In the old days, cowboys, to be exact, cowherds were hired to look after cattle for ranchers, often large herds of cattle grazing on a large scale. Raising cattle was once a big industry, so at that time, cowboys were considered to be very important people to bring a stable life to these areas. Moreover, the cowboy’s life is also very rich, so they gradually become a very special part when it comes to the American West. Origin of the word “Cowboy”
The word “Cowboy” first appeared in English around 1715 – 1725, in Spanish the word “vaquero” is used to refer to horsemen looking after cattle. In fact, the word vaquero arose in Spain long ago (the way of using a rider to look after cattle originated in this country) before cowboy culture came to America a few centuries before. In addition to this orthodox origin, in folklore there are also some simpler stories about the cowboy’s appearance. They think that cowboys were created by a job that was a typical cattle breeder – a job that required physical strength and was always urged by the ranchers with statements like “Fetch that Cow, Boy! (Bring that cow here, boy.) After being brought to Mesoameric territory, this method gradually spreads across many parts of America and upon reaching Mexico it began to flourish.