La Pequeña Vaquera — a tutorial


When you are a Vaquera, you must have a good hat, a good horse, and a good straight face.


You also must be completely serious and very aware of your surroundings.  Remember that when you’re bringing someone in to the law; bad boys have brothers and they’ll be trailing along.


Watch your back.


Stay close to your prisoner, make sure their head is down, and they keep moving in this dry desert.


Pushing the prisoner up front may be a good idea if you think he has some harm in mind.  They’re never to be trusted — once you get him in to the law, you can go back to punchin’ cattle.


Keep your eyes peeled — the prisoner, his comrades, the rocky terrain, snakes, and your horse — each one could pull a fast one when you’re feeling relaxed.


And when you see the jail house in view, you can let out a slight grin but make sure no one’s watching.


Such is life, living out on the range.


About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on July 17, 2009, in Annie, Horses, Tutorials. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Love it! Gorgeous pics! That girl is ready to go!

    • She really is Mikey — you wouldn’t believe how much she fights getting off the horse! 🙂 Thanks for the compliments.

  2. I can’t believe Annie is riding, and by her “big girl” self!! Really loved the pics and enjoyed reading the dialog that went with it!! 🙂

    • I can’t believe it either Tammy — that is the nicest horse for little girls. He is so careful and so sweet. I’m very happy my friend Maleah has him, and so extra happy we get to play with him too! 😀

  3. So sweet – I mean, you go girl 🙂

  4. What a wonderful life for a little girl. She has animals that surround her and a Mommy that lets her do fun stuff. You are teaching her some good life lessons.

  5. Good lord, could a little girl get any cuter? I don’t think so.

  6. Absolutely my favorite “Real Dirt” post! You really put together a delightful pictorial.

  7. Those pics of Annie are great! Lily learned who Annie Oakley was on our trip out west. she wanted to know if I had ever heard of her. : )

  8. The cutest ever, it would make a great little book for the grandparents! Would it be OK if I put a link up on the Kiger Board?

  9. She’s growing up, isnt she? Good little Vaquera!

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