CD032 Cowpoke Clay



This ‘Cowpoke’ is representative of the many types of cowboy who roamed the West and provided the cattle drives with their trained personnel to herd the ‘doggies’ all the way from Texas up to the railheads in Kansas and beyond.
In one hand he has his rifle in the other, his saddle… both expensive and very necessary ‘tools of the trade’.

Special note: When a cowboy joined a new crew the trail boss would often provide an extra horse for each man even if he already had one of his own. Occasionally, the cowboy no longer had a horse but always retained the saddle.