Hard-Won Cowboy Wisdom #10, 12. 177 & 191

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scaramouche, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Just because you're the owner doesn't make you better. The best owners know this truth.

    Plant fruit trees, but plan for deer.

    There's nothing wrong with tapaderos. They force you to ride on the balls of your feet and if you're naïve enough to wear the wrong shoes, they'll save your life.

    Tapaderos are hooded stirrups, a very old design that was used to keep crud from collecting in the stirrup and wedging your boot into the stirrup causing a train wreck.-me


    Here's a real old timey photo of an old cowhand from the Rio Grande with them full on long Mexican vaquero style tapaderos, built right they could also help insulate your feet for unlovely winter range riding. I heard of more than one guy coming home and unable to dismount cause his feet froze to his stirrups sitting out there in a howling northerner till someone scrubbed the frost off the window and seen a lone rider motionless in the barnyard. -me

    Carry toilet paper. You'll regret not having any if you're on a long ride.

    This is perhaps more important than the old cowboy adage, "Don't squat with your spurs on."

    -Hard-Won Cowboy Wisdom -Peter Coe Verbica
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019

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