I am happy to say the=at entangled Publishing has contracted the Naked /Cowboys and they will be returning, sexier than ever. The Saddle wells Facebook Page will reopen and I’ll be giving away lots of prizes when I have the release dates, so stay tuned.
I thought I’d start getting everyone I the noised with some cowboy background. So here you go.
What do you need to be a real cowboy?
Much of cowboy attire is a hodgepodge of different cultures contributing to practical needs. Mexican vaqueros, Native Americans, Mountain Men, and the western rancher all contributed to the cowboy aesthetic. Here are some of the things a modern cowboy would wear to battle the elements and rough the tough work required of them in the old west:
- Bandanna: These are usually large and made of cotton. Used to absorb sweat and shield from dust storms and sun.
- Chaps: To protect the rider’s legs from any debris generated from riding a horse.
- Cowboy Hat: A cowboy hat is best when it’s high-crowned and has a wide brim to also help protect from the sun.
- Cowboy Boots: The ideal pair of boots has high tops to protect the shins. Pointed toes will help guide the wearer’s feet into stirrups, and a high heel to prevent from slipping through the stirrup.
- Gloves: A cowboy’s gloves are usually made of deerskin or other soft leathers, and they provide the hands with protection from barbed wire, equipment, or vegetation, as well as helping to grip the reins of the horse.
- Pants: The perfect pair of cowboy pants are usually jeans or other sturdy trousers made from canvas or denim. These protect the wearer’s legs and usually include a smooth seam on the inside to prevent the cowboy from getting blisters.
Oh, and I thought ;d throw in pictures of some of my favorite cowboys. I thought I’d thrown a half naked one, while I was at it!
Cowboys have a lot of equipment to master if they’re going to be out in the hot sun working up a sweat. While a modern cowboy would most likely own a pickup truck, as well as a horse, it’s surprising to see how much of the gear has largely remained the same. Below are a few of the things you can find cowboys owning.
- Firearms: Considering that one of their primary responsibilities is to ensure their livestock is safe from predators, most cowboys have access to at least a rifle.
- Knife: Cowboys love their knives. Usually they own something with multiple blades that can be as versatile as the tasks they need to master.
- Spurs: These metal devices are attached to the heel of the boot to give stronger cues to the horses they ride.
- Horse Tack: Most horseback-riding equipment always looks worn—just think about all the used saddles you’ve seen—but this gear is extremely durable. This includes bridles, saddle blankets, and the saddle itself.
Stay tuned for more ab out What It Takes To Be a Cowboy and more news about the Naked ones.