The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys

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A group of horses either belonging to or boarded by retired cowboy, Jamie Dowsett, are photographed in their open paddock in Waimea, Hi.  Despite the introduction of ATVs (all terrain vehicles) to herd cattle on many of the ranches, the cowboys use horses for the skilled, nuanced work required in the confines of a coral during brandings and weanings. "I don't fancy A.T.V. but they say it's cheaper, faster and all that.  That's today...modern cowboys.  I cowboyed (all) my life with horses and I prefer horses. That's cowboy....oh, that's paniolo,"  says long-time cowboy, Sonny Keakealani.