just saw this on FB a brave woman who was out riding and her horse got mired in the mud with the tide coming in and she stayed and held her horses head above water until it could be rescued. AWESOME PHOTO!
1900. Sadie Austin, daughter of Charles Austin, a ranchman and old settler of Sargent, Nebraska. When her father was short of help, Sadie, now Mrs. Thompson, would put on a divided skirt and ride the range for her father. From the collection of Solomon Butcher.
Cowgirls on a fence -- World War II saw women working and dressing like their male counterparts, and from that time on, "cowgirl" attire differed from that of the cowboys only in tailoring details and the orientation of things like flies and plackets.