Cowboy Scales Back Global Ride Addressing Horse Abuse

He rode one horse nearly 300 miles before it developed back sores

Monday, Oct 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM CDT
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Cowboy Scales Back Global Ride Addressing Horse Abuse

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A cowboy preacher left North Texas in July to ride around the world to publicize horse abuse.

Now C.W. Cooper is scaling back his route since one of his horses died and he's now riding his sixth one.

But he's back in Texas and says he won't quit -- despite problems and critics.

A Facebook page called "Stop the ride of Carl Wayne `C.W.' Cooper" has been created. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that more than 1,000 people are sniffing out his trail, discussing his horse troubles and questioning the shifting reasons for his ride.

Others who still help him say he doesn't seem to know a horse's limitations.

He rode one horse nearly 300 miles before it developed back sores, which Cooper blamed on an ill-fitting saddle.

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