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Bucked up | Cowboy riding a bucking horse

Wyoming | USA

Cowboy Up!

Fine Art Limited Edition Cowboy Photography, Horses and life in the West.

Being a good Bronc Rider can be a true test of the riding skill of a cowboy. Not exactly a Rodeo but this is the way they got the idea. Just a tough job for a tough but great cowboy called "Colt". This is part of the luxurious collection of fine art, limited edition, cowboy, and western exclusive high-resolution Museum Quality Photography Prints of western life and the people who live that life. Photos copyright © Jess Lee

Bronc...The term comes from the Spanish language word bronco, meaning "rough" (adj), or "gruff" (n), which in Mexican usage also describes the horse.[4][5]; [Spanish]; It was borrowed and adapted in U.S. cowboy lingo. It has also been spelled "broncho", though this form is virtually unknown in the western United States, where the word is most common. In modern English, the "o" is commonly dropped, particularly in the American West, and the animal is simply called a "bronc".[6] Many other instances of cowboy jargon were similarly borrowed from Mexican cowboys, including words such lariat, chaps, and "buckaroo", which are in turn corruptions of the Spanish "la reata", "chaparreras", and "vaquero".[7][8]

The term also refers to the bucking horses used in rodeo "roughstock" events, such as bareback bronc riding and saddle bronc riding. Some dictionaries define bronco as untrained range horses that roam freely in western North America, and may associate them with Mustangs; but they are not necessarily feral or wild horses