Cowboy Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Cowboy Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.
Cowboy Party Supplies – The Background
Cowboy Party Supplies are based on cowboy, an animal herder. A cowboy traditionally rides a horse and tends cattle on ranches in Northern America. He also performs various other ranch-related jobs.
The late 19th century historic American cowboy came from the northern Mexico’s unique traditions and became a legend. Wrangler is a subtype of cowboy. A wrangler takes care of the horses that are used to work cattle. There is also a notable fact. There are animal herders all over the world. And they perform activities similar to cowboys, especially Australia and South America. But they are not called cowboys. And there are cowgirls as well.
The tradition of cowboy originated from Spain. The special cowboy style cattle ranching became popular in all the surrounding parts. And later it came to America. In both the regions the climate is dry and the grass is sparse. So vast herds of animals need large amounts of land to obtain enough forage. Also a herder cannot manage to cover the distance on foot. Thus the need of horse.
A cowboy is responsible for various jobs. On the ranch he has to feed the cattle, brand and earmark the animals, plus tend to livestock injuries and many other needs. On many ranches horses also are branded. He has to manage a small string of horses. He has to regularly patrol the land in all weather conditions. He has to check for damaged fences, water problems, evidence of predation and other issues of concern. They have to move the cattle to different locations for grazing. Their responsibilities depend on the size of the ranch. If the ranch is small, there are only a few cowboys. And they have to perform various all-round jobs like maintaining ranch equipment, repairing fences and other odd tasks. If the ranch is big, there are a lot of cowboys and each one specializes for a particular set of jobs.
The attire of cowboys is very famous and is sometimes called western wear. But cowboys do not dress for fashion; their dresses grew out of practical requirements and the environment in which they worked. Mostly their attire is adapted from the Mexican culture.
Cowboys use a large cotton neckerchief called Bandanna. It has various uses. It is used to clean up the sweat and to cover up the face from dust storms.
They use chinks, also known as chaps, to protect their legs while riding horses. It comes in handy while doing rough work with the cattle.
The most famous cowboy hat is a high crowned hat that has a wide brim for protection from the sun and overhanging brush.
Their cowboy boots are high top boots for the protection of the lower legs from insect and reptile bites. High heels work as locks and protect their feet from slipping from the stirrups while riding. Pointed toes are useful for guiding the feet in the stirrup.
Their gloves are normally made of soft leather (usually deerskin) so that they are flexible and soft and fit for working. They also provide protection when they handle tools or barbed wire. They are helpful while clearing vegetation and native brushes.
Cowboy jeans are mostly made of denim and are close-fitting sturdy trousers. These jeans are designed for the protection of the legs. Because while working it is quite possible that the legs may snag on the brushes or the equipments.
Modern cowboys carry firearms like rifles to protect the cattle from wild animals. Normally a pistol is carried while riding a horse. They may also carry a pocket knife.
Although in the modern era vehicles are available, cowboys prefer the traditional means of transport, the horse, over them. Reason being, vehicles cannot access some terrain where horses can travel. Mostly, the American Quarter Horse is used as stock horse, although many other breeds of horses are available too. Cowboys use many types of equipment while riding a horse. Bridle is useful in controlling the horse in various situations. Martingales are used on horses that have behavior problems or are in training. Saddle bags are used to carry extra supplies and sundry items. Saddle blanket provides protection and comfort to the horse. Western saddle is a specially designed saddle that gives security to the rider while riding in rough terrain or when the need arises to move quickly. It also allows both the horse and the rider to work continuously for many hours.
All over the world, wherever there is large land for grazing exists; there are horse riders for guarding the herds of cattle, although they might be known by different names. In Australia ranches are called stations and cowboys are called stockmen and ringers. They are known as “gardians” in the French Camargue. In Hungary, those who guard horses are called csikós and those who tend to cattle are called gulyás. In Tuscany (Italy), in the Maremma region, the herders are called butteros. In Austria, the pastoral population is known as Vaqueiros de alzada.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t collect figures for cowboys, so the correct number of cowboys is unknown.
Cowboy Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Cowboy Birthday Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Cowboy Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Cowboy Basic Pack. The Cowboy deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Cowboy Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Cowboy Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Cowboy Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
Cowboy Ultimate party pack is really the ultimate choice for your child and includes all the stuff that your child can dream of and more!
If your child is one year old you should go with the Cowboy 1st Birthday Party Supplies that are specifically designed for one year old kids. These Cowboy Party Supplies have got #1 printed on them.
If you’ve got a two year old kid you should choose with the 2nd Birthday Cowboy Party Supplies that are specifically designed for two year old kids and #2 is printed on them.
You also have a special option to personalize your supplies with Cowboy 1st Birthday Personalized Party Theme. Just upload your favorite photo along with your personal message, select font, color and image options and your personalized Cowboy Party Supplies would be as unique as your child!
I’ve personally used Cowboy Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Cowboy lover kids. Rustle up some cowboy fun with our exclusive birthday party packs! Giddy-Up for some real cowboy fun with our ultimate birthday party pack! Yippee-Yi-Ay! It’ll be a one-of-a-kind party for your little cowboy’s birthday with these unique Cowboy Party Supplies.