Aaron Watson knows what he’s talking about when he sings, “That’s why God loves cowgirls, I believe there’s a place in his heart, cause when the herd needs tending and the fences needs mending, he knows they’ll work hard.”
Being a cowgirl is not an easy path by any means. It would be much simpler, and affordable, to live a life without ranching. However, for the women who have the passion and drive to live the cowgirl lifestyle, there is no other life that would be worth living. From brandings to mending fences, cowgirls take pride in every aspect of their profession.
Jaymie Dunlap, of Dunlap Photography, has worked hard over the years to perfectly capture cowgirls in their natural element, working alongside fellow ranchers. Take a look at what a day in the life looks like for a cowgirl at a branding.