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Tue Mar 13 04:59:04 UTC 2007
I'm having trouble finding historical citations for a lot of these alleged
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/dressageart/1794898">Horse Quotes, Horse
Sayings, Horse Proverbs</a>
Never approach a bull from the front a horse from the rear and a fool from
any direction. Old cowboy saying, wise, simple and true.
<a href="http://www.equineextra.com/ajohnson07.shtml">Anne Johnson</a>
There's an old cowboy saying that in his lifetime, a cowboy should have one
good horse, one good dog, and one good woman. A judge friend of mine added to
that one time saying all a woman needs is a good horse and a good dog! Well,
if that's true, I have succeeded.
<a href="http://www.stayinthesaddle.com/Archives.asp">Stay in the Saddle</a>
There’s an old cowboy saying that says, “In a lifetime, you’ll have one
good mate, one good dog, and one good horse”
<a href="http://www.hippy.com/article-244.html">Skip on Hippie Fashions</a>
This is a story published in the New York Sun, on July 25, 2002. I was
interviewed by email and was featured in this fashion piece.
So what does Ms. Raine think of high-falootin’ designers like Ralph Lauren
and Hogan — not to mention celebrities such as Madonna — copping her style?
After all, there’s an old cowboy saying: “If you climb in the saddle, you
better be ready for the ride.”
href="http://www.filmvault.com/filmvault/austin/d/dillscallion2.html">Austin Chronicle (10-11-99)</a>
There's an old cowboy saying: "Any cowboy can carry a tune. The trouble
comes when he tries to unload it."
<a href="http://www.cowboycooking.com/Spanish-Trails.htm">Retracing the
There’s an old cowboy saying that “only cattle know why they stampede and
they ain’t talking”.
<a href="http://www.grfordassociates.com/">Gregory R. Ford & Associates,
_"Admire a big horse. Saddle a small one."_
href="http://www.cattletoday.com/archive/2000/July/Cattle_Today101.shtml">Cattle Today (July 2000)</a>
There's a lot of truth in the old cowboy saying that the fastest way to move
cows is slowly.
--Old Cowboy Saying
“It’s the last thing you take off and the first thing that is noticed”
"It’s the last thing you take off and the first thing that is noticed” is
supposed to be an old cowboy proverb about the cowboy hat, but only recent
citations seem to exist.
The Cowboy Hat Book
by William Reynolds and Ritch Rand
As the old cowboy saying goes, It’s the last thing you take off and the
first thing that is noticed.
_Cowboy Hats in History_ (http://www.cowboyhathistory.org/)
Cowboy Hats in History
There are few items in the history of American culture that carry the same
iconic weight as the cowboy hat. It is the one item of apparel that can be
worn in any corner of the world and receive immediate recognition. As the old
cowboy saying goes, ‘It’s the last thing you take off and the first thing that
The history of the cowboy hat is not that old. Before the invention of the
cowboy hat, which means before John B. Stetson came along, the cowpunchers of
the plains wore castoffs of previous lives and vocations. Everything from
formal top hats and derbies to leftover remnants of the civil War headgear, to
tams and sailor hats, were worn by men moving westward.
Today’s cowboy hat has remained basically unchanged in construction and
design since the first one was created in 1865. As the story goes, John B.
Stetson and some companions went west to seek the benefits of a drier climate.
During a hunting trip, Stetson amused his friends by showing them how he could
make cloth out of fur without weaving.
After creating his ‘fur blanket,’ Stetson fashioned an enormous hat with a
huge brim as a joke, but the hat was noted to be big enough to protect a man
from sun, rain, and all the rigors the outdoors could throw at him. Stetson
decided to wear the hat on his hunting trip, and it worked so well that he
continued wearing it on his travels throughout the West. In 1865, he began to
produce the first incarnation of his big hats in number, and before long,
Stetson was considered the maker of this newfangled headwear, the cowboy hat. The
original Stetson hat sold for five dollars.
Shortly after the turn of the century, the cowboy hat, although still in its
infancy, nevertheless infused its wearer with a singular link to the history
of the wild and woolly West. Even after the wild aspect of the West was
somewhat tamed, the cowboy hat never really lost its ability to lend that
reckless and rugged aura to its wearer.
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