our horse cuts out a cow. We don’t boast or brag that we know more then the next guy. We may not have the best language around but I guarantee well stop and listen to an elder talk or open a door for a woman. We’ll talk to a child like he was our own.
Our horse is God’s gift to us. We respect every aspect of this animal yet no boasting is necessary, we show through performance. Our pickup and trailer may not be the nicest but it’s ours and that’s enough for us. Whether we back into the box or open the gate to the pasture, we will always live a simple life with our lord to thank.
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway!
– John Wayne
I said I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up…Mom said I would have to choose.
If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin long enough.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Spit in one hand and wish in the other, then see which one gets fuller!
If I got air miles for every unscheduled dismount I’ve had. I could fly around the world three times.
The “Cowboy hall of fame” does not have any thing to do with cowboys. Them people are rodeo people. A cow boy is a rancher. That tends to cows. And the ranch hands that work with livestock.
My dad who was a cowboy till the day he died had a saying about a few “Wanna be’s” he’d say; ” that boy wouldn’t make a pimple on a cowboy’s butt” and when I was riding a cranky or mule headed horse he’s always say; “Ride him for what he’s worth and you’ll get along fine” and I always knew what he meant and that he was right.
Trust your neighbor.. But brand your cattle.
Growin’ up, lovin’ horses with a real “Old timer” that owned 13 riding stables and 2 slaughter houses and taught me that.
“Them horses eat ‘fore you do”.
“Pen full of horses out there. Need ridin'”.
And “If it ain’t good in the stable. It’ll be good on the table!”
If you climb in the saddle, be ready for the ride.
Few scars on a fella can mean a lot of things. But fair chance he’s a quitter. A lot a scars can mean a few things too. But there’s a fair chance he’s never been one.
Now I’m seeing all of this stuff bout boots n spurs n stuff but to me a cowboy is just a man that does what is asked of him and puts work and other people ahead of themselves. They do the things that need to be done before they go off drinking beer or whatever they do for pleasure.
And there is one quote that I believe in: you ain’t a cowboy till you’ve worked a full cowboy day.
There are only two things you’ll see on the back of a bull. A fly and a fool.
Cowboys are gentlemen who treat women with respect and work hard. They use their manners more than any other man would and ride horse and bulls like their is no tomorrow.
I am just a teenager but I agree with the guy who said this stuff is BS but if that guy is a real cowboy why is he on a computer I haven’t met one real cowboy that knows how to work a computer.
You aren’t country without a pair of worn out leather cowboy boots. :)
I agree with Todd and everyone else who knows what a true cowboy is. They work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks out of the year. Real cowboys are out there in the dead of night and in the middle of winter making sure their cattle are alive and safe. They only treat themselves when they have done what needed to get done, paid what they needed to get paid, and most do a of that with one paycheck per year. Cowboys aren’t people wearing a cowboy hat, spurs, chaps, and ride horses for fun. Cowboys are men who work every day doing tasks that are demanding, and they don’t complain. They live life the way they want to and enjoy what it gives them no matter how hard the life is.
If it ain’t broke don’t go to trying to fix it.
Cowboys don’t walk round callin themselves cowboys.
Any ride you come back top side, is a great ride!
Cowboys don’t cry!!
Maybe just a little bit when the dust gets in their eyes.
A cowboy is a person who loves his horse, and being out on the ranch doing the hard and dirty work, and is loyal to his girl.
I love my cowboy.
Being a cowboy ain’t about wearing your fancy spotless 50xx beaver hat or riding you horse on a manicured trail on the weekends. It’s about getting up all hours of the night to check cattle in the winter time and freezing your hands while you do it, and cutting trail through brush so thick you can’t see ten feet in front of you, it’s not about driving around in a big jacked up pickup being ignorant. It’s about holding doors for your elders and the ladies just like truecowboy says. Being a cowboy isn’t a job or a hobby that you can just pick up.
It’s a life style that you live from the day you are born.