Top 5 Summer Cowboy Vacation Spots in the USA

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If you haven’t made your summer vacation plans yet, it’s not too late! Cowboy vacations with the family include horseback riding, cattle drives, and rodeos that make for everlasting memories and endless summertime fun. Sheplers shares with you the top 5 summer cowboy vacation spots in the USA. It’s time to take out your cowboy jeans for the vacation of a lifetime!

  1. Tucson, Arizona– This wonderful western city offers many outdoor adventure opportunities where visitors can get the authentic cowboy experience in one vacation. Daily trail horseback rides through different ranches are the perfect cowboy activity. You can visit Tanque Verde Ranch which is surrounded by miles of mountains and the desert.
  2. Steamboat Springs, Colorado– The Elk River Guest Ranch in this beautiful Colorado city offers a full range of riding options and other summer adventure activities. If you are looking for the ultimate cowboy dude ranch experience, look no further than Steamboat Springs for a memorable vacation.
  3. Austin, Texas- This city is known for its live country music scene, and it provides numerous parks and lakes perfect for hiking, biking, and boating. Sheplers recommends this vibrant and welcoming city to all cowboys looking for an adventure.
  4. Moab, Utah- You can take part in the ultimate western experience at Moab Utah dude ranches. This city offers remoteness, beautiful mountain scenery, and family cowboy activities that will surpass your summer vacation expectations.
  5. Bandera, Texas- Cowboy vacations are not complete without a stop to Bandera, Texas. The self-proclaimed cowboy capitol of the world is home to guest and legitimate ranches that will make your summer vacation the most authentic western experience for you and your family.

Baby Shower Gift Ideas – Western Wear for Infants

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With a baby on the way, it’s time to celebrate! Baby showers are the perfect way to show some love to the mom-to-be, and there are tons of adorable baby shower gifts for family and friends to show up with. A western inspired baby shower celebrates the newest cowboy or cowgirl on the way and you want to come prepared with unique gifts. Sheplers shares with you the cutest western wear for infants that make the best country themed gifts for the baby on the way.

Infant Boots

A cowboy or cowgirl in the making needs their first pair of cowboy boots and Sheplers has the cutest infant boots that all babies can rock. This unique gift idea such as this pair of Old West Girls’ Infant White Poppets is the perfect western style addition to a baby’s new wardrobe. A new mom will always remember her baby’s first pair of cowboy boots.

Cowboy Printed Onesies

The newest cowboy will look adorable in this Cody James Infant Boys’ Paisley Print Onesie from Sheplers. Western details on a onesie will automatically make any baby stylish and fashion forward. A Paisley print is the ultimate cowboy inspired touch to a baby’s outfit.

Bandana Printed Clothes

Nothing says country western like bandana print! This cute and pretty in pink Girls’ Bandana Print Infant Dress is the perfect cowgirl baby shower gift that everyone will love and be talking about. This stylish baby gift option will be sure to turn heads.

For more western inspired baby shower gifts, visit Sheplers western Wear today!

Leather Cowboy Hats – For the Cowboy with Everything

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What gift do you get for the cowboy with everything? Genuine leather cowboy hats, it’s that simple! You can never have enough cowboy hats to rock on different occasions, and this western accessory is perfect for an authentic country look. Sheplers has all the western attire to keep a cowboy looking his best, and the selection of leather cowboy hats provide anyone with the perfect gift options for your fellow cowboy. Here are a few of our personal favorites for you to choose from.

The Perfect Travel Cowboy Hat

If this cowboy is always on the go, you want to find a hat that will fit his lifestyle. This Leather Outback Hat is the ideal traveling companion that includes genuine distressed leather and a wire brim for customization. Cowboys are always looking for their next adventure, and choosing the right leather cowboy hat will make for a great western gift.

Detailed Leather Hats

If you are looking for a more sophisticated and stylish look, details on a leather cowboy hat will do the trick. They add western pizzazz to your hat and you can flaunt serious cowboy attitude with an option like this Bullhide Men’s Comanche Leather Hat. This is the perfect gift for the traditional cowboy at heart.

When searching for the right cowboy hat, you want to keep in mind the functionality, form, and color of the hat. Every cowboy has their own unique style and at Sheplers, there are a wide range of different leather cowboy hats perfect for everyone!

 

Leather Cowboy Hats – For the Cowboy with Everything

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What gift do you get for the cowboy with everything? Genuine leather cowboy hats, it’s that simple! You can never have enough cowboy hats to rock on different occasions, and this western accessory is perfect for an authentic country look. Sheplers has all the western attire to keep a cowboy looking his best, and the selection of leather cowboy hats provide anyone with the perfect gift options for your fellow cowboy. Here are a few of our personal favorites for you to choose from.

