Details: This poster shows a painting of a cowboy competing in a rodeo. He is riding his horse and has just roped a calf.
A cowboy tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches. Some cowboys also work in and participate in rodeos. The cowboy became an archetypal symbol of American individualism. Calf roping, or tie-down roping, is a rodeo event that features a calf and a mounted cowboy. The roper must throw his rope in a loop around the calf's neck.