The Wild West evokes the Texas spirit like no other. A rich part of our past, the modern cowboy continues to roam the land like generations before. Women love him and men want to be him. Hitch up and journey with us across the state, and parts of Mexico, where photographer Gray Hawn captures the modern cowboy in his many moods, circa the here and now.
“There’s a little cowboy in all of us, a little frontier.” Louis L’Amour
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Winston Churchill
“There is something about the outside of a horse, that is good for the inside of a man.”
“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” King Richard III
“A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.” William James, 19th century philosopher
“Horses make a landscape look beautiful” Alice Walker, author.
“Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are.” English Proverb
LAST ONE: “No cowboy ever quit while his life was hardest and his duties were most exacting.” — J. Frank Dobie