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Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: How 'Bout Them Cowgirls

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The cowgirls in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado have a special blessing of having many ladies willing and able to put on competitions on each side of the state line. We love to barrel race, congregate, and live out the cowgirl spirit.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Seasons in the Sun

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The seasons are changing in the weather, in rodeo, and in life. For most, these changes are welcome and signify something new and exciting.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Faired Out

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Come Sunday afternoon following a county fair, the statement, “I am faired out,” is heard from many parents, volunteers, and participants. There are those of us that tend to overindulge in the fair activities and we can narrow it down to a few reasons for such.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Life Isn't Always Fair, But Oh, When It Is

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When it is county fair time, life is about the fair, life is the fair, for at least a week, for the families, exhibitors, and volunteers that make this special event possible every year. Great preparation has gone into the many projects, activities, and events held during the county fair.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Rodeo Patriots

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As Cowboy Christmas wrapped up, I was reminded of the great sense of patriotism that is portrayed through the western lifestyle and rodeo. Every rodeo begins with the singing of the national anthem and a prayer.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Let's Go Branding!

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This is a wonderful time of year when ranchers are getting ready for branding. It is a little stressful as the ranchers want things to go smoothly as their precious babies are prepped for what lies ahead.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: The Hope of Spring

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Hope is an amazing thing and is defined by Cambridge as a verb to want something to happen or to be true and having good reason to think that it might. I like it as a noun-I have hope.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: You've Got to Be Kidding Me

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There is just something about a baby goat that can bring out the giggles in a child. Maybe it is the way they jump and twist in the air for no apparent reason and then just run off.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Tipton Leather

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Horse people love the smell of leather. It usually means there is something new to put on their horse or on them that typifies the western lifestyle.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Training Horses and Raising Kids

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In the rodeo world, the cowboys and cowgirls have basically two options when it comes to picking their equine partner. Option one is to dig deep into the bank account and buy a high dollar horse that will send them to the pay window.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Mike Henry: A True Cowboy Artisan

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With the passing of Mike Henry, I felt it appropriate to run a piece I did a couple years ago to honor the cowboy and friend of cowboys that Henry was. His cowboy gear that he custom-made will be treasured by his customers, friends, and family forever.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: SECO Crocodile Browndee

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I guess you could call him a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Marlin Perkins of Wild Kingdom. Lloyd Brown has led an interesting and exciting life wrangling critters outside of his normal cattle and horses.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Collapse of Summer; Hello October

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With the chopping of silage near completion and corn harvest beginning, farmers are busy during the month of October. The harvest moons make their appearances for all to see the wonder in the night sky.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: I Am Not Falling for It

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I admit it. I absolutely love summer and being outdoors.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Something for Everyone

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If you have been keeping up with me, I have been highlighting several of the county fairs in our area. The county fair is a little slice of heaven for animal enthusiasts.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Forever Honrary Kiowa County Fair Queen

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Born to Merle and Carol Shalberg of Sheridan Lake, CO in 1967, Lori always had a love for horses. She was well-known for riding the beautiful Palomino gelding, “Cee Bar Pride”.