National Day of the Cowboy
Cowboys have always been a symbol of “The American Way” since the beginning of America. They fought for freedom, justice and a place to hang their hats. With dedication, heart and the code of the west, cowboys achieved that and more. The National Day of the Cowboy allows horsemen and their loved ones a chance to celebrate the American Cowboy.
Rod’s will be celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy with a sale event in our Columbus, Oh store Thursday, 7/26 – Sunday, 7/29. Save an extra 20% off sale prices, specials, and free gifts with purchase. Don’t miss out on these great savings. Now shop two stores at one location, with over 20,000 square feet!
That time of year is here again – state and county fairs! It is time to show your accomplishments and to close the show season with a bang. Although this is an exciting time of year, it can also be very stressful. Rod’s has compiled a list of helpful tips to make this fair spectacular.
Know the Fairgrounds –Take a walk around the fair grounds and get your bearings. It is good practice to know the essentials: where to sign up for classes, restrooms, and where your horse stall is located. The more you can become aware of now, the easier show day will be!
Research Surrounding Area – Get to know the surrounding area. If you are staying for a couple days, you may want to know the local hotels and restaurants, and if there is a store in town for anything you may have forgotten at home.
Get Packing – Pack all of your grooming supplies, and show accessories. Make sure your tack and show clothing is cleaned and ready for the ring. Braid and band your horse, keep the braids safe by using a sleazy hood.
Keep Your Horse Happy – Don’t forget the fly spray! It is hot outside, and the close quarters in the barn can accumulate flies. Be sure to keep your horse hydrated and bring extra buckets for water!
Last Minute Essentials for the Show – Get registered for all of your classes and make sure your number is attached to your shirt and horse blanket. Practice your patterns if needed, and grab a show roster. Knowing the show schedule will help to fit in last minute grooming and practice.