Most of us can easily recognize a cowboy by his hat, spurs, and the saddled horse from which he swings … Continue reading A Cowboy’s Lariat
We all face disappointment and we all face challenges. Read Tom Lea’s two-volume masterpiece, The King Ranch, and you’ll learn … Continue reading Disappointment and Triumph at the King Ranch
Hobbles date to at least the ancient Egyptians, who depicted their use in hieroglyphics. And while today they are most … Continue reading Why Cowboys Hobble Their Horses
Head to any small county in Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, or basically anywhere in the West and Northwest, … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Rodeo
There are very few items in North American culture that carry the same iconic weightiness as the cowboy hat. It … Continue reading The Boss of the Plains
I spent the other evening relaxing, as I usually do, by watching an old western movie. This one, The Searchers, … Continue reading Cowboys and Indians
The cattle drives of the old west were as important as anything in the westward expansion of the United States … Continue reading The Outrider
The most essential tool the early cowboy used in working livestock was a rather mongrel-like herd animal referred to as … Continue reading What’s a Cowboy’s Most Essential Tool?
Dennis Webb manages the Rocker b Ranch in Barnhart, Texas. In one of those situations only understood by, but treasured by, grandsons and granddads, Dennis’ grandson Jake calls him “Hat.” In his narrative, and in his words, Dennis gives us the gift of sharing his best memories from his work as a cowboy… Continue reading Hat’s Memories
A few weeks back I spent some time at a rodeo. And, while being a spectator and fan of rodeo … Continue reading What Makes a Cowboy?