Details: This poster shows a photo of a cowboy rounding up or driving horses. The front of the herd of horses are just starting to cross the water. The cowboy has coiled rope in his hand and is riding behind the herd of horses.
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.