These are just some of the many online sources for information to help build a story world for cowboys, historical or contemporary.

Basic Horse Care – Horse behavior, feeding, hoof care, common health problems, psychology for riders

Beef Cattle Supplies – Farm tractor implements, bull selection and management, beef cattle breeds and breeders, beef cattle heifer management, beef cattle marketing, big farm store, cattle associations

Horse Supplies- Country Supply– Dewormers, pest control, horsewear, supplements, medications, leg protection and hoof boots, fencing, stable supplies, halters and leads, grooming and bathing, riding apparel, Western tack, farrier tools, and more

Beef Cattle Terminology – The lingo of the trade

Breeds of Livestock – Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, swine

Pedigree Cattle Breeds – The CattleSite – Beef and dairy breeds, breeders, societies and associations

Bull Riding – Wikipedia’s general information

List of Rodeos – Wikipedia’s list of many rodeos

Pro Bull Riders – Riders, bulls, schedules, standings, photos

Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association – Rodeo results, standings, schedule, events, cowboy bios, champions, stock bios, and more

Cattle Today Q & A Boards – Discussion boards on beginner’s, health and nutrition, breeds, breeding and calving issues, grasses, pastures and hay, feedyard, trucks, tractors and machinery, and more

Cowboy Wear-Cavender’s – Cowboy hats, boots, jeans, shirts, and more

Cowboy Hat Guide – Hat selection and care, storage, size and fitting, wearing and handling, protecting and cleaning, cowboy hat etiquette

Cowboy Lingo – The people and land, personal gear, saddles and tack glossary, horse terms, cattle terms, cattle drives

Western Décor – Lone Star – Southwestern rugs, Western bedding, furniture, lighting, pillows, wall hangings

Ranch Vacations – Dude ranch rates, selecting a ranch, list of dude ranches, international ranches, ranch categories

Rodeo Attitude News – Event listings, associations, youth rodeo, international rodeo, sports medicine, cowboy ministries, rodeo tickets, arenas

Rodeo Schools – Where to Rodeo.Com – Schools for roping, bareback riding, bull riding, roughstock riding, goat tying clinic, and more

Rodeo Supplies – Bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing, ropers, steer wrestling

Saddles & Tack – Chick Saddlery – Saddles of all kinds, bridles and headstalls, breast straps, reins, saddle pads, blankets, bits, girths and cinches, saddle bags, stirrups, spurs, halters, leads, horse boots, leg wraps, snaps, buckets, horse grooming aids, chaps, and more

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This website is the work of Starla Criser, an author who has published more than 50 stories, both traditionally and through self-publishing routes.