O2301 / Scott 2869A
Legends Of The West
Home on the Range
Collins Anecdotal Note
The most important possession of the cowhand used in
working cattle was a Plains horse called a cow pony. Most of these rugged and spirited horses came from the open
range and were wild mustangs. In the late spring when the free roaming herds came down from the high mountain meadow pastures, cowboys rode the range to capture fresh mounts. These strong-willed horses would then be "broke" of their wildness and become valuable assets for tending the vast ranches raising western cattle. A First Day cancel from Wild Horse, Colorado obtained only by COLLINS makes this a special cover. A hand painted cachet shows mustangs at "Home on the Range". A Legend of the West.