Trail riders mosey along for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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Posted: Feb 24, 2016 1:01 PM
Trail riders mosey along for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

HOUSTON (AP) — About 3,000 riders on horseback and in wagons are moseying along Texas roads in celebration of next month's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Organizers say the 13 trail rides will converge in Houston on Friday, forming a small city of modern-day settlers at Memorial Park. They'll take part in a parade Saturday leading to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which opens Tuesday and runs through March 20.

Many roads and highways across Texas follow what were once trails formed by settlers traveling by horse and wagon. Trails were also formed by cattle drives.

The Sam Houston Trail Riders, formed in 1955, is the second oldest trail ride heading to Houston. They're following the trail Gen. Sam Houston took when he traveled to Houston in the mid-1800s.

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