The footgear in this painting typifies the bucaroo style which comes to us from the high deserts of California & Nevada, and influences our cowboys here, especially in ranch rodeo circles. High heeled, high top boots are the norm, and the hand made silver spurs the dream.
These beautiful spurs not only have the big rowels, but jingle bobs as well (tiny silver beads that hang over the rowel). On top of the whirring clank of the rowels as a cowboy walks or rides, you get the jingle of those silver beads hitting on the rowel. Now that’s Western Music at it’s inception.
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Love the boots and the story of the spurs. I did not know what all those parts were called, now i do! Cowboy Festival this year? Not sure i want to do the roads or not. Been stuck in Golden and Revelstoke too often. But March roles round and so do I. Happy painting!