Online Exclusive: Shorty Koger

Lavonna “Shorty” Koger knew she was destined to be a cowgirl after seeing legends, Randolph Scott and Ben Johnson. Many years later, Koger’s brother sent their father’s hats to a hat manufacturer in Texas to be cleaned. When the hats returned, they were ruined. With the help of her three siblings, Koger decided to start her own business cleaning hats and eventually designing cowboy hats. Today, Koger owns Shorty’s Caboy Hattery in Stockyard City and has 27 years of experience designing and shaping cowboy hats.