In this photo from my collection, a squinting Idaho cowboy sits astride what appears to be a dark bay horse. No fear of lightning on that particular day I suppose.
The ranch house behind him is enormous and it looks as though both the cowboys and family may have quartered there. Meals were probably served there because the dinner bell is mounted high on the roof next to the tank/rain barrel. Because the tank is so large the house may have had running water.
Another cowboy sits on the stoop to the left and just behind the heels of the horse sits a dog.
The cowboy wears suspenders and a collared shirt. Around his neck he wears what today is called a glad-rag. All of this is accented by his "woolies," chaps made from sheep's wool. His are dark in color, while most that I've seen have been light in color. The chaps may be a prop to add drama to the photo, because in front of the house trees have bloomed and a window on the house's second floor is open. Just a stunning picture from the West as it once was.