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   Spring/Fall Roundups
     Gathering the Herd
     Cutting
     Branding
     The Stray Man
   Summer Trail Drive
     Cattle on the Trail
     The Railhead
     Day Herder
     Night Herder
     Open-Range Branding
     Chuck Wagon
     Remuda
     Dangers on the Trail
   Winter Work








Seasonal Work | Summer Trail Drive | Remuda
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Derived from the Spanish word for "relay of horses," the remuda was the large herd of extra horses that accompanied an outfit during the roundups and trail drives. Each cowboy had a string of six or more cowponies he could use. When they were not being ridden, the horses were penned in a rope corral. The horse wrangler monitored the remuda and would have fresh mounts ready for the cowboys in the morning, at noon, and in the evening for night herding.


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