In the 1870-1880’s, riders in the far west remained alert. There were Indians, outlaws, and wild animals roaming the area. This area is flat and the cowboy can see to the horizon.
This rider has stopped to survey his surroundings, yet he is alert and prepared. His alertness is illustrated by the position of his rifle. Normally carried in a scabbard, tied to his saddle, his is across his saddle, ready to defend his life.
24” x 30” original oil painting by Roy Lee Ward. Beautifully framed in wood. Ready to hang.