Back in years past, some still do it, the cowboy would strap his 6-shooter and ties to his leg, set the saddle on his trusted friend the horse, and they would mount for a day of hard work bring the cattle off the range. When it was time for them to move out they would sometime yell or just rowel the horse letting the horse know it was time to do it.
I hate that I missed those days, but life can be fun and challenging regardless of what one does for fun or livelihood. You just have to enjoy what is offered to you for the times in which you live. It is good and bad at every turn in life. Back when I would dream of the old west, I would ask why am in the east?