A Cowboy lives by “The Code of the West”.
"The Code of the West was a gentleman's agreement to certain rules of conduct. It was never written into the statutes, but it was respected everywhere on the range. "
Ramon F. Adams
● If it’s not yours, don’t take it. (Wenn es nicht Dir gehört, so nimm es nicht)
● If it’s not true, don’t say it. (Wenn es nicht wahr ist, so sag es nicht)
● If it’s not right, don’t do it. (Wenn es nicht richtig ist, so mach es nicht)
● Cowboy’s word is his sacred bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.
● Ask no more and give no less than honesty, courage, loyalty, generosity and fairness.
● Never ride another man’s horse without permission.
● Never wear another man’s hat.
● Never pass anyone on the trail without saying „Howdy“.
● Be there for a friend when he needs you.
● A cowboy always helps someone in need, even a stranger or an enemy.
● Don’t ask about a persons past.
● Look out for your own.
● Defend yourself whenever necessary.
● A cowboy is loyal to his “brand”, to his friends and those he rides with.
● Never miss a chance to rest your horse.
● Always tend to your horse’s needs before your own and get your horse some feed before you eat.
● If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now an then to make sure it’s still there.
● Never miss a good chance to shut up.
● Know where to draw the line.
● Don’t make excuses.
● Never quit.
● Be tough but fair.
● Never tolerate cowards.
● Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
● Live by the Golden Rule.