Pride Runs Deep

By Phillip Kitts

While at a recent event, a fun discussion came up that became a rather passionate exchange between a few young rodeo enthusiasts. This sparked some serious thought which led to a little research.

The conversation started with some talk about what state produces the best cowboys. Of course, this was based around rodeo cowboys and their specific events. Then, of course, the non-rodeo-oriented individuals turned the talk to which state has the toughest and handiest cowboys.

With such a massively subjective topic, inspiration struck to ask around and get some opinions. There are two ways to approach the subject, rodeo cowboys and ranch cowboys.

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