During the spring and fall, when it’s time to gather, count, and brand cattle at “BIG OUTFITS”, the cowboys are sent out with the “wagon”. This is an old fashioned horse drawn, or a modern motorized chuck-wagon that follows the hands from one section of the ranch to another as they find and herd in all the cattle that must be counted and branded. This goes on seven days a week until the job is done, which on large ranches can run into months. An old term among cowboys is the”Wagon Widow”, because the wives of these cowboys don’t see them for very long periods of time. This particular bronze sculpture shows a cowboy, who has stopped to pick a few wildflowers because the wagon is gathering cattle not far from his line cabin, where his “Widow” is, so he is going to ride over to see how she is getting along without him.