The Texans had a horse, of which they were justifiably proud, as his equal in working cattle had never been bred.
Steeldust was a scion of the oldest and most aristocratic of American families, the Quarter Horse, a race who, figuratively, could trace one side of the family to the Mayflower and the other to the conquistadores of Spain.
What is an Appaloosa? To most people, the term has no meaning. Those familiar with the Western horse have heard the term applied to animals with peculiar spots on the rump, and have usually considered it some sort of color term.
Cowboys have a long history of enjoying dancing. In West Texas alone, ranches in the late 1800s took turns holding winter dances “when ranch activities slackened a bit.”
Tennessee is the home of country and western music—the kind of music that most cowboys like to listen to.…
Jerry Diaz brought the pageantry of charro horsemanship to the masses. Now, as he passes the lessons of four…
This year marked Cheyenne’s 73rd annual western celebration—Frontier Days; and “Old Cheyenne,” as the Wyoming town is known to many cowboys, really drew contestants and spectators alike. Weeks ahead of the July 22-27 dates, all hotel and motel rooms were sold out for Frontier Days.
In many of the private schools throughout the country, horsemanship plays an important role. One such school is the Fountain Valley School for Boys, located a short distance south of Colorado Springs, Colorado.