So maybe they sleep in comfortable recreational vehicles these days instead of bunking under the stars and use propane tanks to cook their vittles.
That doesn’t mean the 300 or so members of the Sam Houston Trail Ride moseying along toward Houston aren’t real spur-jingling cowboys and cowgirls.
More than 6,000 riders, representing the Sam Houston outfit and a dozen other groups, are expected to begin pushing into the city limits today for the final leg of this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo trail ride.
By the time they cross into the grounds at Memorial Park on Friday, the trail riders will have covered a combined total of almost 1,800 miles.
Go Texan Day in Houston always brings a bunch of Trail Riders by the office on their way to Memorial Park and the Rodeo Parade downtown tomorrow. This group appears to be the Southwest Trail Ride established in 1993. They are in the last 10 miles of a 120-mile ride from Rosenberg, Texas.
This group of riders has been coming by our offices each year. Their passing is the highlight of everyones “Go Texan Day”.
These are some of the first few wagons that passed. It was a pretty large group this year.
I’ve posted some more shots on my Flickr site…Trail Riders.