Calling All Cowpokes

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Posted May 29, 2009 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

Seems like only yesterday that the soft, tender thud of longhorn poop hitting a red brick road began echoing through the Stockyards. But, believe it or not, a decade has passed since the Fort Worth Herd was established and began attracting tourists from around the world.

Yessur, the twice-daily cattle drive is celebrating its 10th anniversary next month, and wannabe cowpokes are invited to saddle up their ponies and punch cattle at 11:30 a.m. on June 13.

Anyone with a nag in tow can plop down $75 and register to ride in the historic cattle drive along the Trinity River and up Exchange Avenue. After traversing the most agonizingly rough terrain and brutal conditions that any cattle herder has ever encountered, riders can knock off the dust by stopping at one of the many watering holes the Stockyards has to offer and recounting their harrowing adventure.

“Yep, I just drove 16 rangy critters a quarter mile down Exchange Avenue past a throng of camera-wearing tourists – gimme a whiskey and leave the bottle!”

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