The Hero, The Cowgirl

Cowgirls, much like you’d think of those cattle herders in the late 19th century, are strong and steady-handed. They too have a stoic heir about them when they’re on the job, dauntless in the way of weather, wild animals, and the unknown.

In the days leading up to the WWRA 2015 World Finals, I followed rodeo team leader, Rachel Smith, around as she prepared for the competition. When I showed up, I realized that I wasn’t going to be Rachel’s only shadow. Her 2 year old daughter, Jessa, was always in tow.

Jessa is a beautiful young girl, ferocious and funny. She always wanted to help and always wanted to be on a horse. If you were to ever meet her, you wouldn’t believe she’s been on the earth for such a short time. The bond between Jessa and Rachel was so strong, even though both are filled with such independence.

Something else I think goes unknown by too many is that the unflappable nature that dominates ranch life can melt into such a warmness. Rachel, this awe inspiring woman of strength, has so many facets. She knows the land and the animals like no other, she is a brilliant wife and mother, and she’s great to have a conversation with. In my mind, she’s a hero. May women of her nature be remembered as Americana in years to come.

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Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Pant

Carhartt Women's 1989 Pants

Carhartt Women's 1989 Pants

Carhartt Women's 1989 Pants

Carhartt Women's 1989 Pants

It’s official, the 1889 Slim Double Front is my new favorite work pant.
These dungarees have a slim flit with a mid rise that sits just below the waist.
The contoured waistband prevents gapping in the back,
so you can bend over to work without a care in the world.
With utility pockets and hammer loop, you’re ready for action.
And don’t forget the double layer of fabric on the front of the legs.
These pants can really take a beating.
I’m all for great work pants that fits in a feminine way.

shop this look: Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double Front Pant, Annapolis Shirt, & Wellington Boot