by S. Omar Barker (1895-1985) Continue reading A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer
Cowboys have a lot of tools at their disposal, but certainly one of the most important tools of the trade … Continue reading Why Cowboys Ride Hancock Bred Horses
Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson as I knew him Continue reading Just a Ranger from West Texas
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
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 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?