#StickYourNeckOutStories - Kirsten Robinson
We’ve been so lucky to be a part of an industry where we’ve met so many strong western women. Stick Your Neck Out Stories is a series showcasing women in the western industry that have really gone for it, taken risks, stuck their neck out, and embody everything Fringe Scarves is all about.
How did you get your start in ranching?
I started my ranch Instagram account as a way to share my dreams and aspirations of becoming a rancher. I had lots of experience with horses, agriculture and farming growing up, but it wasn't until after college while working on a guest ranch (that was also a working ranch in the off-season) that I realized my true passion for ranching. It's meant the world to me to be able to share my journey from dreams to reality!
What’s your “Stick Your Neck Out” story?
Honestly, I stuck my neck out FAR when I accepted a ranch management position on a beef cattle ranch in Alabama. Not only was this my first management position in the cattle industry, but it also was twelve hours from my family and my home at the time. The farm was huge and there were TONS of cattle. It was intimidating, exhausting and the best learning experience I could have ever asked for. Yes, I cried a lot. But taking that job led me to where I am now and for that I am thankful.
What makes the Western Industry special to you?
It's the community that exists within it for me. I have found a huge community in both the western fashion world, as well as the ranching world. Both groups are very tight-knit and supportive, and even have some overlap. It's been incredible to meet others that are also first-generation ranchers, and the guys and gals that aspire to be! It's exciting to know that there are people following along my journey that could be encouraged to start a journey of their own.
How do you want to be remembered?
I would like for people to remember me as someone who always followed their heart and achieved whatever they put their mind to. Someone who set goals, worked towards them and grew from the experience of meeting them.
What do you love about Fringe Scarves?
I saw Shaley Ham (@westdesperado) wearing the Big Concho scarf and I loved that it was ranchy and still so classy! I love when I can have that punchy look but still look well dressed - which is literally the case with every style of Fringe Scarves.