Although momentarily bathed in rays of bright sunlight, a rider reaches behind his saddle for his yellow slicker knowing that a downpour is imminent.
The cowboy knows shelter will be scarce in the vast arena of untried landscape streching behind him. He urges his pack horse down the incline as he begins his descent into the open expanse suggested by the distance between them and the imposing mountain formation in the background.
The title of the picture contains little more than a reference to the animal which has always fascinated the artist and which he often uses to contrast with neutral colors and to provide a compositional focal point.
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