I just saw this one. Hilarious! We used to have a friend in Wyoming (a rancher), who would have a week-long "cattle drive" like the one on the movie "City Slickers".
THEY paid HIM to spend a week bringing the cattle about 17 miles from the hills to the home ranch in the fall. Of course,
all the good cattle were already moved, but, no lying, Mark would make about 20,000 bucks in that one week. More city slickers than cattle, and all old cattle who could have made the trip by themselves!!!!!!!!! I would do the cooking for the
BBQ at the "end of the trail". Everyone had their horses, and their spurs and their cowboy hats!!! (and a few with their red
The other thing it brings to mind is one year, we went elk hunting in the Tetons. They have a very "touristy" bar there, which I wanted to get a picture of - Silver Dollar - the entire bar top is silver dollars under glass (about 30-40 feet).
We stayed for a little while, had a couple of drinks. Every guy there, except Roy and our friend, Bill, had on their cowboy
hats. Of course, it was funny to me, because, the only cowboy there, our friend Bill, wasn't wearing any hat!!
(and boy, is he a real cowboy - had to move cattle with him on short notice, so there was only 5 of us for the entire herd, and I watched that man, riding at full gallop, standing in the stirrups, snapping a whip, over dozens of downed trees and
herding up, by himself, about 20 head that had decided to go through the woods - cattle are dumb, sometimes).
No Rhinestone cowboy there.
In Arizona, we always seems to have cattle in our yard - we had horses, so we bought hay, and the neighbors cows knew right where the expensive hay was
Of course, in our area of Arizona, you, legally, had to fence the cows OUT.
All free range. And the cowboy (the rancher), threw grain in a corral, and then loaded them all into a truck when he moved them. I don't think he even owned a horse.