Welcome to SpiritualHorseman – a Blog about Real Life Spirituality. Inspiration drawn from country living that applies to all walks of life.
My name is James O’Brien and I make my living in the horse business. My days are split between operating RanchForeman.com and training horses.
I live just south of San Antonio, Texas. My heart, however, dwells in a place I like to call Quincy. Quincy is the source for both the horses and the inspiration, and the ranch there has been operating since the 1830’s. The O’Brien Ranch raises performance quarter horses for sale, for working on the ranch and for showing/rodeoing. After completing my B.S. in Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, I returned to South Texas to raise and train the horses I loved for so long. Riding with professionals such as Steve Metcalf, Rusty Carroll, Phil Lyne, Nathan Piper, Mike Carter and so many more gave me the tools to make our horses better. I continue to study and work to improve both my horse business and the horse industry as a whole.
RanchForeman.com is the culmination of my formal education and my efforts to improve the horse industry. The goal is to reinforce the integrity and profitability of every horse business through innovation. Equine professionals can create new revenue streams by embracing technology. RanchForeman provides the resources and services to make that happen.
AQHBA introduced me to the political world when I became a director in 2007. It’s a great organization in San Antonio that hosts some of the biggest horse show circuits in Texas. Check out the site at www.AQHBA.com.
Ranch Rodeo has gotten crazy popular lately and I’m proud to be a part of the group in South Texas that’s making it happen. RanchForeman did the website and you should definitely check it out at www.STRRF.com. Our finals are in San Antonio and it’s a fast paced show with old school events.
I try to attend the early mass daily when my schedule allows and I serve on the Pastoral Council for St. Mary’s. Our priest, Fr. Ed, makes it into many of the posts on this site. He’s a very kind man. He’s wise and always on the ready with his youthful sense of humor. And best of all, he’s my friend. Get to know a priest. Even if you are not Catholic, and no I’m not trying to convert anyone, just do it. They are a very unique and admirable type of individual. You’ll enjoy it.
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