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Riding for Wise

By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RIDING FOR WISE - Wise County Sheriff's Posse President Russell Stephens (left) and Cody Burgett lead other Posse members in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) All Western Parade Saturday morning in downtown Fort Worth. More than 2,300 horses participated in the legendary event, which is the unofficial kickoff to the FWSSR. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

RIDING FOR WISE – Wise County Sheriff’s Posse President Russell Stephens (left) and Cody Burgett lead other Posse members in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) All Western Parade Saturday morning in downtown Fort Worth. More than 2,300 horses participated in the legendary event, which is the unofficial kickoff to the FWSSR. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

WESTERN STYLE - A horseback rider sporting a handlebar mustache waves to the crowd on the streets of downtown Fort Worth Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

WESTERN STYLE – A horseback rider sporting a handlebar mustache waves to the crowd on the streets of downtown Fort Worth Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

WAGONS HO! - The Wells Fargo stagecoach was one of more than 200 entries in Saturday's All Western Parade, the unoffficial kickoff to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

WAGONS HO! – The Wells Fargo stagecoach was one of more than 200 entries in Saturday’s All Western Parade, the unoffficial kickoff to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ALL SMILES - Candace Arnette of Decatur and a young rider smile and wave to the crowd during Saturday's stock show parade in Fort Worth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ALL SMILES – Candace Arnette of Decatur and a young rider smile and wave to the crowd during Saturday’s stock show parade in Fort Worth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

UNDER THE SOMBRERO - The sun casts intricate shadows across the face of a charro during Saturday's stock show parade in Fort Worth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

UNDER THE SOMBRERO – The sun casts intricate shadows across the face of a charro during Saturday’s stock show parade in Fort Worth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ON HORSEBACK - Devon employees took to the streets of Fort Worth Saturday to participate in the stock show parade. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo runs through Feb. 8, and Wise County folks will be participating as volunteers and competitors. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

ON HORSEBACK – Devon employees took to the streets of Fort Worth Saturday to participate in the stock show parade. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo runs through Feb. 8, and Wise County folks will be participating as volunteers and competitors. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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