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.
Cowboy hats are much more than a piece of apparel.
On September 29, 1910, the Pendleton Round-Up had its very first "Cowboy Contest."
Time constraints and mechanization can get in the way of horseback cowboying traditions.
According to J. Evetts Haley, author of the book Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman, among Charles Goodnight’s contribution to trail equipment was not only the chuckbox, but also the discovery and modification of the bed tarp, which became the cowboy bedroll as we know it today.
Against the elements, pile-driving buckers, rough range country and wild cow cattle, courage was an earmark of the cowboy's trade.
Whether you work all day on a ranch or simply enjoy trail riding, wearing proper attire can ensure you are safe and comfortable. Download the Western Horseman Apparel Guide for free to view a curated collection of stylish and functional apparel and accessories for horse people, all from notable Western lifestyle compnanies.