Trail Drives of the 1800's- Cowboys, Horses, Longhorns, hardships, and stories
The trail drives of the 1800s were necessary to move the longhorn cattle from Texas to the north. In Texas a 4 year old longhorn was worth about $3 or $4. Up north, though, the same animal was worth $40. There were no railroads leading to Texas so the cattle had to be driven up on the trail.
The drive took 2 or 3 months from Texas to railroad shipping points in Kansas. It also took 6 months to drive the cattle to ranches in Wyoming, Montana, or the Dakotas where the cattle would fatten on the rich grasses of the northern plains before being sent to the slaughterhouse.
Beautiful Hand crafted Old West styling scalloped Spur straps. These spur straps are made from Hand tooled Hermann Oak Bridle leather. Medium oiled for a rich Golden Honey color. The spur straps are available in floral carving or basket stamping.
This rawhide Romal rein has the the finest 12 plait Braiding we have found! Hand Braided in the Old Traditional California Style Buttons. Each Natural Rawhide strand is beveled on both sides for a smooth, comfortable feel on the reins and romal. The popper is hand basket stamped and braided. The rein portion is the traditional full 52" long.