Cowboys of the World
We said on our home page, "The American cowboy is recognized world-wide. Cowboys can be found working from the lower deserts of Mexico to the wilds of British Columbia and beyond. Cowboys still live in bunkhouses, cow camps, line shacks, and teepee tents; they still eat from a chuckwagon." This is true not only in the Americas, but on other continents. We have been fortunate to have gathered stories from as far away as South Africa and Australia. These folks have livestock and have their own methods of herding, managing, and gathering them. Some have emulated the style of American cowboys and use the ideas from American horse trainers and gear makers. Others have evolved their own unique style, gear, and look. We offer a look at these "Cowboys of the World" with links to stories and photos from several different countries on this page.
Australia - in the Outback
Cowboys of the Dark Continent - by Eeben Barlow
The Gang Ranch of British Columbia by Mike Laughlin
Here are photos showing the popularity of American cowboy gear and horses in Brazil submitted by a visitor. Click for larger views.
"Here's a few sample pictures of Brazilian Cowboy (actually this is me)...
It's a gift to your website as an appreciation for all the knowledge I found in your great page!
As you'll see, the brazilian cowboy culture is not so diferent of the american one.
I hope You like it!
Albert Franz Nether Nassau