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‘The Ranch Wife’ blog shares cowboy life online

Amanda Nolz

All photos courtesy Kacee Thacker

Kacee Thacker grew up a pastor’s daughter in Michigan. Having always heard stories about growing up with horses from her father, she became enamored with the idyllic lifestyle of farming and ranching. Having only ridden horses with her friends a few times, Thacker made a bold move and started studying equine management at Central Wyoming College. She quickly discovered how ‘green’ she was in her chosen major in comparison to other students who grew up on the saddle; however, Thacker kept at it, succeeding at many things and, she admits, failing at others.

While at school, Thacker spent the summers in Jackson Hole working as a trail guide for tourists. When she wasn’t working on the trails, she was singing the National Anthem at rodeos, and that is where she met her future husband, Jeremy, a rodeo competitor and head wrangler on a dude ranch in the area. The pair fell in love, and Thacker set aside her school ambitions to follow her cowboy. A year later, they were married. Today, Jeremy and Kacee have one daughter, Caden, 2, and the family lives in Union Center, SD where Jeremy manages a cow/calf operation.

For any ranch wife who has ever experienced the joys and sorrows of life in agriculture, there is an opportunity to share these stories with the world. At the encouragement of her family, Kacee started her own blog to do just that, and it’s appropriately named, “The Real Life of a Ranch Hand’s Wife.”

Kacee Thacker grew up a pastor’s daughter in Michigan. Having always heard stories about growing up with horses from her father, she became enamored with the idyllic lifestyle of farming and ranching. Having only ridden horses with her friends a few times, Thacker made a bold move and started studying equine management at Central Wyoming College. She quickly discovered how ‘green’ she was in her chosen major in comparison to other students who grew up on the saddle; however, Thacker kept at it, succeeding at many things and, she admits, failing at others.

While at school, Thacker spent the summers in Jackson Hole working as a trail guide for tourists. When she wasn’t working on the trails, she was singing the National Anthem at rodeos, and that is where she met her future husband, Jeremy, a rodeo competitor and head wrangler on a dude ranch in the area. The pair fell in love, and Thacker set aside her school ambitions to follow her cowboy. A year later, they were married. Today, Jeremy and Kacee have one daughter, Caden, 2, and the family lives in Union Center, SD where Jeremy manages a cow/calf operation.

For any ranch wife who has ever experienced the joys and sorrows of life in agriculture, there is an opportunity to share these stories with the world. At the encouragement of her family, Kacee started her own blog to do just that, and it’s appropriately named, “The Real Life of a Ranch Hand’s Wife.”

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Kacee Thacker grew up a pastor’s daughter in Michigan. Having always heard stories about growing up with horses from her father, she became enamored with the idyllic lifestyle of farming and ranching. Having only ridden horses with her friends a few times, Thacker made a bold move and started studying equine management at Central Wyoming College. She quickly discovered how ‘green’ she was in her chosen major in comparison to other students who grew up on the saddle; however, Thacker kept at it, succeeding at many things and, she admits, failing at others.

While at school, Thacker spent the summers in Jackson Hole working as a trail guide for tourists. When she wasn’t working on the trails, she was singing the National Anthem at rodeos, and that is where she met her future husband, Jeremy, a rodeo competitor and head wrangler on a dude ranch in the area. The pair fell in love, and Thacker set aside her school ambitions to follow her cowboy. A year later, they were married. Today, Jeremy and Kacee have one daughter, Caden, 2, and the family lives in Union Center, SD where Jeremy manages a cow/calf operation.

For any ranch wife who has ever experienced the joys and sorrows of life in agriculture, there is an opportunity to share these stories with the world. At the encouragement of her family, Kacee started her own blog to do just that, and it’s appropriately named, “The Real Life of a Ranch Hand’s Wife.”

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