These widespread practices in the Far West demonstrate how very wild the times were

Horse water

When you are asked to think of a cowboy, Clint Eastwood is likely galloping in your imagination. However, in real life, you would probably sense the arrival of a pioneer before you even see it.  Their equestrian skills made them such swoon-worthy, heart-melting gentlemen for the ladies to drool over. Unfortunately, their unappealing odour and inadequate hygiene did not fail to go unnoticed. Cowboys were known for the stench emanating from their bodies, and this was how people in the Wild West lived.

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You wonder why? Well, it’s pretty straightforward; most of them spent so much time on horseback that it was normal to wear a constant horse smell. And when you know how powerful the smell of horses is, you can’t help but imagine these stinking cowboys arriving, surrounded by a swarm of insects attracted by the smell. So, do you still think of Clint Eastwood now? Being a cowboy meant long hours on horseback, riding across the country, and evading outlaws. After riding for long hours, they became slightly too thirsty, so they would drive into the nearest town and head to the local bar for a drink.

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