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Why do cowboys tuck their pant legs into their cowboy boots?

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Cowboy tradition. Just like why do black people sag their pants?

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So the thorns on the weeds don't prick their legs.

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Just to show off or stand out basically

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Originally it was to keep the cuffs of the pants clean when wading through cow manure. Now days, many do it when wearing expensive, high-end boots, in order to let others know. A bit like wearing clothes with the tags left on or leaving the sticker on an expensive piece of crystal. Tacky, to say the least.

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Keeping the cuffs of your pants clean is pointless. When your wading around in manure its all over ya!! At least i never found a way to keep the manure off of me when i was ranching.
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Wade around manure? What. Planet u From
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From Arizona, where my grandparents have 6000 acres near Black Canyon, just north of Phoenix. During round-up, while the cattle were all coralled, was the only time my grandpa ever tucked his pant legs in. Yes, the manure was plentiful in the corals and walking through it got messy. You should know that if you are ranchers.
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Yes, i know that, and i also know with all the cows kicking manure around in the corals it was all over you, not just pants. But I do understand what your saying. Maybe I just always got the "crappy" jobs. lol
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Lol I understand. I guess my response is mainly aimed at the 'cowboys wading through manure???' comment. Lord knows there's enough of it. My poor grandpa ranched some of the poorest cattle country in the world. It took about 150 per cow/calf pair.
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150 pair is a nice spread. What amazes me is people have no idea the manure so cowboy has to wade around in so they can have tacos and steaks for dinner. Guess they think the grocery store made them. lol
Its really sad, cause the cowboy tradition is pretty much gone, only a few remain, and a bunch of "wanna B's" are running around pretending they understand cowboy tradition. Use to be you earned the right to be a cowboy.
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Real cowboys don't. Or at least the ones I have worked with don't, and I didn't when I was ranching. The ones that do are just making a personal statement.

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Yea, it is tradition, like Americans not tucking in their shirts. Or the French hateing America. U gotta live by these things man.

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Some cowboys would do that because if they ride a saddle, they don't want their jeans to get caught in the buckle

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