Performer Information

A. K. Moss

Canyon City, OR

A. K. Moss

Kathy Moss aka A.K. Moss, is an authentic western woman who can ride cutting horses, train wild mustangs and write the experiences of those around her. She has cowboyed in the Oregon desert of Southern Oregon, calved cows in Eastern Oregon. And dedicated her life to understand horse communication.

Without rope or corral Kathy works with a rescued wild mustang, creating courage and trust to bring him into society. Challenging herself to video with one hand while working Joey with the other, she shares the journey on face book called Joeys Journey.

Painting a pictures and capturing emotion through the words, Kathy writes what she sees creating a vision for those who read or listen to her. From her poetry to her novels she captures the American west in a contemporary style, with the respect of western living and awareness of horse communication.

Performing her work for Keeper of Traditions at folk life gathering in Ontario Oregon, to performing in Canada, Utah, Montana, and down at the infamous National Cowboy Gathering in Elko, she displays and performs photographs and poetry. Her work is recognized in several published works including the new western woman poetry book, ‘She Speaks to Me’ by Jill Stanford, A collection of Cowgirl Poetry from the western women across the US.  Cowgirl Poetryby Virginia Bennet and Bar D Round Up by Margo Metagrano. She has been a featured poet for the last three years in an Eastern Oregon magazine, Horsefly. Along with her CD’s  Dear Charlie that depict the western life style and  Of Elk and Men an outdoor CD that promotes outdoor activities. To her new CD, The Truth, A Tribute… depicts Charlie Russell, Will James and others…

 Winner of the 2017 ‘Keeper of the West, people’s choice buckle out of Kamloops Canada, is only one of the competitions Kathy will be participating in this year. The only poet to win People’s choice award out of Kennewick Washington Columbia River Cowboy Gathering, 2018. Giving talks at schools to promote the importance of family history and the value of “Where I’m From” To speaking to Therapeutic Riding Centers across the states. Her life is full of color and ambition of spreading the word ‘Western’.

Her novels have traveled around the world, Unspoken and Finding Home and soon to be released From the Heart, her new novel of the healing power of autism with horses, to finish off the trilogy of rural western living in Eastern Oregon.

You can find out more about Kathy at her website or find her blogs about horses and western living at akmosshorses

Talents: Author, Poet
  • 2021 Female Poet of the Year
  • 2020 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year
  • 2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year
  • 2021 Female Poet of the Year Nominee
  • 2020 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Female Poet of the Year Nominee