While there no doubt where whip designs that looked exactly like the bullwhip through out history, the term “bullwhip” is unique to the cowboys and buckaroos of the old west. As you can see just like whip enthusiasts of today they loved to show off their whips. The bullwhip was introduced to the United States by the Spanish Vaqueros. The vaqueros where the original cowboys. They where also expert raw hide braiders. A talent they learned from the Moors after they invaded Spain. The Spanish in turn migrated into mexico and taught the talent to the Mexicans and they also taught it to the ranch hands of the old west.