The Radiator Ranch in Winnebago, Texas, from How to Be a Cowboy

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Starring comedian Dale Brisby, "your mom’s favorite bull rider", according to his bio on Instagram, How to Be a Cowboy is going to show us how to cowboy right.

To learn about this equestrian way of life, Brisby and acolytes take the viewer behind the scenes to his mysterious Radiator Ranch in Winnebago, Texas.

Dale Brisby

How to Be a Cowboy is a reality tv peppered with hilarious sitcom situations, where The Office meets Southern Survival with a little pinch of Yellowstone.

Dale Brisby is a popular YouTuber who, with his peculiar approach to the world of rodeo, has won the hearts of large audiences beyond country fans.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Radiator Ranch and our guide to the filming locations of How to Be a Cowboy.


Radiator Ranch
Probably not the largest ranch in Texas, The Radiator Ranch is allegedly located in a town called Winnebago.

However, Winnebago, Texas is not a real town. The place seems like a Brisby's troupe joke: you can find a lot of references to this place in the company's merchandising, including a t-shirt of the 'Beaches of Winnebago'.

Also, there's an image of Winnebago's city limit sign that reads population 17, established in the 2010s (the last number is not visible).


Winnebago Rodeo Company
The business address of the Winnebago Rodeo Company, whose motto is "Buckin' stock around the clock", is located in a small house at 308 Lubbock Street in Newcastle.

Also, Dale's LinkedIn profile address is set in this tiny town in Young County, West Texas.
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Winnebago Texas
Winnebago is actually a company established in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Florida, manufacturing recreational vehicles like motorhomes.

But the ranch manager at Radiator Ranch Cattle Company maybe doesn't want anyone to know where his Ol' Son sanctuary is located, so let's leave it like this.


Where was How to Be a Cowboy filmed
But we are a filming location's website, and we are gonna give you the list of all the other spots featured in the series.

In the first episode, the team goes to Graham Livestock Commission in Graham to get rid of a rough bull called Carl Wayne.

According to one of our readers, Carl Wayne is from a Casey Donahew song called White Trash Story.

Carl Wayne was also the lead singer of a 1960s English band named The Move, best known for their single Flowers in the Rain. How is this related to the rodeo world? Dude, we have no clue.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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How to Be a Cowboy lake
The Rock and Roll Denim clothing company headquarters are located in Fort Worth.

But the most interesting location of episode three is the venue of the Aqua Bull thing, the Possum Kingdom Lake.

This scenic reservoir is a large state park located on the Brazos River, primarily situated in Palo Pinto County.
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Trevor Brazile Ranch
In the fourth episode, Dale and his brother, Leroy, go to practice roping at Trevor Brazile Ranch, a 100-acre complex located outside of Decatur, near the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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Double Horn Ranch
In the same episode, Craig Cameron's Cowboy Challenge takes place at the Double Horn Ranch in Bluff Dale, Erath County.

The championship involves cattle-sorting, roping abilities, and a muddy feed race competition.
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How to Be a Cowboy ranch
The JC Knapp Rodeo ranch, where new intern Jorden goes to in the fifth episode, is located in Mansfield, in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area.
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Tex-Rickard Arena
In the last episode, Donnie's rodeo was filmed at the magnificent Tex-Rickard Arena in Henrietta.

Remember that if you don't have a long-sleeve button-up and a cowboy hat on, you ain't no cowboy.
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Johnson County Sheriff Posse
Finally, Jorden's rodeo was held at Johnson County Sheriff's Posse in Cleburne, Johnson County.
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2 comments:

1- Nina - September 9, 2021 at 1:35 AM
Carl Wayne is from a Casey Donahew song.

2- Anonymous - September 18, 2021 at 8:57 PM
I loved watching the series How to be a cowboy. I live in Windthorst, TX, so all of the places I know where they are. Pretty neat. Love it's in Texas. Keep making more seasons. Thank ya.


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