St. Patrick’s Day: Remembering the Irish in the Old West

From tried-and-true cowboys to colorful adventurists and outlaws, many Irish immigrants called the Old West home. They came for many reasons ranging from pursuing opportunity to fleeing persecution. Some of their lives ended well, while others were not so lucky. Here’s a brief background on a few: Thomas Fitzpatrick: This original mountain man immigrated to the U.S. in 1810. He became part of a fur trading expedition in 1823 and learned the ins and outs of the frontier. He discovered theRead more

Productivity: Learning from the Past

Just what exactly does it mean to be productive? On the most basic level, it’s input and output. It’s a measure of economic performance that compares the amount of goods and services produced (output) with the number of inputs used to produce those goods and services. For Braydan Shaw, president, Burns 1876, it means effectively using your time and resources to accomplish desired results. It’s an important bottom line for just about any business which is why it’s one of theRead more

Grab Your Hat and Boots and Hit the Country Western Music Trail 

Are you a fan of country western music? Well, you’re in luck. Here, we’ve curated a few of the top country western music festival destinations scheduled for 2023. So, whether you’re on the east coast, west coast, or somewhere in between, there’s sure to be a destination that’s just waiting for you. The Stagecoach Festival: April 28-30; Indio, CA – California is ready to party! Some of this year’s headliners include Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton. So, makeRead more

Winter Activities: Jackson Hole is a Top Choice

Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes, taking a leisurely, winter horseback ride through the snow-kissed woods or simply relaxing by a warm fire, now’s the time to indulge in your favorite winter activities. Jackson Hole, WY is an ideal destination in the west to get away from – or get to – it all! Ski or Board When it comes to skiing or snowboarding, Jackson Hole pretty much has it all. There are three different mountain resorts: Jackson Hole MountainRead more

Yellowstone: How to Dress the Part

In its fifth season, “Yellowstone” has become one of cable’s most popular TV series. I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of it, but if not, that’s okay. You may just consider spending a little more time outside your bunker 😉 because you’ve got something extraordinary to discover. So, here’s the show’s lowdown as presented by “Rotten Tomatoes,” a  leading  online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from critics: Oscar and Emmy winner Kevin Costner is the marquee attraction ofRead more

Your Gift Guide for Him

We’ve already talked about some gift ideas for her. Now, it’s time to focus on the gentlemen in the crowd. Boyfriend? Dad? Brother? Friend? We’ve got you covered from top to bottom – literally. Just read on and see what we’ve rounded up for you this year. Start at the top. Any cowboy worth his salt will cherish a custom-made cowboy hat with a show-stopping hatband. In fact, the rancher style cowboy hat with the Wildrose hatband – as seenRead more

Your Gift Guide for Her

Looking for something for that special lady in your life? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for that perfect pick for mom, your sister, or a friend. No matter the lady on your list, we’ve got some gift ideas that are sure to please her. Here are just a few to get you started on your way: The Montie Montana hatband: Montie Montana was a rodeo trick rider and trick roper, actor, stuntman and cowboy inducted into the ProRodeo HallRead more

Built to Compete: Burns’ Saddles for the WIN!

All riders and their horses can and will benefit from a correctly-fitted saddle. A saddle needs to evenly distribute a rider’s weight on the back of the horse so the rider’s center of gravity matches the horse’s center. Burns’ saddle designs were crafted and thought of by horseman and horsewomen who are or have been at the top of the game in the equine world for generations. Each one of them spends time as professionals fitting horses across the country, havingRead more

5 Reasons to Buy Handmade Cowboy Boots  

In a world of mass-produced goods, it’s easy to get caught up in buying products that have no soul. From assembly-required furniture that arrives to your doorstep in flat boxes to online subscriptions for just about anything from clothing and coffee to makeup and beer, life gets to feeling a little impersonal. That’s likely why handmade goods are on the rise. More and more, people are craving products with more authenticity. They’re looking for handmade as opposed to machine-made andRead more