People say that Rodeo is an American idea – although most of the skills cowboys use were picked-up from Mexican and Spanish cattle-wranglers. The worditself comes from the Spanish , meaning – and its original meaning is .
– cowboys, cow-punchers, broncos, cattlemen, wranglers, stockmen, ranchers
– vagueros, or charros
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How the Rodeo tradition began in Russia
– although strictly speaking, their job title in Russian is 'animal-handler/operator'. Unlike their counterparts in N America, our cowboys have a job title which reflects their level of professionalism.