The Perfect Travel Cowboy Hat

If this cowboy is always on the go, you want to find a hat that will fit his lifestyle. This Leather Outback Hat is the ideal traveling companion that includes genuine distressed leather and a wire brim for customization. Cowboys are always looking for their next adventure, and choosing the right leather cowboy hat will make for a great western gift.

Detailed Leather Hats

If you are looking for a more sophisticated and stylish look, details on a leather cowboy hat will do the trick. They add western pizzazz to your hat and you can flaunt serious cowboy attitude with an option like this Bullhide Men’s Comanche Leather Hat. This is the perfect gift for the traditional cowboy at heart.

When searching for the right cowboy hat, you want to keep in mind the functionality, form, and color of the hat. Every cowboy has their own unique style and at Sheplers, there are a wide range of different leather cowboy hats perfect for everyone!

 

Western Style Buyers Guide – Cowgirl Luggage

If you are getting ready for your next western vacation, it might be time to upgrade your luggage bags to a more modern country style. You can choose a simple and classic duffle bag, or a more elaborate one with tooled trim and belt buckles for your packing needs. Whether you are embarking on a long journey, or just an overnight stay, Sheplers has the perfect western style guide for your cowgirl luggage. Why not travel in style?cowgirl-luggage

Boot Bags

Real cowgirls don’t travel anywhere without their cowgirl boots, and finding the right luggage specific to your boots is key. A handy boot bag is the perfect solution for keeping your boots protected during traveling, and they will easily fit as a carry on if you are traveling by plane. This Western Brown Boot Bag works great for your cowgirl luggage needs.

Stylish Duffle Bags

Another efficient cowgirl luggage option is western duffle bags. They have ample space for storing your personal items and they come with multiple pockets and compartments. Why not add style and western accents to your luggage bag? This Tooled Trim and Stitching Duffle Bag is the perfect bag for storage and the belt buckle brings western charm with you on your travels.

Multiple Function Bags

Carry-on luggage bags that you can hold or wheel are the most functional travel bags. You should search for bags that include plenty of storage space as well as durable performance attributes. Add western style to your carry-on bag with this Bandana by American West l
ake Tahoe Carry On from Sheplers.

 

 

How to Choose the Right Cowgirl Boots for Her

Cowgirls boots are the perfect addition to a western style look, and any pair of these classic boots will make you feel like an authentic cowgirl instantly. Not only are cowgirl boots fashionable, but they are extremely functional for everyday use. It’s important to consider multiple factors when choosing the right cowgirl boots and at Sheplers women’s western wear, we provide you with the perfect guide for how to choose the right cowgirl boots. Style, material, and fit are all crucial in the search for your match made in heaven.

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Choosing the Right Material

You can find cowgirl boots made from all different types of genuine leather including suede, alligator skin, and cowhide leather. Of course, there are boots made from faux leather and you should consider the material that best fits your needs. The most durable and long-lasting material options are usually on the more expensive side; however, you can guarantee that these cowgirl boots will stay with you for a while.

Heel and Shaft Height

When it comes to the height of the heel and shaft, this choice is solely based off preference. You should consider the type of settings you wish to wear your cowgirl boots in and some occasions may call for a smaller heel for comfort while some nights you may want to flaunt a stylish high heel. Also, a taller shaft protects your leg more if you will be working in your boots. Whatever feels the most comfortable to you is the way to go.

Toe Point Preference

The type of toe point for your cowgirl boots are a matter of personal style and comfort. There are boots that have a rounded toe while others can be pointed or squared. The choice of this aesthetically pleasing feature of a cowgirl boot differs for everyone, and at Sheplers we suggest you go with the boots that are the most suitable for your wardrobe.

3 Ways to Tell Your Cowboy Jeans Fit Perfectly

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A good pair of jeans is something a cowboy can always count on, and every pair should feel like it was custom made for the best fit. Comfort is key with men’s jeans, and there are many ways to tell your cowboy jeans are the right fit for you. Whether you are attending a rodeo or a country concert with friends, your cowboy jeans are your best accessory for country-boy charm. Sheplers Western Wear has the perfect guide with three ways for choosing the best fitted cowboy jeans.

Stretch Matters

For cowboy jeans you wish to wear all day, stretch and comfort will do wonders. Most jeans have a small amount of elasticity to them and we suggest you search for a pair that includes lycra or spandex for added comfort. You will most likely be wearing your cowboy jeans for an extended period at a western event, and your jeans should allow for extra movement to avoid distress. These Regular Fit Stretch Wrangler Jeans are the perfect pair for stretch and denim ease.

