The Meandering Trail: What Every Cowboy Needs

I am not a cowboy by birth. No, I was born in the big city. A city slicker. I only became a cowboy, in my dreams, through Saturday morning Westerns on TV and Western movies starring John Wayne and James Stewart. So when I started to write Westerns, a friend of mine asked what were the essential items a cowboy needed? To be honest, I was stumped. What does a…