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5 Types of Cowboys You Know and Love

Hey folks, we are happy you’re here! As you read through the article, think about if might know any of these cowboys then consider sharing it with them. This article is intended for entertainment only and was not intended to be offensive, so please enjoy!

The Team Roper

We all know one and we all may or may not love one but they are out there folks! It’s pretty common to catch these cowboys in a ball cap and sneakers when they aren’t on a horse. You might catch them throwing some loops or cussin’ about their last run. Listen, you didn’t hear it from us, but team ropers are the equivalent of barrel racers, just in another form.

Old Fashioned Cowboy

Once again, these cowboys are pretty easy to spot. Depending on how old they are, you might catch them shuffling around the chutes at a rodeo or sittin’ back watching all the young pups go at it in the roping pen. These are the cowboys you should be aiming your questions at, because chances are, these cowboys have wisdom for days on end, but be careful because you might not be able to get away from them once they start tellin’ reride stories.

The Roughy

I don’t know if it’s just me, but these days you can tell what event a cowboy rides in by a few giveaway hints. Look at their shoes, hat, and any gear they might have on them. The Roughy’s are most of the time wearing either sneakers or moccasins and their cowboy hats have probably seen better days. If you’re at a rodeo, make sure to check all your gates because they are notorious for leaving gates open “for the next guy”.

The Weekend Warrior

Well, I’m not sure how much more of a description you need on this one, but just for the fun of it, let’s go after it. The Weekend Warriors are the guys that might work 9-5 jobs (no biggie), but then claim they are the biggest and baddest cowboys around. Which, they could be. But most of the weekend warriors we know, ride on the weekends and that’s about it. You can ask any pro cowboy, whether they ride bulls or gather cattle, it’s a commitment, either way, you need to be all the way in or cut your losses. Also in this category are the concert go-ers and potential swing dancers. Good luck ladies!

The Tried & True Cowboy

In all seriousness though, these are the kinds of cowboys you want to have in your back pocket or know when you get in a sticky situation. They aren’t the loudest, typically you won’t even know they are there. They do their job without complaint and will only ask for help if they really need it. These are the cowboys that feed America and keep rodeo contestants coming back with amazing stock. These are the cowboys that don’t often get the recognition they deserve.

Regardless of what kind of cowboy you are, you play a role in the grand scheme of things and we couldn’t appreciate you more. We hope you got a good kick out of this article and make sure to share with your favorite kind of cowboy!

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Peter the "Cowboy" is a gunslinger style writer from Bismark, North Dakota. Controversy is his middle name. He loves the cowboy lifestyle and being an American.

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