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The following information was submitted by a reader for your use: \”The word La Riata (or reata in English) refers to a rope made from hide, be it bovine or equine hide.
The word La Soga refers to a rope made from plant matter such as grass or cotton and is now days used to refer to ropes made of nylon and poly.
La Soga is where we get the English term Lasso. In modern day California they call a pencil bosal a bosalito, but in old Mexico the correct term is Bosalia meaning it is the smaller more feminine counter part to the larger more masculine Bosal. \” Howdy Fowler, Mission Ranches, Dog Canyon, NM