Ride For The Brand

In the old west cowboys lived by a code, the code of the west. This code was informal, unwritten, but well-understood by everyone who agreed to live the cowboy life on the open range. One of those unwritten rules, passed by mouth to ear from old cowboys to new ranch hands, was that the cowboy…

Spurs Are For More Than Just Looks

To most any person raised in the city, the cowboy’s jingling spur rowels might appear to be pure pretension, but the spurs to which they are attached are a very necessary part of his equipment. Not that the cowboy doesn’t enjoy the jingle mind you. In fact, long ago cowboys are known to have fastened…

Saddle Your Own Horse

There are likely no more important tools of the trade for the working cowboy than his horse and saddle. While there have been volumes written about horses (as should be the case), comparatively little is written about western saddles. While its purpose is to be a tool for a cowboy who spends all day, every…