Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Yee haw! Test your cowboy knowledge!

Hi, all. Dana Mentink here. I am having a rolicking good time writing cowboy suspense novels! I mean, there’s just something about a cowboy that evokes the themes of honor, love, and integrity, doesn’t it? I’ve had a blast writing about the Thorn brothers who run the Gold Bar Ranch in Gold Country California. The third in the series is about Jack Thorn, a twin who has a wife on paper only and is suddenly in charge of a baby he’s never met. Oh, and there’s a motorcycle gang out to kill him. Yep, he’s gonna need all his cowboy skills and then some to get through this adventure. 

In the process of writing these books, I’ve had to do a lot of research! (The last horse I rode was Mr. BoJangles. I was ten, he was crotchety, we did not come to a meeting of the minds!) I’ve visited ranches, learned about horses, explored California’s gold country and even read some classic Westerns. Since I’ve got cowboys on the brain, I thought it would be fun to ask you some trivia questions! I’ll post the answers down at the bottom under the images so you can check. Tell me how many you got right! Oh, and while you’re at it, check out your cowboy name why don’t you? Fondly, Curly the Gold Digger 

Learn more about Dana’s newest book, Cowboy Bodyguard

1. What was the name of the horse Tonto rode on the Lone Ranger show? 

2. Davy Crockett represented which state in the House of Representatives? 

3. What is a remuda?


  1. LOL I knew them ALL!!
    1. Scout, 2. Tennessee, 3. The herd of horses that went with the cattle drives - usually a cowboy had a "string" of horses, but always a favorite that he rode the most!!

  2. I have to say, even being from a cowboy state like Texas, I failed the test. Thanks so much for sharing today, Dana. Loved your post.

  3. I only knew the last one so I guess I need to read more cowboy books! Your new one sounds like a great place to start.

  4. Hey Dana. I love cowboys. There's just something about a cowboy. I flunked the test. I didn't know a single answer. Thanks for the fun post. Blessings!

  5. I got the first two...actually I grew up on cowboy movies. Am I dating myself? Probably. I lived in Japan as a child and all the American kids on our Army post went to the matinee movie each Saturday. Guess what type of movies that showed every single Saturday? You guessed it! Cowboys!!!

    1. You can’t beat a good cowboy movie! :)

  6. I didn’t know these answers. Thanks for the fun post. Your book sounds really good!

  7. Sounds like a fascinating book. I only knew one. Tennessee.

  8. Good thing I don't write cowboys. I thought Tonto WAS the horse.
    Fun post, Dana.


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