Schroeder Law’s Therese Ure Riding in the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive
This week Therese Ure, the managing attorney in our Reno office, is riding in the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive. The horseback drive across northern Nevada’s high desert sagebrush country takes five days and covers about a hundred miles.
Some folks may get mixed up and refer to the riders on the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive as “cowboys,” but on the northern Nevada range the word is “buckaroo”. “Cowboys” are from Texas, Montana, or some other place. Moreover “buckaroo” usually means a working cowboy who does not do rodeos.
The term buckaroo comes from the early ranching days in northern Nevada. The first cattlemen in northern Nevada were Hispanic Californians known as “vaqueros.” Over time, the pronunciation of “vaquero” evolved to “buckaroo.” They say you can distinguish a buckaroo from a cowboy by his hat: cowboys are more likely to wear a traditional curve-brim high-crowned hat, while buckaroos wear a flat-brim, flat-crowned hat.
Check out Reno managing attorney Therese Ure and the other buckaroos in these photos from this year’s Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive!