Coloring pages with cowboys for children here in one place we have prepared a set of interesting pictures where the cowboy will be in the first place. You will find here Lego characters and figures like people just in cowboy style. There will also be a world famous cowboy like Lucky Luke and many other cool surprises. We have for you several thousand interesting images to color for children.
Coloring Book Cowboys
Cowboys played an important role in settling areas of the United States. They contributed to the development of industry, and cowboys helped run ranches. They grazed cattle, repaired fences and buildings, and took care of horses. Cowboys often worked to herd cattle. This meant that a large herd of cattle would be moved from the ranch to another place where they would be grazed or sold. If there was a large herd of, say, 4,000 head of cattle, there were usually about 10-20 cowboys.
Interesting facts about cowboys
- Many cowboys were Civil War soldiers, from both the North and the South, and many others - perhaps as many as a quarter of all cowboys - were freed former slaves.
- During a cattle drive, 7-14 cowboys could carry 3,000 to 4,000 head of cattle. They could travel more than 20 km in one day. Longer distances caused the cattle to lose too much weight and become too thin. In every meeting there was also a chief who managed all the people and a cook whose job was to prepare the food.
- Cowboys often wore their clothes for weeks without changing. They were usually dressed in jean pants and corduroy shirts. They also wore a hat with a large brim to protect them especially from the sun. They also had a headscarf, which protected them from the sun, but also from the dust on the road.