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Business Pardners: 1941

Business Pardners: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy in the corral at Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Company. Birney, Montana." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.


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Sartorial Eclecticism

It's always refreshing to be reminded that working cowhands never dressed like the Mix-Autry-Cassidy crew, but I believe that's Mr. Rogers' cardigan he's wearing.

[A natty hybrid of Fred and Roy. - Dave]


Cowboy? With that hat and sweater: I think not.

Bosal hackamore

A hackamore bridle can be harsh or cruel depending on the hands of the rider, just like a bridle with a bit, but more so. A horse's face is soft with lots of nerve endings, and many small bones that protect the nasal passages.


Now that is one handsome cowboy!


Note the bitless bridle.

Song from seventh grade

Many moons ago, the public school day would start with a prayer, a patriotic song and two old folk songs (our teacher was a piano player). This photo brought to mind this song (which has four different verses). Here's the first verse only:

My home's in Montana,
I wear a bandana,
My spurs are of silver,
My pony is gray.
While riding the ranges
My luck never changes,
With foot in the stirrups,
I'll gallop away.

To a Connecticut kid, Montana was a foreign land and I still have not been there.

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