Vaquero: Master Horsemen of the Southwest

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The American cowboy owes so much to the master horsemen—Mexican vaqueros—who were rounding up cattle on horseback  several hundreds of years before the northern Europeans even traveled to the West. As historian Lee Anderson puts it, “To this day, the old-time vaqueros’ everyday horse training skills have never been surpassed for their efficiency nor their sheer artistry and beauty.”

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