George Strait knows when you fall off the horse, you gotta dust yourself off and get back in the saddle. He’s proving that we’ll all be dusting ourselves off and getting back in the saddle again, soon, especially after the trying times that this year has brought all of us.
The message reads, “We’ll ride again soon… Happy holidays!”
Strait wears a blue shirt with blue jeans, complete with belt buckle. A straw cowboy hat shields his face from the sun.
George Strait Really Ropes and Rides
The country legend not only sings about the cowboy way of life, but he actually lives it. The “Amarillo by Morning” singer competes in team roping events and even hosts one of his own called the George Strait Team Roping Classic.
“Team roping is my passion,” George Strait confessed. “It plays a huge role in my life. When I’m home, which is more and more these days, I try to rope every day and as long as I’m able. I’ll always try to improve my roping because you only get out of it what you put into it, and it’s a constant effort to get better.” Strait tells The Team Roping Journal.
The “Cowboys Like Us” singer looks up to World Champion Team Ropers like Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper, and Speed Williams and Rich Skelton.
Although Strait grew up in a ranching environment, it wasn’t until his early 20s that he started taking roping seriously. He taught himself the fundamentals, but still gets tips from time to time from his friend and fellow roper Bret Beach.
The Poteet, Texas native has even roped his son, Bubba, into being his partner for the event.
Strait says that his biggest personal roping accomplishment is, “winning with my son, Bubba. Fortunately, he shares this passion. It’s the greatest feeling in the world to watch my son win a roping, or even to just watch him compete. I’m sure I’m way more nervous than he is when I’m just watching,” he shared. “Bubba and I have been fortunate to win a couple of buckles together, and that, my friends, is the ultimate.”
Below is a behind-the-scenes video from a photoshoot Strait did with Justin Boots.
It shows George Strait with his horses, as well as team roping.