Text & Drawings by Floyd D.P. Oydegaard


You would think that the horse plays an important part with these men of the gun, but there are two people who found the horse a problem. Charles "Black Bart" Boles walked everywhere he could, even avoiding travel on stagecoaches as much as possible. Dick Fellows found the horse his downfall, as the animal would foil all his attempts at stagecoach robbing. Although the cowboy and horse had the best relationship, simply due to the constant connection between these two, there were even times when these men of the horse found it difficult to deal with the large critters. Riding a horse has to be thought out carefully and not attempted without some practice. Choose your means of transportation and know it well. A quick "getaway" on horse, in buggy, etc., must be second nature if one is to survive an altercation.

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