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- ARM JERKER look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) A really stout animal that bucks with a lot of power.
- ARROYO look up translate image
- A brook, a small stream or its dry bed
- BALL OUT look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) A horse that comes straight up on hind legs when coming out of the cute and then begins bucking.
- BANDANA look up translate image
- A cloth made of silk or cotton, usually worn around the neck to protect against winds, rain, and sunburn.
- BEDROLL look up translate image
- The cowboy's bed, made up of blankets and quilts wrapped up in a tarp, which fastens with hooks or snaps on the sides. The bedroll also serves as the cowboy's suitcase. Also called a Hot Roll.
- BLIND look up translate image
- leather blindfold used when saddling an unruly horse
- BOOM TOWN look up translate image
- A town that grew up rapidly, usually a mining town or a town where a cattle trail met a railroad line.
- BRANDING look up translate image
- Marking cattle or horses with a hot iron that imprints the symbol of the owner on the animal's hide.
- BROKE HORSE look up translate image
- A horse that has been given some education is called a broke horse; a green-broke horse is partially trained; a well-broke horse is well-trained.
- BRONC BUSTER look up translate image
- A cowboy who had special skill in taming (or breaking) wild horses to be ridden.
- BRONCO look up translate image
- A wild horse.
- BUCKAROO look up translate image
- Derived from the Spanish "vaquero". (In Spanish, the letters b and v are both pronounced "b." )A cowboy from the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeastern Oregon. Often wear flat hats, chinks, and ride A-fork saddles with post horns and bucking rolls. Traditionally their gear displays lots of silver and is fancier than some other areas of the country. Buckaroo gear and style of handling horses is becoming quite popular in other parts of the country and the world.
- CATTLE DRIVE look up translate image
- The movement of a herd of cattle from ranches and grazing lands to the railroad lines for shipment to meat-packing plants farther east.
- CAVY look up translate image
- A herd of horses, another term (from the 1940s and 1950s) for remuda
- CHAPARRAL look up translate image
- A dense thicket of shrubs and small trees
- CHAPARREROS look up translate image
- Leather leggings with wide flaps; eventually the word was shortened to 'chaps'
- CHAPS look up translate image
- Long leather leggings worn by cowboys over their pants for protection against cactus and other range plants.
- CHARREADA look up translate image
- A gathering of charros combining skilled riding, roping, and bull tailing, somewhat similar to a rodeo in the United States.
- CHARRO look up translate image
- Gentleman rider of Mexico. Charros often exhibit a very flashy style of riding and use ornate dress and gear. Jalisco and Guerrero are the main states in Mexico where the charro tradition originated.
- CHINCH look up translate image
- The strap which goes around the horses belly to hold the saddle on.
- CHINKS look up translate image
- Short chaps, usually fringed&stopping just below the knee.
- CHINOOK look up translate image
- Warm, dry wind that originates on the leeward slopes of mountains, usually in the early spring.
- CHUCK look up translate image
- Food, in Spanish: Comida
- CHUCK WAGON look up translate image
- The cooking and supply wagon used by ranch cooks during roundups and cattle drives. Named for Charles Goodnight, an early cattle baron, who invented the first chuck wagon.
- CHUCK WAGON COOKSCHUCK WAGON COOK look up translate image
- also sometimes called "coosie", or "cookie."On the old time cattle drives, the cook was sometimes an aging cowboy hired for his ability to drive a wagon more than his cooking skills. He was in charge of the wagon and everything related to it. The cook was paid more than the other hands because the success of the camp and the drive depended greatly on him. A cowhand earned about a dollar a day and the cook made twice that. Ranch cooks today still command a great deal of respect and many expect a certain strict etiquette in their vicinity.
- CIRCLE OR BIG CIRCLE RIDERS look up translate image
- Cowboys start at a point designated by the cowboss, ride widely-separated, gather the cattle, and push them to the holding or rodear grounds where the cattle will be worked.
- CLOVE HITCH look up translate image
- A knot commonly used by cowboys to tie a rope or lariat to a post.
- COCINERO look up translate image
- Spanish term for male cook or chuck wagon cook.
- CONCHA look up translate image
- Silver or metal ornament usually found on tack. Sometimes used to hold parts together like a nut and bolt.
- COOSIE look up translate image
- Nickname for the cook, an Americanization of the Spanish word cocinero meaning cook. Also known as the Cocinero. More
- COW BOSS look up translate image
- In charge of the cattle operation on a ranch. They choose where the cowboys will ride and hire and fire cowboys. Answer to the general manager.
- COW HORSE look up translate image
- Horse who has the ability to anticipate the behavior of cattle. A good cow horse was worth a great deal of money to a cowboy or cattle ranch.
- COW-PUNCHER look up translate image
- Also called Buckaroo, Cow Poke, Waddie, Cowboy, and in Spanish a "Vaquero". Terms for cowboy vary with the region.
- COWGIRL look up translate image
- We prefer the term female cowboy and the term cowboy, as used in this site, refers to both genders.
- COWMAN look up translate image
- A ranch owner that makes a living raising cattle.
- CROW HOP look up translate image
- Stiff legged jumps by a horse. Sometimes a bucking bronco who is no longer trying hard to buck a cowboy off will only crow hop. A crow hop can also happen when a horse is trying to stop forward motion and the rider is handling the rains incorrectly. Also known as Frog walking
- CUTTING HORSE look up translate image
- A ranch horse specially trained to single out (or 'cut') a steer from a herd.
- DALLY look up translate image
- Wrap taken around the saddle horn with the tail end of a lariat rope.
- DAY HEARD SHIFT look up translate image
- The shift where cowboys ride to watch over the herd during the daytime. (also see Night Rider)
- DRAG RIDER look up translate image
- Cowboy following the herd pushing the stragglers.
- DRAGGER OR TROTTER look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) A steer that hangs his head and doesn't run after being roped, many times trotting or stopping.
- DROVER look up translate image
- Term commonly used in the 1870s and 80s for a working cowboy engaged in trailing longhorns to market or a new range.
- EARMARK look up translate image
- Distinctive cut in a cows ear to show ownership.
- ESCARAMUZA look up translate image
- Women participating in a charraeada as a drill team, riding sidesaddle.
- FADING look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) A bull that spins and slowly gains ground in the direction he is spinning.
- FANNING look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) Cowboys remove their hats and wave them across the animal after a ride. May be considered an insult to the stock contractor as the animal may be too easy to ride.
- FILLY look up translate image
- A young female horse or mare.
- FLANK RIDER look up translate image
- Cowboys riding along the sides of the herd keeping it bunched.
- FLOATING look up translate image
- (Rodeo term) A technique sometimes used by saddle bronc riders in which, to the crowd, they appear to be bucked off at every jump.
- FORKED look up translate image
- (pronounced fork-ed - like the name Ed)Adjective applied to a Cowboy that can really ride a bronc well.
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