Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajara photo

Continuing on with my Mexican Cowboy images. Another name for Mexican Cowboys is vaquero (pronounced baˈkeɾo) which means herder of cattle. These horse-mounted livestock herders come from a tradition that originated on the Iberian Peninsula. Today the vaquero is still a part of the doma vaquera, the Spanish tradition of working riding. The vaquero traditions developed in Mexico from methodology brought to  North America from Spain became the foundation for the North American cowboy.
The vaqueros of the Americas were the horsemen and cattle herders of Spanish Mexico, and first came to California in 1687, and later with expeditions in 1769 and 1774.
They were actually the first cowboys in the region.
As you can see there still plenty in Mexico that may not necessarily be ‘real’ cowboys but that hat is still pretty popular especially in Guadalajara.

Leaning Mexican Cowboy in Guadalajara, Mexico

Leaning Mexican Cowboy in Guadalajara, Mexico
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Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajura

One thing I noticed In Mexico was the number of “Mexican Cowboys”. Older guys wearing the Stetson. In fact Stetson is actually a brand of Cowboy Hat and the founder of the company, John Batterson Stetson, is created with its creation. So the term “Cowboy Hat” is the proper generic description but I digress. A Mexican cowboy is normally referred to as a Caballero, which is literally translated as’ gentleman and in the mixed history of North and Central America, The Spanish brought the concept with them. More in the next post.
I love the look of this guy, cigarette and all.

Mexican cowboy at El Parian, Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, Mexico

Mexican cowboy at El Parian, Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, Mexico
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