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Merry Christmas, Y’all

‘Twas the week of Christmas, and all around the ranch all the cowboys were working the DDD brand. “The only weather we don’t work in is rain and lightning and when it’s too hot for the stock,” says ranch manager Weldon Hawley. Cowboys work ten hours a day, five and a half days a week. “There’s always enough cowboys around for an emergency, like fighting a grassfire or something,” says Jimbo Glover. “Somebody asked me, ‘What do you want to be when you get big?’ and I said, ‘I ain’t going to be a fireman, I’ll tell you.’”

 

Cowboys practice old-fashioned virtues. “Integrity is what the world’s missing now,” Weldon Hawley says. “There’s a lot of pride in their work, a bunch more so than anywhere else.”

Arriving at the pasture where they’ll work, the cowboys unload their horses and mount up in the faint glow of the moon and their vehicles’ lights.

“To do this, you just have to love it,” says Weldon Hawley. And the Waggoner cowboys do love their work; you can see it in every face as they ride out into the pasture. They are a living image of the American West. And this is an opportunity to see who they really are. These are the cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch.

 

Whether you’re reading from the city or the ranch, we hope you have a very merry Christmas. Don’t have a copy of Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch yet? There’s still time to get yours in time for Christmas. Just choose priority shipping by December 21st and it will get to you in time for the holiday!

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Holiday Shipping

Help Santa out, Texas style. Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is made in Texas, by Texans, about Texans. With our new Priority shipping option, there’s plenty of time to order the book for everyone on your Christmas list.

Shipping Deadlines

In order to receive your book by Christmas, please order by the dates below

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The Story as Old as Texas

“The book shows we’re still surviving, doing things like they did 100 years ago, the cowboy way.” –  Waggoner Ranch Manager Weldon Hawley quoted in Western Horseman, (March 2016).  Mr. Hawley has worked at the Waggoner since 1976. 

In 1849, Dan Waggoner began the ranch with 6 horses, 242 longhorns, and a bit of land in Wise County. Over time, the ranch grew and moved out towards Wichita Falls. It is now the largest ranch under one fence in the United States, spanning 6 counties. Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is proud to be a GO TEXAN product

Jeremy Enlow visited the Waggoner in 2015 to document the 26 cowboys working the ranch. The result is his inaugural book, Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch. Printed in North Texas, we’re proud that Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is a GO TEXAN product.

 

 

Made in Texas, by Texans

This Christmas, GO TEXAN and give everyone on your list a gift made in Texas, by Texans, about Texans. The largest ranch under one fence in the United States, the Waggoner Ranch is nearly as old as Texas. Texas native Jeremy Enlow spent five months photographing the 26 working cowboys who live there. The result is the award-winning Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch, a 140 page full color coffee table book printed right here in North Texas.  

GO TEXAN this Christmas when you order Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch

“Printing bids were much cheaper in Asia, but for this book not only did I want it to be printed in the United States but specifically in Texas,” says Jeremy Enlow. “It is important to me to know the working conditions are safe and people are being treated fairly.  Texans, myself included, are proud of their state.  I consider it a great achievement that this book was 100% made by Texans in Texas.

Texan from start to finish

Jeremy along with John Davidson (editor), Julie Enlow (producer), Jan Batts (copy), Yvette Bowling (design), Julie Hatch (Public Relations/Media) and Hunter Mills (Public Relations/Social Media) are all native Texans. Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is proud to be a GO TEXAN product. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefits The Waggoner Ranch Cowboys Fund, giving back to some of Texas’ greatest living legends. 

“The book shows we’re still surviving, doing things like they did 100 years ago, the cowboy way.” –  Waggoner Ranch Manager Weldon Hawley quoted in Western Horseman, (March 2016).  Mr. Hawley has worked at the Waggoner since 1976.

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We Won a 2016 Equus Film Festival Winnie!

Last week, Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch was honored to attend the Equus Film Festival in New York City. The festival’s mission is to “be the home to the horse storytellers of the world,” and it was great to be a part of that mission. Jeremy Enlow signed books for the festival’s pop up gallery and spoke at a panel with other authors.

Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch won the 2016 Equus Film Festival Winnie in the Equine Photography Collection category.

 

Equus Festival Winnie Award

This is the sixth award Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch has received this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported and shared the book. It’s an honor to tell the story of these cowboys and the Waggoner Ranch. By supporting Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch, you’re supporting local Texas businesses and cowboys, with every purchase benefitting The Waggoner Ranch Cowboys Fund.

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We’re Popping into Ft. Worth for the Holidays

Hey there, Fort Worth! Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is popping up in Sundance Square for the holidays. The Jeremy Enlow Fine Art Photography Pop Up Gallery will be open daily from November 25 – December 24. Come on out to get your signed copy of the award-winning book right here in Fort Worth.

The 4,200 square foot gallery will feature fine art prints from Jeremy’s Waggoner RanchCuba 2016, and via collections.

Jeremy Enlow Fine Art Photography Pop Up Gallery

 

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday | 11 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday | 12 pm – 6 pm

Located at Third and Houston

 

Follow Jeremy on Instagram @jeremyenlow for more pop up gallery updates! 

 

 

 

Never Before Seen Photographs of Waggoner Ranch Vol. 3

Good morning!

