"Cowboying families are tied together by their loved for the land and the animals. Young children start doing chores in the barn, then out in the fields, riding horses that are passed down from older siblings. Women rope, vaccinate, pound nails into fences, and cook for the crew. Working together allows families to link the present to the future: as new calves are born and colts grow bigger, so grow the children who will take care of them."
~from the book Gathering Remnants, A Tribute to the Working Cowboy