Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Jim Shoulders Dead at 79

The rodeo world has lost a legend and super star with the passing of Oklahoma cowboy Jim Shoulders. The PBR's website says that the 79 year old passed away at his home in Henryetta early this morning. A former 16 time World Champion, he is to this day the winningest cowboy of all time with seven championships in bull riding. He is also the only cowboy to ever be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame. Rest in peace Mr Shoulders, you will be greatly missed.

'But I've heard it said that ol' cowboys don't die:
They get put out to pasture way up the sky.
So if God's got a Heaven for old cowboy legends,
I hope the grass is greener on the other side,
An' he's got good horses to ride.'
Trent Willmon
"Good Horses To Ride"


threecollie said...

What a beautiful post. Well done!

Paintsmh said...

Thanks Mom. I still can't believe he is gone.