June 28, 2011We got a new book in "The Western: The greatest Texas Cattle Trail, 1874-1886" by Gary and Margaret Kraisinger and I was engrossed by the cowboy diary entries about how scary stampedes were, running at night, gopher holes, horn hooking, etc.
Well, just got this live video footage of a cow-horse wreck at Don Endsley's Great American Wild West Show. Check this out:
"We went back to look for him, and we found him among the prairie dog holes, beside his horse. . .the only thing you could recognize was the handle of his six-shooter."
—Teddy Blue, describing a cowboy run over by a stampeding herd