January 2015 (Down The Line, Stran Smith)

To say writing this article has been a blessing to me is an understatement. Each time I reach within to discuss something with you guys, it does me more good than it does any reader. Thanks to all of you that give me feedback and ideas. I love hearing from the readers. I get approached from people all over about this article more than all the others things I do combined. It is very overwhelming the amount of people that this article has reached or touched in some way or another.

So for all you wanting more… We have launched a blog site. STSRanch.com has been a long time coming. On the site, I have the opportunity to write about things that you guys ask about in more detail. I will give tips on rodeo, fitness and nutrition, ranching, highlight my favorite products, favorite people, and just talk life.

Jen has also gotten requests and consulted in the western fashion world, so it will be a joint effort. She is blogging about western fashion, fitness, food, and western lifestyle. It is a true lifestyle site.

Check it out and let us know what you think. Make no mistake. I, in no way, think I have it all figured out. I just believe in the western lifestyle we all live. We want to pass down a heritage and a legacy of the true cowboy, and cowboy way of life… We, more importantly, strive to emphasize the principals that this country was built on: HONOR and INTEGRITY while being TRUE to your faith, your family, and yourself.

This might have been one of my busiest WNFR’s yet. It was go go go from the moment we arrived in Las Vegas. I’d first like to say congratulations to Stetson and Chenae Vest. I was honored that they asked me to officiate their wedding. I also spoke at Elevation Sunday with rodeo greats, Cody Custer, Dean Gorsuch, and Ryan Gray. Amongst those two things Jennifer and I had a great time hosting the Wrangler NFR Countdown Show at the MGM Grand every night before the rodeo.

I also had the opportunity to interview Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants MVP pitcher, for the Wrangler Network. What an awesome guy he was. If you don’t know much about WranglerNetwork.com, take a look. They broadcasted several things from the WNFR, including our show, Elevation Sunday, and Miss Rodeo America, and they are simulcasting lots of rodeos year round. A website to keep you’re eyes on throughout the year. Last but definitely not least, special congratulations to my nephews, Trevor and Tuf for winning the World! God

Bless and See you down the line,

Stran T