Arab Berbers Ride Hard

painting of arab warrior by bob boze bell
Painting by Bob Boze Bell.

Historian Stuart Rosebrook argues the birthplace of the cowboy is in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria in North Africa, where the “…Zeneta Berber [tribesmen], astride their Arab Barbs in light saddles with short stirrups, armed with light swords and pikes, were legendary for their swift and deadly cavalry.”

 

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