Cowboy Quotes and Sayings
Bein’ a cowboy isn’t something you put on in the morning or take off at night. Neither is it what you feed in the barn or ride on the trail. It’s more than that. It’s who you are deep down in your belly. Knowing how to treat folks. Carin’ more about your neighbor than you do about yourself because someone else cared that way about you. Its bein’ brave enough to look at fearsome things and not back down when there’s a cause to stand your ground. But mostly I guess bein’ a cowboy is about having character and doin’ right when nobody’s lookin’. I’m not a cowboy because I do cowboy stuff, but rather I do cowboy stuff because I’m an old cowboy.
Well. I suppose bein’ a cowboy ain’t about something you ride or something you wear. It’s seems like its more than that. It’s about who you are deep down in your rough old boots. It’s doin’ the right thing just because it’s the right thing to do, it’s caring about your neighbor more than you care about yourself, its about lookin’ at gods counrty and knowing it’s not there by chance, it’s about believin’ in something bigger than yourself. It’s not about showin’ off and being some kinda character, but it’s showing character when everyone else is showin’ off.
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.
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.
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.