The Northern Buckaroos inherited the Californio Vaquero traditions back in the 1850s. Gold was discovered and miners needed beef. Cattle from California and Oregon Territory, were driven by up to the Gold Fields by Vaqueros and Buckaroos. And they introduced the Buckaroo traditions to Canada. When Northern Buckaroos drove cattle and horses to Alberta, they met up with Punchers bringing cattle from Texas. Over time Buckaroos took the best of the Texas traditions and blended them with their own Buckaroo style. Today, you see a mixture of the two.
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