I've got the FALL feels. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year — I love the cooler temps, wearing cozy sweatshirts out to the barn, long lazy horseback rides, and curling up with a good show or a great book on chilly days! So, I wanted to share a little round up of my horsey FALL Western show favs that you can stream right now from the comfort of your couch!
The Cowboy Way
It's the perfect time for a little weekend binge watching. I've recently discovered The Cowboy Way Alabama on Amazon Prime. Binge Bonus: There are FIVE seasons. I love this show because it offers an honest look at the cowboy way of life. In this INSP original series, three modern-day Alabama cowboys live by a code as important to them as it was to those who tamed the west.
The Last Cowboy
The Last Cowboy is a docu-series on the Paramount Network. It is a really cool glimpse into the world of reining, and it's from “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan. The series follows riders competing for a prize of $1 million.
This TV series, based on the books by Lauren Brooke, is multi-generational saga set on a ranch in Alberta, Canada. It centers on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.
It will make you smile, it will make you cry, but most importantly the show gets the horse stuff right.
The best news is Netflix has season one through thirteen, and it's family friendly, so you can binge watch like crazy even with your horse crazy kids.
Season four is coming this fall! Yellowstone is a drama series that follows the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton. The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America's first national park.
How to Be a Cowboy
This is a quirky new original series from Netflix. Dale Brisby and his crew of cowboys aim to teach viewers about being a cowboy on his Radiator Ranch in Texas. Brisby coaches an up and coming saddle bronc rider and a female bull rider!
What interested me most about this series were the special appearances from well-respected cowboys, including PBR World Champion JB Mauney, who joined the show to give additional advice to the ranch interns.
Heartland Country Cowboy Culture
Want to learn about how saddles, hats, spurs or boots are made?
I've got the perfect show for you. I've recently discovered Heartland Country Cowboy Culture on Amazon Prime. It's a half-hour documentary series that journey's into the heartland of the West through profiles on people and places that live the cowboy way.
The series features artists, horsemen and women, artisans, and more. There are three seasons, so it's a perfect little binge watch.
Like to Binge Read, too?
If you are anything like me, you love binge watching shows about the Western lifestyle and then binging books about strong cowgirls and handsome cowboys. If you are in the mood to swoon this fall, cozy up with the In the Reins series and let a handsome cowboy take you away!
Passionate, captivating, and full of equine epiphanies, this romance series of four books and counting is sure to touch your inner cowgirl. Start at the beginning and read them all:
Book 1: In the Reins
Book 2: Cowboy Away
Book 3: Show Pen Promise
Book 4: Beyond Eight Seconds
"A must-read for everyone who loves horses, cowboys, rodeos, and a great romance!" - Amy Elizabeth, Author of the Aspen Eyes series
This fall, kick off your boots, lasso a love story, and let a handsome cowboy take you away.
What are your favorite things about fall? Have any binge watching or reading recommendations for me? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Simply reply in the comments below. I love hearing from you!
About Author Carly Kade
Carly Kade is an award-winning author, horse owner, creativity coach, and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast. She helps fellow writers start, grow, and expand their author careers. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
Carly's In the Reins equestrian romance book series was written with horse lovers in mind, no matter which discipline they ride. The horses are as vital to moving the story forward as the human characters are.
These books are perfect for poolside reading, taking to the beach, or settling down with after a day of horseback riding.
Books by Carly Kade
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing about horses makes her spurs jingle!