“In a cowboy hat, you become a cowboy – walking a little taller and striding with confidence as others acknowledge the Western aura about you,” writes Jim Arndt in How to be a Cowboy. There are straw cowboy hats and felt cowboy hats and everything in between. But, when do you wear what? Here’s your […]
The Winter Carnival was started in 1914. Carl Howelsen wanted to show off his ski jumping skills from his native Austria. He said that if he could raise $50, he would build a jump and show off his skills. F.M. Light was the first to throw in $5, the ski jump was built and the […]
The crowning event at The Winter Carnival is the Diamond Hitch Parade, as it brings the last day of street events to a close. In true Light family history, our family was involved both in the first diamond hitch and in continuing the tradition through the years. What constitutes a diamond hitch you may ask? […]
What is that essential ingredient that makes someone a real cowboy? This has been a question posed by many a small child, wondering if the costume chaps, spurs, and cowboy hat give them the right to be associated with the likes of Hopalong and Wayne, Wild Bill and Earp. However, the question itself only begs […]
Here at F.M. Light and Sons, we obviously love all things western. This isn’t just because the wild west was wild, or because it is full of adventure and discovery. It’s because the men and the women of the old west were strong folks who knew how to get things done. They had a code […]
Cowboys need a unique cologne. They need a cologne that’s just for them. That’s where Let’er Buck comes in. This commercial sums up perfectly what Let’er Buck is, and how it perfectly captures the spirit of the wild west, and the cowboy.
We want to wish our own fathers a very Happy Father’s Day! We all look up to you and admire your strength and kindness. Thanks for believing in us. Here is a Father’s Day quote for you to share and enjoy on this special day. Be sure to thank your dad! “My father gave me […]
A friend and customer of ours, Mel, wrote this song and performed it at a festival in Alaska. He shared it with us on our Facebook page, and we absolutely love it. Not only does he have a fantastic voice, but the lyrics are fun. And, how often are you able to hear true cowboy […]
We know this is true for us, but how about you? Were your heroes cowboys? Let us know if the comments below!
It isn’t common to ride a horse for anything longer than a few hours; we have other modes of transportation in these modern times. So, what Filipe Masetti Leite is doing is historical. The 25 year-old Brazilian journalist is riding over 9,900 miles on two horses. His journey (which began in Canada and will end […]