Details: This poster shows a painting of a line of cowboys galloping ahead. Some of them are looking back and pointing their guns into the cloud of dust that trails them. One of the horses has already lost its rider.
A cowboy tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches. Some cowboys also work in and participate in rodeos. Cowboys are more often associated with (mostly fictitious) Indian-fighting than with their actual life of ranch work and cattle-tending. The cowboy became an archetypal symbol of American individualism. Cowboy can be used in a derogatory sense to describe someone who is violent, impulsive, or behaves in a hot-headed and rash manner.