To celebrate Equus International Film Festival this week, we’re sharing 10 more previously unpublished photographs from Jeremy’s archives. If you enjoy seeing new photos of the ranch, follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we share new images every week. The photographs in Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch and Jeremy’s archives show a side of cowboy life that’s not often seen, as the reviewer below says:

“Being a life long Texan (and you’ll understand this if you’re one too), I have seen more than my fair share of “The Cowboy Life” portrayed in the worst way by some slick New York or Los Angeles artist/producer/photographer/journalist… In my travels, it never fails, that I am presented with some misconceived and ill informed lore of how Texas, Cowboys, and country life if portrayed elsewhere. So when I heard about this book – I was naturally skeptical, and fully expected some mockery and over zealous portrayal of country bumpkins, akin to another horrible Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland performance.. I was horribly, horribly WRONG.”  -Amazon book review, (May 7, 2016)

We love this review of the book and are honored to show Texas cowboys in a way that honors them as the living legends they are.

 

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Waggoner Cowboys in NYC

Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch is coming to New York City this month! The Equus International Film Festival in New York City, to be exact. Jeremy Enlow will sign copies of Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch  at the festival’s Pop-Up Gallery on November 18-19. The book will be available for purchase at the event. According to the event’s website, the Equus International Film Festival “highlights, acknowledges and awards the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse.”

We know the Waggoner cowboys rely on their horses to get the job done, and we are proud to be a part of this event. If you’re a Waggoner cowboy fan in New York, we hop you’ll come out and say hi!

When: November 18th – 19th, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 140 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Join Jeremy Enlow November 18-19 at Equus Film Festival in NYC

Can’t make the festival? Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch ships free in the United States. Get yours now and beat the holiday rush!

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Saddle Up and Get It Done

Get ready for round 3 of never before published photos from Jeremy Enlow’s archives. (Don’t miss round 1 and round 2 in our series of photos from the archives) 

On the Waggoner Ranch, everyone saddles up and lends a hand during branding season. During Jeremy’s time on the ranch from April – June 2015, he captured the cowboys’ work during this busy season. Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch takes a look at the lives of working cowboys in the dirt and grit of day to day life.

Minimizing stress to the calves is always a top priority to the cowboys. Branding and castration is done right in the pasture, eliminating the need to pen up the calves. On the largest ranch under one fence in the U.S., a single pasture is often 6,000-10,000 acres, so the morning ride to gather calves can take a while.

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Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch Events

M.L. Leddy’s Book Signing & Customer Appreciation Party

When: October 27 from 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: M.L. Leddy’s on 2455 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX
Details: Jeremy Enlow will be signing copies of Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch on Thursday during the M.L. Leddy’s customer appreciation party. Come on down to get your signed book before the holidays and meet Jeremy! Click here to RSVP.

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Morning on the Ranch Photography Workshop

When: October 31 – November 1
Where: The Forum Wichita Falls and JC Ranch in Holiday, Texas
Details: Jeremy Enlow & Cowboy True are hosting a free workshop and ranch photography event October 31st – November 1st. Interested photographers will select one image for judging and display on the entrance trail at the Cowboy True western art show this spring. Images will be 16 x 20 aluminum. All 15 spots are currently filled, but you can read more about the event and get on the wait list here.

Sponsored by Cowboy True

Rope & Choke Cancer for George Calvin Self

When: Saturday November 5 at 1:00 p.m. |  Sunday November 6, benefit meal at 12:30, roping at 1 p.m.
Where: Santa Rosa Rodeo Grounds
Details: Waggoner Ranch cowboy George Calvin Self was diagnosed with cancer recently. If you’re near the ranch November 5th & 6th, come out for roping and a meal in his benefit. For those who cannot attend the event, checks made out to George Calvin Self can be mailed to 18818 US Highway 183 S, Electra, TX, 76360. For more information, contact Lisa Graham, Mikayla Graham, or Cindy Wells at the numbers below.

Waggoner Ranch cowboy George Calvin Self

 

Equus International Film Festival

When: November 18 -19 from 12p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Equus International Film Festival Pop-Up Gallery at 140 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, 1003
Details: Jeremy Enlow will have a table at the Equus Pop-Up Gallery. Learn more about the event on the Equus International Film Festival website here.
Thanks for supporting Texas artists and businesses! We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events.

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Good Morning, Waggoner

Mornings on the Waggoner Ranch near Vernon, Texas glow with the lights of trucks, trailers, and the moon as the cowboys get ready to drive out into the pasture. On the largest ranch under one fence in the United States, a single pasture is often 6,500-10,000 acres.

At Jimbo Glover’s signal, the cowboys leave their early breakfast to head out to work . There’s no pecking order as the cowboys line up across the horse pen. “It’s like church, sitting in the same pew every Sunday,” explains cowboy John Paul Welch. “Everybody just stands in the same place.” At Jimbo’s signal, cowboys call out the name of a horse on their string they want to ride that day.

During his time on the ranch, Jeremy Enlow photographed the early morning hours many times. From the hazy blue of a foggy morning to the crisp white moon when the cowboys got to work before the sun, you can see all manners of Texas skies in Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch. 

“There’s such a great quality of light and consistency of mood throughout the whole thing. Jeremy really captured that and carried it through. Photos are a like a paragraph. One leads to the next. I look for consistency and he did it. The images are graphic and informative. If you don’t have great light you better nail the moments. He did. He listened and he nailed it and I’m really proud of him.” -John Davidson (Director of Photography Dallas Mornings News 1984-2002)

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