Sunday Photos: Settin’ Up For Saturday

Sooner or later, we all start to look like our Longhorn.

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Photos: Settin’ Up For Saturday

  1. shoreacres

    I’ve stared and stared at this over the course of a few days, and still don’t quite know what to think about it. It’s the saddle that gets me (along with the length of those horns, of course.) Is that man setting up a “Get your Longhorn rides here” attraction? I assume it’s Bandera, so it’s possible. Still.

    Is this a regular attraction? If it is, I might just ride that thing. Maybe.

    1. Charles Prokop Post author

      It is Bandera. The guy with the longhorn sets up on Main St. most Saturdays, along with several other western themed attractions. There is usually a chuck wagon and a wagon ride or two on offer, and some Saturdays feature gunfighters. Everything usually sets up in front of the courthouse, but they were decorating the courthouse lawn for Christmas the day I took the photo and the longhorn was setting up across the street.

      You can sit on the longhorn, but I don’t think anyone rides around on it. The longhorn shows up at other Bandera events as well. I’m past being embarrassed easily, so here’s a shot of me on the longhorn at a golf tournament a year or so ago. The guy waving is my good friend and regular tournament partner. I’ve mentioned him before – he lives in Vanderpool, just down the road from Lost Maples.

      1. shoreacres

        What a great photo! Now that I know the fellow with the longhorn’s a regular, I just might try to make his acquaintance one day. Does the longhorn have a name? It surely must. I hope it’s not Bubba.

        1. Charles Prokop Post author

          It’s a rare Saturday that he’s not there with his longhorn, and they’d both be happy to meet you. I’m sure the longhorn has a name, but I don’t know what it is. The previous longhorn had black and white spots and went by the name of Oreo. I’d bet against Bubba. And if you decide to have a seat on the saddle, be forewarned that it’s a wide seat up there. I swung my leg over as I mounted and stretched some muscles that hadn’t moved like that for a long time.

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