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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Working Legend

Growing up in Texas, the image and grandeur of the historical cowboy has always inspired me. I have met a number of them over the years and not always on ranches since it is an attitude as much as a character. I had the pleasure of taking some photographs of one of my favorites. Bob Moorhouse is the epitome of a real cowboy, having spent his working life at the Pitchfork ranch near Guthrie, Texas. He was the fabled ranch's manager as well as inspiration for an entire generation of cowboys.
He was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame as a ranch manager. Raised his kids to have a free spirit and enjoy themselves always. He now has a comfortable retired life closer to those daughters, but still riding horses and doing a bit more fishing.
After a conversation with him you can understand why young boys want to grow up to be cowboys.

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