A Nevada cowboy is called buckaroo. He is like the wild horse. A buckaroo will leave bed, board, wife, possessions, his good sense, and any instinct of self-preservation to go after the wild horse or the wild cow. He prefers commoner livestock than professional livestock breeders would like to see running free. Because of this preference, the livestock breeders look down on the buckaroo. The breeders say, justly, that it costs as much to raise a cold-blooded animal as it does to raise a purebred. They are sure only purebred livestock is worth money, since it is what they sell.
The buckaroo believes mustang blood is necessary in stock that is to thrive in Nevada. A human must have some of it too, called buckaroo, if he is to make a living in Nevada. The buckaroo, like the vaquero, believes in the saying, “Mejor saber el terreno, que ser el mejor vaquero,”–better know the country than know all there is to know about cowboying. The point being it is possible to know terrain, never possible to know all about cowboying.