I Want To Be A Cowboy
The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo - Where Coffee and Horses Come Together
I’ve always considered myself kind of a mountain guy but myexperience slingin’ and sellin’ our high-altitude roasted coffees at the RockyMountain Horse Expo in Denver has me always ending the show wanting to be a cowboy.It’s something I don’t experience every day and it was nothing less than justas exciting as last year. My coffee booth (806) is located on the trade showfloor just a few feet away from where they walk the horses back and forth toarena.
Mixing Horse Breeds and High Altitude Coffee
As I sit in my booth I am very fortunate to have the rare opportunityto see so many different breeds of horses that I never knew existed, everythingfrom quarter horses, draft horses, pintos, mustangs and miniatures. I also havethe opportunity of talking with hundreds of people from all over the countrythat have a love for horses, work in the industry or are competing in the manycompetitions. For 3 days, I get to sit back and just take in the whole horseexpo experience and do what I love doing the most, educating the good folksabout our high-altitude roasted coffees, networking and making lots of newfriends.
In addition to all the cool stuff, there are several educationalworkshops and non-profit sanctuaries that are saving the native horses througheducation and preservation. This year, located directly across from my boothwas The Wind Dancer Foundation, an exhibit that brings awareness of the wildhorses that roam the public lands of America in 10 western states. The exhibitfeatures large images of the horses on the open plains taken by a severaldifferent photographers and offers pertinent information to help the public getinvolved and to donate to its cause.
Hand Crafted Goods for the Entire Family
For the ultimate shopping or family fun experience, thetrade show floor was full of vendors with the very best in hand-crafted goodsand everything a horse owner could possibly need, from art and photography towestern wear, saddles and trailers. If you were a kid or if your children lovedhorses, the family fun would be endless. One of the neatest things I saw was agiant covered wagon fitted with 4 sets of bunk beds that was a part of a campthat offered covered wagon camping from a dude ranch in Utah named ConestogaWagons.com.
Needless to say, after taking in the whole experience thethought of being a cowboy seemed much more exciting compared to the norm of myeveryday life. Everyone should experience the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo atleast once, you never know, it just may rekindle the cowboy or cowgirl in you.Not to mention, you can buy Colorado’s very besthigh-altitude roasted coffees there. To learn more about the Rocky MountainHorse Expo visit www.coloradohorsecouncil.com.