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Cowboy personal gear


August 17, 2017

BEDROLL: Blankets rolled and carried for sleeping. Also called sugans, soogans, hot rolls or dream sacks.

COWBOY BOOTS: High-topped boots made with high heels to keep them from slipping through saddle stirrups and as a brace in roping. Soles are usually slick leather to keep them from catching when dismounting. Styles are often regional and defined by function. Roper boots with flat heels are used especially in arenas and for walking. Packer boots are laced and generally made of heavier leather for cold weather, hiking and hard riding.

CHAPS: (pronounced "shaps") Derived from the Spanish la...

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