Women of the American West: Pursuing Excellence

Too great not to share! This is Dalo’s amazing tribute to the Cowgirl Spirit. As Dalo explains (with fabulous photos to accompany the words), cowgirl spirit refers to “a woman who utilizes her strengths with the confidence to pursue life, and the admiration of men who are secure enough to understand embracing the power of such women will move them up to a higher level.”

~Cheers to that!

xx
Christy

Global Sojourns Photography

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The glint in her eyes mixed with the afternoon sun lulls us in before a quick shift in the saddle flaunts her message: a woman with a Cowgirl Spirit can stretch, bend, and break the rules society lays at her feet.

The whisper of the wind matches the cadence of her gallop.  Her light laughter trails off, leaving us cowboys choking in a cloud of dust. Nothing can get our hearts beating faster.

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The power of the Women of the American West is no myth, it is a beautiful reality and I pity any man who believes otherwise.

There is an old cowboy saying, “polishing your pants on saddle leather don’t make you a rider…” with its roots in the notion expertise comes from putting in quality time to master an art.  Pursuing excellence to shine above the rest describes the Cowgirl Spirit of these women; the confidence and humility…

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29 thoughts on “Women of the American West: Pursuing Excellence

  1. Great post for inspiring all women, Christy, and this verse speaks truth, “The whisper of the wind matches the cadence of her gallop. Her light laughter trails off, leaving us cowboys choking in a cloud of dust. Nothing can get our hearts beating faster.” Sending hugs, my friend

  2. I read this over at Randall’s blog and was amazed how he was able to capture in absolute stillness the faces of these women who at the time of the shot were moving extremely fast. That takes a fast eye and a very fast finger!! ❤

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