How Texas Cowboys Mount their Horses
From "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper":
"I stood at street corners in waiting to see some ranchero, or farmer, emerge from a saloon and vault cleanly into the saddle of his patient mustang. This feat is thoroughly Texas, and should be seen to be appreciated."
------- reporter in the June, 1880, edition of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" describes cowboys in Austin
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.