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Long County celebrates cowboy culture
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Ricky Waters helps farrier Charlie Suttle work on a horse's hoof. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The First Annual National Day of the Cowboy was held last Saturday at the County Line Barn in Long County.
The day began with the Presentation of the Colors by Angelia Oak, and the Star Spangled Banner sung by Suzanne, Linda, and Emily Stephens. Poplar Head Missionary Baptist Church Pastor, Tommy Ray, offered a prayer. County Line Barn owner Karen Waters welcomed the crowd and Billy Clark read a poem honoring the cowboy.
The fun began with a coloring contest for the kids, a best worn-out cowboy boots contest for the adults and free food for all.
There also was a best western outfit, a best cowboy/cowgirl hat contest and a stick pony race.
Crowd also enjoyed demonstrations by experts in the ways of the cowboy.
Leonard Poole and his horse Scout showed everyone how to rope a calf, and Angelia Oak demonstrated the art of Barrel Racing.
Farrier C. H. Suttle showed the audience how to shoe and properly care for a horse.
According to Waters, a farrier is an expert in shoeing horses, trimming hoofs and providing them with quality care. Waters presented Suttle with a framed certificate honoring his work as a farrier.
Stetson Hats, Cruel Girl Jeans, Silver-Smith jewelry and many other cowboy specialty items were for sale at the County Line Barn.

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