Thatch Elmer performs two original poems.
Cowboy gear used in California and the Great Basin differs greatly from the trappings found in the Southwest. Regardless of the region, equipment design has been shaped primarily by the landscape and unique methods of working cattle.
An exhibit at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, showcases the craftmanship of artisans under 40 years old. Here is a sampling of the featured gear and accessories.
In February 1951, Luis B. Ortega wrote about the old traditions ranches carried on for their hired hands.
Ernie Morris' stories and art preserve the traditions of the California vaquero culture.
In addition to its hefty purse, the Brannaman Pro-Am Vaquero Roping continues to foster a community of ranch ropers.
Learn to tie this knot that celebrates the vaquero bridle horse culture.