One Size Smaller

A waistband that fits too loose can cause your jeans to look bulky and feel uncomfortable. One way to tell that your jeans are the perfect fit is by the two fingers test. You shouldn’t be able to fit two fingers in the waistband when you try on different styles of jeans. This test will ensure the perfect fit, not too loose and not too tight. Men usually have the tendency to shop for jeans that are too big and we suggest you consider going a size smaller for the right feel.

Leg Length

Another way to tell if your cowboy jeans are right for you is by the length of where they fall. A flawless fit should include a slight/half or full break on your legs. Your look will be more refined with the right length and you can avoid the baggy jeans look.

 

 

Yoga Exercises for Cowgirls

From beginners to experts, yoga exercises for cowgirls is the perfect stress reliever and strengthening exercise suitable for all riders. You can learn to physically and mentally enhance your riding abilities with certain yoga exercises that will make you feel balanced and relaxed. Yoga exercises can strengthen the connection with your mind and body and build balance and stamina for riding at the same time. Sheplers women’s western wear shares with you the best yoga exercises for all cowgirls. Learn how to get your namaste on below.

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Balance Exercises

Balance postures are important for cowgirls in that they help you find your center. Strong balance in the horse’s saddle and a solid core will help improve your riding abilities tremendously. If you are riding anywhere but the center, the horse’s movement will be altered. Sheplers recommends you work on the tree pose to effectively develop your balance capabilities.

Hip Opener Exercises

Hip flexor stretches provide riders with more comfort on the horse, and allows you to mount and dismount with more ease. These exercises help to build relaxed and synchronized movement with you and your horse. Bound angle pose and child’s pose are the perfect yoga stretches to open your hips before you go out for a ride.

Shoulder Exercises

Yoga for cowgirls allows riders to become more relaxed so that there is no muscle tension that will hinder the horse’s ability. Shoulder exercises will help alleviate upper back and shoulder stiffness as well as open your chest. The eagle arms pose and the easy seated twist will target the shoulders area and help to release all tension.

For the ultimate cowgirl apparel, check out Sheplers.com

Yoga Exercises for Cowgirls

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Yoga-for-cowgirls

From beginners to experts, yoga exercises for cowgirls is the perfect stress reliever and strengthening exercise suitable for all riders. You can learn to physically and mentally enhance your riding abilities with certain yoga exercises that will make you feel balanced and relaxed. Yoga exercises can strengthen the connection with your mind and body and build balance and stamina for riding at the same time. Sheplers women’s western wear shares with you the best yoga exercises for all cowgirls. Learn how to get your namaste on below.

Yoga-for-cowgirls

Balance Exercises

Balance postures are important for cowgirls in that they help you find your center. Strong balance in the horse’s saddle and a solid core will help improve your riding abilities tremendously. If you are riding anywhere but the center, the horse’s movement will be altered. Sheplers recommends you work on the tree pose to effectively develop your balance capabilities.

Hip Opener Exercises

Hip flexor stretches provide riders with more comfort on the horse, and allows you to mount and dismount with more ease. These exercises help to build relaxed and synchronized movement with you and your horse. Bound angle pose and child’s pose are the perfect yoga stretches to open your hips before you go out for a ride.

Shoulder Exercises

Yoga for cowgirls allows riders to become more relaxed so that there is no muscle tension that will hinder the horse’s ability. Shoulder exercises will help alleviate upper back and shoulder stiffness as well as open your chest. The eagle arms pose and the easy seated twist will target the shoulders area and help to release all tension.

For the ultimate cowgirl apparel, check out Sheplers.com

Cattle Drives for Beginners: What to Expect

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Cattle drives are as about as real as it gets when it comes to the authentic western lifestyle, and you will automatically feel like a cowboy after this unique experience. If you are new to cattle drives, there are many tips and tricks you can learn before you embark on your cowboy journey. It’s important to pack the appropriate items for this activity such as your favorite horse riding boots. Sheplers Western Wear can share with you what to expect on cattle drives for beginners.

Cattle drives are the perfect opportunity for you to feel like a real cowboy for the day by participating in a working ranch operation. Whether you will be moving small herds of cattle to a close by pasture or driving large groups across town, you can expect your cattle drive to turn into an all-day task. The pace of the cattle drive can vary significantly depending on where you go. You should consider your riding ability before you select your western destination. Some working ranches require a certain level of riding ability before allowing you to participate, so we recommend you check with the ranch beforehand.

Make sure you come prepared and dressed for the weather conditions you will be experiencing that day. If your cattle drive is in the mountains, you will want to pack a rain jacket just in case some showers come into play. Of course, you will need the perfect cowboy hat and horse riding boots to complete your cattle drive look. Authentic cowboys always come prepared with the proper gear ready to herd cattle.