Living in New York, squirrels, possums and pigeons are the extent of the wildlife experienced on a day to day basis. So, when a friend of mine heard we were taking a trip to Dallas, she suggested that we stop by Fort Worth Stockyards to see the cattle run. A cattle run of REAL longhorns? My Yankee ears sure perked up. I had never seen a longhorn before and what better place than Texas to see my first!Fort Worth is about 40 minutes away from Dallas, easily accessible by I-30. We hopped in the car at 10am to give us enough time to park the car, walk around and get a great spot to view the drive.
The Fort Worth Herd is the world’s only twice daily cattle drive, marching at 11:30am and 4:00pm. It was quite a rainy day when we visited, but that didn’t stop me from nudging through to get a prime spot to view the longhorns. I won’t lie - it was a bit scary watching their giant, sharp horns passing mere feet away from me. But these animals work like a well oiled machine and march exactly where they are supposed to go.
In between the cattle drives, you can visit the longhorns as they relax in the stockyards. Moo!