Decked out in sombreros and serapes, the Vaqueros were the working cowboys of Mexico’s missions and ranches in the American Southwest.
Skilled at all aspects of ranch work, they made and threw lariats, herded and branded cattle, and were excellent horsemen who trained their mounts to respond to the slightest cues.
Indeed, the design of their saddles – styled so they could ride every day, all day long, and still keep their horse’s backs healthy – influenced the style of the western saddles of today… which is why ballads were written and sung about Vaqueros.
Part Number: 6008348
Dimensions: 15.8cm H
Artist: Janet Snyder