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Welcome to Western Horse, a place where history is right in front of your eyes. Below are some interesting facts you may not know about cowboy’s and their history.

The Old West was influenced by the Europeans much more than you may think. It all began in the 16th century when Spanish explorers set out to explore the barren land north of the-then colonized Mexico. This exploration lasted over two years in which the Spanish traveled covered much of Southwest America. In the mid 16th century, the British decided to explore the Pacific Coast, now California. Throughout much of the 17th and 18th century, Europeans explored and conquered much of now-America, and in the process, initiated many battles for land amongst each-other, much to the contrary of many beliefs that the Wild West was an all-American phenomenon.

Many breeds or horse were common in 1880’s America. Some include; Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Arabian and Missouri Fox Trotter. The Quarter Horse was a tough breed and was the main one used in battle. It has heavy muscle padding and intelligent. Ultimately, this breed won the Wild West. Appaloosa horses were mainly used by the American-Indians of the Northwest region. These horses were very practical in every-day life, being mobile, tough with a good sense of direction and infinite stamina. The Arabian Horse came about in the late 1870’s and early 1880’s. it is one of the most prized breeds in the world as it is closely related to the royal family of Arabia. Only a few Arabian horses saw the civil war, most were used by wealthy Americans for leisure purposes. Developed in the early 1800’s was the Missouri Fox Trotter, mainly used for ploughing, moving heavy logs and rounding up cattle in rough terrain. They quickly became popular with the sheriff department and doctors.

It is not directly known which cowboys were European or American. What we do know, however, is the fact that upon their arrival in the early 15th century, the Spanish built cattle ranches and began to raise livestock and other animals. Horses were transported to America for use on the farm, and so the first cowboys were the Spanish. In Mexico, cowboys went by the name ‘vaqueros’, deriving from the word ‘cow’ in Spanish. Throughout the following century, the art of ‘cowboying’ moved to Texas, Arizona and as far as Argentina. It is only when many English speaking immigrants settled in America an adopted the ways of the vaqueros when the present-day American can be seen as a cowboy.

Euro Disney in Paris has a whole resort dedicated to the American West. Guests will come across Frontier-land Phantoms, home to many Wild West aspects including; Thunder Mountain, a shooting gallery, Disneyland railroad, just like the old days. You can also find a vintage Victorian style museum in Phantom Manor, equipped with ghost-like features. There is plenty to see and do at Euro Disney in Paris, which makes it fun and easy to learn about good-old American history… you never know, the kids might learn something too!

These five wild cowboys were European?

These five wild cowboys were European?
Recently, BBC discussed the role of the African-Americans in the Cowboy culture and the fact how the film industry and the books often neglect the fact that many African-Americans were, in fact, cowboys as well. While Quentin Tarantino Oscar-winning “Django Unchained" movie with a black cowboy played by Jamie Foxx brought this to the limelight for a whole number of reasons, people are more interested in why that wasn’t the case before.

Popular horse breeds from the 1880’s

Popular horse breeds from the 1880’s
This article highlights some of the most popular horse breeds during the wild west era of USA. During this time horses were a part of the political, social and economic lives of people. They were a source of income, used for transportation, sports among others. Horse racing was as common and popular a sport as football is today.

How the old west was more European than you may know

How the old west was more European than you may know
West world has brought western entertainment back around and tweaked it a bit so it’s in the future. The same stereotypical characters are there. You have the cowboy, the bad guy, the owner of the brothel, the prostitutes, and the good ole boy. Is it an accurate depiction of how the wild west was? You can look to cowboys in older movies to see how people really want to imagine their cowboys.

Disneyland Paris: An American western theme in France?

Disneyland Paris: An American western theme in France?
Disneyland Paris vacations are very famous with European excursion-makers and the lodge gets more than fifteen million traffic each yr. Disneyland Paris is a Walt Disney enterprise, the largest media plus enjoyment organization globally. One of the most fabulous things of being in Paris is visiting the famous Disneyland hotel especially if you are on a family vacation along with your kids. The wonderful thing about a Disney trip is getting up near and personal with well-known faces from Disney cartoons. Site visitors are suggested to bring a pen to get their favored characters autographs and a camera to document their unique meeting.