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.