As a young man, Stan Tixier was a working cowboy on the Money Hereford Ranch in southern Colorado. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and later graduated from the University of Arizona with BS and MS degrees in Range Management. After a career with the U.S. Forest Service where he worked largely with livestock operators to improve range conditions and grazing management, he was president of the Society for Range Management.
Stan has been writing and reciting cowboy poetry since 1991. His books, “A Good Lookin’ Horse, Cowboy Poetry and Other Verse” and “A Better Lookin’ Horse…” have been widely distributed. CDs with those titles plus “The Best Lookin’ Horse” and “An Average Lookin’ Mule” are popular with fans everywhere. Stan has recited to audiences throughout the west–in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
He has won in competition at “Cowboy Poetry Rodeos” in Cedar City and Kanab, Utah, with some of the best cowboy poets anywhere competing. He has been a regular on the Utah Performing Arts Tour and the Weber State University Story Telling Festival. His poem “Spurs” was featured as the cover poem on the 2008 Western Horseman Calendar. The other poem in the calendar was by Baxter Black.
Stan has written and published 3 novels, “Green Underwear” and “The Badge With a Tree”; both are stories about forest rangers that tell how they use horses and work with ranchers and livestock people. A third novel, “Riptide”, is a tale of a remarkable racehorse. Stan and his wife, Jan, live in Eden, Utah, where they raised and trained Foxtrotting Horses for over 20 years. They have three married children and eleven grandchildren.
For copies of his CDs and books, log onto
www.westernheritage.com or call 1-800-303-5703.
To schedule a program contact:
5538 E 2300 N, Eden, UT 84310
or call 801-745-4121 or cell 801-710-1888.