J .H. Ray
March 28, 1950
Reel 15-16, Item 8
Riding a Long Horn Steer
One time we was a-herding our cattle out there on the
pra iries, and there wasn't no fences. When night come, we had
to sit in the saddle and herd 'em around till they all laid
down. Then you could take your saddle off your horse, and tie
your horse with the lasso rope t o t he horn of the saddle, and
take you blanket and spread out on the ground, and lay
your head on the saddle,and sleep there the rest of the night.
One morning I got up, and I hollered my bronco to get
up, and he wouldn't do it. Finally I hit him withth the rope
and he didn't move. I went up to him and he was dead.
Wel;ell t hese longhorn cattle they seenme and they ma de for
me. And I knew it was death. So I had to do something. I got
my lasso rope offen the horse and went runnin' toward the
foremost steer. Finally I caught him around t he forefeet and
throwed him and clumb onto his back. Then when he got up I was
on his back, and the rest of the cattle come millin' round,
I stayed on t hat steer's back for four days before I could
get any help. I finally rode him into the corrall.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.