FORT WORTH HERD 
IN THE STOCKYARDS

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Every day, twice a day, at 11:30AM and 4PM, cowboys drive the Fort Worth Herd through the Stockyards.

The Fort Worth Herd Trail Drive is a very popular spectacle.

Between trail drives the herd is kept in a corral in the actual Stockyards, the complex of wooden fenced pens behind Billy Bob's and north of the Cowtown Coliseum and Fort Worth Stock Exchange.

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Here we see a pair of tourists from the Pacific Northwest watching the passing Fort Worth Herd from the vantage point of Riscky's Barbecue.

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At the start of the Trail Drive, heading west down Exchange Avenue. Note the road sign which advises that there are no trolley stops during trail drives.

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Each of the Longhorns has names, generally based on some descriptive feature, such as the Lead Longhorn in this photo is called Chocolate Chip.

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The Longhorns are very well behaved and don't seem to require a lot of directional input from the cowboys. The cowboys do do a lot of hooting and hollering and whip snapping though. Maybe that is what keeps the Longhorns in line.

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Laundry services on the trail drives must have been very good as it seems that bright white is the shirt color of choice.

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The cowboys and the cows slowly make their way down Exchange Avenue on their way back to the Stockyards backlot.

Hope you Enjoyed Riding Herd.

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