South Texas poses a variety of known hazards for those working the brush country range on horseback. However, sometimes even the smallest of critters can have the most detrimental of impacts – something the Bull family, of Riviera, knows all too well.
It had been business as usual on Los Jaboncillos Ranch near Premont for Dillard Bull, 19, along with his father, Burt. Calves needed to be weaned and other livestock had to be cut out and moved. Dillard, who Burt proudly touts as his best hand, had been taking part in the customary roundup and the muggy summer morning had progressed as planned.
Unforeseen circumstances would quickly alter the day’s events.