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  • They have pointy horns for a reason! - Fort Worth
      They have pointy horns for a reason!
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  • Longhorn Parade - Fort Worth
  • Longhorn Parade - Fort Worth

Where else can you go in public and see longhorn cattle driven through a town by authentic cowboys. Not unless you raise them.....haha! Well, it is a pretty cool thing still to see, but use caution. If you have ever seen the cowhands, they all are equip with whips for safety. They may seem big and docile, but that doesn't mean they can't move quickly and fast. So respect there space. Look for the herd signs to let you know dates and times, their normally at 11:30 & 4:00pm. Weather permitting too. No drives scheduled on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

It is know that it was the Spanish who brought the first longhorn cattle to the America as early a s 1490?s. After independence from Spanish rule, the cattle were left behind. Roaming free and eventually claimed by anyone who could round them up, soon realized how hardy these cattle were. Yet, around 1927 the heard was dying out so the US Congress helped establish a reserve for them in Oklahoma. Now they are considered a major assist to the beef and dairy industry. Many may not believe, but they are quite docile. Yet, because of their sheer size, they can easily knock someone over very easily or accidentally gore you with their huge horns. They like to keep a good distance just for safety purposes.

Address: Exchange Avenue
Directions: Learn more about the history of the longhorns from this web site:

Phone: 817-336-HERD
Website: http://www.fortworthherd.com

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2010
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