The Cowboy Way
Being a Cowboy is doing the right thing; common
wisdom born of simple virtues and strong ideals.
Above all, it is a strict adherence to honesty even
when it is not in our best interests. It is having an
inherent sense of justice in a world where the cards
are often stacked against us. We try to hold
enough common sense to recognize the value of a
lost cause and the cost of lost values. Generally
speaking, we are quietly reserved in all things except
freedom, fresh air and Saturday night. We have a keen
eye for a good horse, a good gun, and a good Cowgirl.
(Cowgirls may insert the word Cowboy here.)
Constant to friends, we are more so when friends need
us, less so when they don't. Familiar with hard
work we also know hard knocks and hard roads.
Often given to tears when lesser individuals would
display indifference; we are as well given to joy in a few
places others would only find disdain. We enjoy
plain living, not because we relish doing without,
but because we have discovered the treasures within.
And, finally, we have that elusive emotion called
courage which is, at worst, a badly directed sense of
conceit and, at best, it is the stuff
of which dreams are made. . . .
Judge Charly Gullett--1995
The above essay is from Cowboy Action Shooting,by Judge Charly Gullett. This is
the definitive work about Cowboy Action ShootingŪ, and is a "must read" for everyone
involved in the sport. It is used with his kind permission. You can order this book from Amazon.com.
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