Ron Robinson displays a 10X Genuine Shantung Panama designed by George Strait for Resistol.

As a horseman and writer, I cover a lot of exciting ground. The Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World Championship horse shows. The latest exhibition at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Fabulous looks for fall and spring, and what my beautiful wife, Jan, is wearing to the International Finals Rodeo. Riding the river at Honey Lee Ranch and what to do when visiting historic Stockyards City. The tastemakers and topics that show cowboy culture is alive and well in the Sooner State.

Roadside Diner

The cover art from Roadside Diner, a serial novel by Ron Robinson

When I'm not covering Western lifestyles, you can find me on horseback or in my office writing short fiction. In the first story of my new anthology, we find John Bradford at his roadside diner somewhere on Route 66. With a cast both tragic and humorous, John struggles to survive in a small town where the line between right and wrong is necessarily blurred.

Let's face it, we all like appetizers. So, I'm offering a few chapters—just a taste—of Roadside Diner to whet your appetite. And now, you can read it a la carte before the book is officially available. Try it free!

Honoring the Past and Forging the Future

Our family's roots run deep in the American West. My ancestors left me with a rich legacy—an appreciation for the attitude, ethics, and history of the American cowboy—for which I'm grateful. It’s been capturing my attention for 60 years and the things I do reflect that heritage. But that's not where the story begins.

The Johnson County War

First United Methodist Church (Buffalo, Wyoming)Conflict over land was a common theme in the history of the American West and such was the case of the Johnson County War, the historic conflict between farmers and cattle ranchers in Buffalo, Wyoming. When tensions erupted in 1892, a lone circuit rider arrived in the Powder River Country. He rode from town to town on horseback, ministering to settlers and ranchers. The itinerate preacher was my great grandfather, Reverend Edward J. Robinson. Emotions ran high in Johnson County and—in the wake of the bloody Siege at the TA Ranch—Reverend Robinson moved his family from Sheridan to Buffalo where he accomplished the difficult task of easing tensions and building the town's first Methodist Church.

The Palace Livery

The Palace Livery (Sheridan, Wyoming)

Horses are in my blood. I come from a long line of horseman. My grandfather, William H. Robinson, owned and operated the Keystone Livery and the Palace barn in Sheridan, Wyoming (ca. 1905). He boarded horses, rented horses for pack trips to the mountains, and had horse-drawn cabs for rent.

Tradition Meets Today

Caring for customers has been part of our family's heritage since 1855. When you wear Palace Livery Apparel—whether you're in town or roaming the countryside—you're wearin' the brand that honors the past and forges the future. I cordially invite you into my world. Connect with me on Facebook, shop my exclusive collection, and don't forget to subscribe to my free Newsletter, too.