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Cowboys & Indians

October 2021

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United States
R 86,13
R 288,78
8 Issues

in this issue

1 min

2022 Photo Contest The deadline for entries in our annual photo contest is November 7, 2021. Contestants may enter up to five photographs in the categories of Ranch and Rodeo, Native Culture, Landscape, Wildlife, and Equine. Visit cowboysindians.com/photocontest to enter. NFR Sweepstakes Two lucky readers will win a fun holiday getaway to the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December, including tickets to see Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. Enter the contest at cowboysindians.com. Autumnal Art Peruse the Art & Culture section of our website for a list of art events and exhibits happening this fall as well as our in-depth interviews with artists and makers from throughout the West. C&I Shop Start shopping for the holiday season now! Everything you need for the cowboys and cowgirls in your life is available in our specially curated…

2 min

LAUREN C. KERRIGAN, ART DIRECTOR One thing I always enjoy at our photo shoots is how the models immediately light up when they get their outfits on. You can tell they just feel bold in what they’re wearing. And whether you’re a fashionista or not, Western fashion allows everyone to be bold. You can add a little or a lot, and both go a long way. A stunning piece of turquoise jewelry or a great pair of boots elevates any outfit. You can feel the craftsmanship put into the clothing—nothing feels mass-produced to me. LANELLE CORBIN, STYLIST Timeless and limitless—that’s what I love about Western fashion and style. Originating in the 1800s, it is still stylish today. Possibilities are limitless—pair a great boot with shorts, jeans, or a dress. Jewelry can make a…

3 min
lost & found

I WAS LOADING UP THE CAR FOR A JULY Fourth family get-together when I saw her running up and down the middle lane of a busy street. Skinny, panting, and panicked with a filthy collar and chain link hanging from her neck, this stranger was not coping well with independence. While I’m too often a tentative dude, I never hesitate for a second to give aid to an innocent creature in need. “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” As soon as I felt she was safe from traffic, I squatted down and called her over. Ten minutes later, she was in my backyard eating canned food I’d brought out, drinking fresh water, and thanking me with two of the most gorgeous canine eyes I’d ever seen. Yet another…

2 min

A Cowboy Kid Look forward to your magazine every month. There are so many things that I love. I will be reading Cowboys & Indians till the end of my time. Last month [May/June 2021] I so enjoyed the book that was advertised in Open Range: The Cowboy Kid by Shawn Howell. The characters Sam and his son Kade were heartwarming and brought back the simple life we would all love to have in this world of total chaos. As a young girl of 18 I started my ranch life, moving from Santa Monica, California, to Hailey, Idaho. I got the horse, met the Horseshoe Guy, Ray Seal, saw many ranches, and met several Kades in my time. Those ranch kids in my eyes were so respected and just blew me…

2 min
western warmth

Fall weather brings out the best elements of Western style—embellished leather jackets, fur-trimmed wool coats, suede and felt—all in an assortment of warm tones. Turquoise stones shine against shades of saddle and rust, while silk wild rags tuck stylishly into sweaters and denim. Prepare to layer up for the seasons ahead with fresh additions to your chilly weather wardrobe. —Andrea Thorp, fashion editor DESERT NEUTRALS Be reminded of Western landscapes while wearing this unique natural stone. The Square Royston Ribbon turquoise cuff ($459), callicosilver.com GOLDEN GLAMOUR Green and gold clusters will turn heads in any atmosphere. The Renelle Sonoran Gold turquoise earrings ($449), callicosilver.com SUEDE SHOES Slip on a pair of classic boots in a soft blue suede. Eleanor turquoise suede boots ($495), lucchese.com FELT TRADITION Try this classic cowboy hat shape on for size. Stetson Tom Mix felt cowboy…

1 min
texas gold minors

As the Fort Worth Stockyards continues to develop into a major North Texas attraction, many tourists are discovering the unique Western destination for the first time, giving many of the original storefronts a new way to shine. Texas Gold Minors, a high-end Western children’s boutique nestled in the Stockyard Station shopping area, is one of many hidden gems with a rich history to share with newcomers. Owner Judy Henson got her start in costuming in the mid-1980s, helping outfit the original Texas Gold Minors—a children’s choir group with immense popularity in the country and western space. Even as many of the group members grew up and entered the country music sphere professionally, Henson was continuously inspired by the fabulous clothing designs made for the stage. Once the Texas Gold Minors grew…