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Dust, Spurs, and Saddlebags: The Epic Tale of American Cowboys

Boots, spurs, cowboy hats, and horseback riding usually make up the general image of what people call the “American cowboy.” Indeed, the life of cowboys was about herding cattle, ranch-related tasks, and some handiwork here and there. However, cowboys also had a negative reputation, often being associated with being reckless and lawless. The American cowboy ...

Arianne Ayson

A cowboy riding his horse at dusk.