Cowboys have always fascinated me and one of the reasons is their ways of showing respect to others. Sure they have rough edges and aren’t perfect, like everyone else. But many real cowboys still follow certain rules of etiquette that have come down through generations.
Here are some of the basic cowboy code rules:
- Don’t handle another person’s horse, saddle or tack.
- Don’t borrow someone else’s saddle, pad, spurs, or other gear without asking first.
- Be ready and on time for work.
- Don’t ride ahead of the cow boss in charge of a crew of cowboys.
- Don’t ride too closely to another horse.
- Don’t ride in front of someone else; ask permission to go in front of another rider.
- The rider who opens a gate should also close it.
- Wait for the rider who opened and closed the gate, so that his horse won’t try to follow the other horses without the rider.
- Move cattle at a walk; cattle running lose weight, which is worth money when they are sold.
- Don’t rope animals unless you are told to do so.
- Don’t brand another man’s cattle.
- Tip your hat for strangers. Take if off for friends.
- Take off your hat when the National Anthem is played.
- Take off your hat at a burial.
- Tip your hat any time a lady thanks you for some service.
- Don’t take off your hat in public buildings, entrance halls, corridors of office buildings or hotels, or in elevators.
Cowboy Etiquette: http://www.cowboyshowcase.com/cowboy_etiquette.htm
FAQ’s about Cowboy Hats: http://www.countrycalendar.com/Country_Store/hats/faq_cowboy_hats.htm
Title: The CEO And The Cowboy
Author: Starla Kaye
Genre: GLBT, Contemporary romance
Length: Novella, 11K
Heat Level: 4
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Buy Link: Decadent Publishing