In this podcast episode, Cheyenne interviews creative cowgirls, Skye Ogilvie and Blue Borton.
Skye Ogilvie is the cowgirl behind Cielo Cinches. She grew up in Western Montana where horses were her family’s livelihood.
In 1994, with the assistance of my friend, Rebecca Morgan-Albertson, she built her first cinch. She was only a teenager at the time, but she fell in love with mohair back then. Some 17 years later, she was approached by Rebecca to film her cinch-making DVD. By the time filming was complete, she had made up her mind that custom cinch making is what she wanted to pursue.
Now, she builds custom breast collars and cinches for NFR qualifiers and Quarter Horse World finalists, to everyday working cowboys. She believes every horse and rider deserves comfortable, well-fitting gear that expresses their personality and benefits their horsemanship journey!
Blue Borton lives on a ranch in Western South Dakota with her husband, Cory and a Basset Hound named Patsy. They stay busy most of the year caring for Angus cows and training horses.
Blue says that she inherited her creative genes from her grandmother, Elva, who was a child of the Depression and had an appreciation of beautiful things. She knew that you could make do, reuse, and recycle before it was the trendy thing to do. She loved fine clothing and developed her skills to sew a Vogue pattern to perfection.
Blue appreciates items with memories and heritage. Patching a rip in your favorite pair of jeans with a stylish yet useful patch or bringing your grandfather's jacket into a piece that you can call your own.
She prides herself that every piece she creates is truly one of a kind! Check out her Out of the Blue creations.
Who is Cheyenne Wilson?
Cheyenne was fortunate to grow up on her family's working cattle ranch in southeastern Montana. This is where her intense love of horses and cattle began. She also learned to love and respect the land from a very young age. She runs black Angus cattle and raises half-draft horses with her husband and son. Their place is known as the Lazy Six Nine Ranch. Cheyenne is also an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe. She and her family reside and ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They also spend time in Montana in the Beartooth Mountains.
Cheyenne strives daily to spread positivity and awareness of modern-day ranching. One of her passions is empowering women involved in agriculture to live life at a higher level. She strives to perpetuate the ever-evolving role of women in agriculture through her blog (The Native Cowgirl), public speaking, photography, and social media outlets.
She loves helping rural entrepreneurs level up in what they are passionate about. This includes updating company branding, amplifying social media platforms, increasing website traffic, one-on-one coaching for business/personal growth, etc.
She has been able to build her business from the ground up earning 7-figures in only three years -- in the middle of nowhere.
She always says, "If I can do this, you can too!"
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