Badman: also known as an outlaw or desperado.
Bandana: a humble piece of cloth. Paisly-print red fabric is more functional than just as a wardrobe accessory.
Bandoleer: a belt fitted with loops for carrying cartridges. If you’re a soldier, wear it across your chest.
Bars: toothless gap between the horse’s teeth where you put the bit.
Bell-horse: lead horse with a bell around it’s neck in order for the wrangler to locate the herd.
Branch: one side of the horseshoe.
Bridle: use to give directions to your horse.
Chaps: leather leggings to protect your pants.
Chuck wagon: mobile kitchen.
Cowboy: an attitude, whether male or female, that you carry throughout life.
Filly: lady horse, or attractive woman.
Gait: movements of the horse at various speeds.
Hobbles: restraints that fasten around a horse’s front legs to keep it from running off while the cowboy is taking a nap.
Jinglebobs: small metal weights that make sounds against the spurs to warn off snakes.
Lasso: a rope designed to be thrown, tightened and pulled.
Lick: cowboy dessert made of biscuits and honey.
Mad hatter: phrase that came from hatters who made caps made of beaver pelts. They would inhale too many fumes and act crazy.
Maverick: stray longhorn that is hard to catch and pen.
Mustang: wild blooded.
Plunder: a cowhand’s personal belongings.
Remuda: group of horses that accompany cattle drives so that you can switch exhausted horses.
Westerns: a distinctly American genre of books, movies, literature, and TV series.