Why does people call CowBoy?

@arunmails (3012)
India
December 3, 2008 10:03am CST
Hi... Mylotties., why does people call by the name CowBoy, though they are coming with the Horses.... so people must call them by only HorseBoy.... right......???
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
Hahaha, now thats a thought. If you were seriously asking that, I seriously dont know the answer. Sorry..^_^
@arunmails (3012)
• India
9 Dec 08
wonderful answer
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
hehe, sorry Have a Merry Christmas.^_^
@riyasam (16570)
• India
4 Dec 08
Originally, the term may have been intended literally - "a boy who tends cows" - but had developed its modern sense as an adult cattle handler of the American west by 1849. Variations on the word "cowboy" appeared later. "Cowhand" appeared in 1852, and "cowpoke" in 1881, originally restricted to the individuals who prodded cattle onto railroad cars with long poles.Names for a cowboy in American English now include buckaroo, cowpoke, cowhand, and cowpuncher."Cowboy" is a term common throughout the west
• China
4 Dec 08
Yeal,very professional answer.Learn a lot..
@arunmails (3012)
• India
9 Dec 08
Good.... it looks like you had learned many things about cowboy.....
@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
5 Dec 08
No, look at the meaning cowboy. Cowboy means : A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.
@arunmails (3012)
• India
9 Dec 08
Well said......
@savypat (20245)
• United States
4 Dec 08
They are called Cowboys because they handle cows. Horses are just part of their equipment. Horse handlers are call trainers, or breeders.