Today Mariko and I drove up to the town of Hico, Texas and joined our friends in seeing The Bobby Kerr Experience. Bobby Kerr is a cowboy who works with American mustangs and founded the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Today’s event was a new kind of show for him. I gathered that he had (still has?) a show he’d perform at rodeos, but now he is putting on a 2-hour show at his ranch, with demonstrations of how he trains young mustangs. It was fascinating and fun! He is also a poet, so the show is sprinkled with several Texas poetry readings. Very nice!
What was really interesting was that Hico is in rural Texas, and everyone at the show seemed to be local cowboys and cowgirls, or at least true Texans. There were so many cowboy hats and boots there… It was pretty cool to see a gathering like this. I couldn’t ever be part of that world, but the sense of Texas pride at the event was palpable.
We had purchased the dinner package, which included a beer and a nice spread of Texas barbecue. I went a little nuts and piled on the brisket, but I was happy I did because it was excellent! By the time the show started, I was nice and full.
Here are some more photos from the event. If you have the chance to see it, I recommend it!