My heroine had never even ridden a horse before she came to Rest Thy Head, but here's a real cowgirl who could give her some inspiration.
Ranched near Austin, was a pioneer in breaking the barrier into what had always been considered a man’s world: cattle trading. Legend has it that she was one of the first women to drive her own cattle, along with her husband’s, up the Chisholm Trail, earning her the nickname, “The Cattle Queen of Texas.”
Come back next week for another look at cowgirls of the old west.
Picture and bio from http://www.cowgirl.net/portfolios/elizabeth-lizzie-johnson-williams-2/