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Raised by horse trainers Curt and Tammy Pate, Mesa Pate was instilled a passion for all animals at a young age. At 17 years young, she became involved in the bucking bull industry and had early success with some very talented animals. Fast-forward to the present, and she is still involved heavily in the bucking bull industry, as well as the reined cow horse industry. Pate and her mother produce Art of the Cowgirl, an annual gathering that celebrates cowgirls and their contributions to the Western lifestyle and culture.
Future for women in the Western industry
“I feel like women of the world should take note of how the women in the Western industry are changing things for the better, and how they are accomplishing that with grace, grit, and positivity.”