"Jessica's obviously really, really talented. Her material floated to the top because of the quality of her presentation and her material."
~Charlie Seeman,Executive Director of the Western Folklife Center
"Jessica's ability to take a common, everyday experience, such as cooking dinner or doing laundry, and put a ranch life spin on it has made her poetry popular with both men and women alike. She has also drawn the attention of a younger crowd that is searching for a grounded lifestyle that is real in a fast-paced, computerized society."
~Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman
"When Jessica writes poetry about the buckaroo lifestyle she is writing from a firsthand knowledge of the things she has actually seen or experienced. This puts her apart from many other western poets that tend to glamorize or write about the way they 'think it was.' When you add this hands-on knowledge to her keen, observant eye and sensitive nature, you come up with a very unique individual that can write poetry that truly touches the souls of those of us who have lived it and also those that wish they could have."
~Mackey Hedges, author of Last Buckaroo and Shadow of the Wind
Always need a little excitement to start back to work, right?
Sam had loaded his horse and headed inside the house. I was doing the same when crashing began at the trailer. I dropped my arm load of stuff at the front door and booked it down there.
Bo was down in the trailer, still tied. I jerked my knife to cut the lead rope but he did not right himself. I finally get him to stand, get him out, move him around to make sure he's not hurt when I hear the ting of a list shoe.
Now we can finish getting ready to head for work.
#ranchlife #cowboystuff #shoeing #stringhorse #ranchhorse #cowboyhorse
Got to hit Capriola's and the @westernfolklifecenter for a few minutes today! @capriolacowgirl
Lunch and a phone meeting in Park City, Utah!
They are buckarooing out across this Great Basin land
They are punching those high headed cattle in the southwest
They are dodging timber through the hills in hot pursuit
While putting the tradition of their discipline to the test
They are training horses in the vaquero way
They are building gear just like their dad's and granddad's did before
They are showing border collie pups to bring in the strays
They are showing their sons how they've come to this life they adore
There are a lot of ways to work cattle and live this life
But the result of their work comes out just the same
Yes, this tradition carries a burden of heavy strife
But they help further the history of the cowboy's flame
Cowboy's Flame, Buckaroo Woman Unconfined, by Jessica Hedges. Please feel free to share!
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #buckaroowomanunconfined #wadesaddle #hornwrap #buckaroo
So glad I got to visit, will definitely have to plan a little longer visit...soon!
#craigcolorado #mountains #nofilter #roadwarrior
Road trip update:
Sam is threatening to leave me in Colorado to entertain at the other ranch :/ #roadwarrior #roadtrip #cowboypoet #bosswife #cowboylife
September 12 - October 31 I will be unavailable for appearances due to round up but come November 1, it's game on for this road gypsy!
If you would like to schedule your house concert, dinner show, trail ride or other event, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #wade #polyrope #cowboy #cowboygirl #horsewoman #buckarette #roper
They know how to do coffee in Wendover!
#coffee #coffeecup #caffineaddict #roadwarrior