I’ve wondered what it would be like to spend a few days at a dude ranch. I wanted to experience the moments for myself. I have always wanted to ride a horse out on the open range; smell the air, feel a soft breeze in my hair, and especially feel the movements of a horse I am riding. There is something about being in the saddle and letting the horse step out in his natural habitat and absorbing nature. It’s hard to explain unless you experience it. Continue reading A Few Days At a Dude Ranch→
In Pike County and in the Pocono Mountains of north-east Pennsylvania is the site of the Malibu Dude Ranch. On 800 acres guests are invited to live the cowboy way of life for a few days. There is a lot of horseback riding on trails venturing through wood lined trails and mountains. Continue reading Horse Riding Vacation: Pennsylvania→
“Little Joe” Monaghan, Cowboy Joe, or Jo Monaghan the beautiful debutante; who was this young person who stayed mostly to themselves? It’s been written that this is a mystery that will never be solved.
Patsy Montana wasn’t the rodeo cowgirl kind, but she was a cowgirl. She sang songs for and about the cowgirl. Here is a short peek into the life of a singing cowgirl who was a yodeler, an actress, and songwriter.
Patsy’s real name was Ruby Rose Blevin. She was born October 30, 1908 in Beaudry, Arkansas. One source said she was born in Hope Springs, Arkansas.
She came by her performance name when she worked with Monte Montana, a silent film actor and champion cow roper.