This photo is so appealing to me. I like cowboys anyway, but praying cowboys .... who could ask for more? And, then the one cowboy reaching out to the other one as if to give him strength ...... it touches me deeply.
Texas Black Cowboys Of the estimated 35,000 cowboys that worked the ranches and rode the trails, between five and nine thousand or more was said to have been Black. They participated in almost all of the drives northward, and was assigned to every job except that of trail boss. One historian noted that there had been a few cattle drives where the entire crews were black except for the trail boss.