Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rodeo Cowboy 1

I live in a part of Texas where there are real cowboys who actually making a living taking care of cattle and horses. There's not many of them left - and darn few young ones. Horses aren't broke the way they used to be, either. Cowboys didn't have the time (or patience) to gradually get a horse used to a saddle and then some weight , etc. They just cinched the tack on them, got on and hoped for the best. And some horses never like the notion of a man on his back - and thank goodness for that or we wouldn't have the saddle bronc competition in the PRCA! This painting was inspired from a bunch of photos I acquired from a friend whose family has been in the ranching and rodeo business for 3 generations in New Mexico. You can tell it's "old style" from the outfit the cowboy is wearing - simple chaps and no protective gear!!!
Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.