Photograph of a cowboy riding a bucking horse on the Empire Ranch [ca. 1890-1900].
Empire Ranch -- Portfolio Box: (2) [Vault] Special Collections
Cowboy riding a bucking horse. Horses were critical to the running of any ranch. Mr. Vail turned over the breaking of horses to his best men. Harry Heffner stated "the horse from his withers forward belonged to Vail; the other part belonged to the cowboy."