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The Cowboy Up Podcast

Sep 30, 2023

In the summer of 2019, Will Grant became a traveling horseman. His plan was to ride the 2,000-mile Pony Express trail starting in St. Joseph, MO and ending in Sacramento, CA. Unlike the original riders who covered the distance in ten days, Grant planned to ride it in a little under five months. He packed his bags, saddled his two horses, Chicken Fry and Badger, and set out on the trail. What ensued was an encounter with the inhabitants of the West—ranchers, farmers, historians, businesspeople— and the thrilling and, at times, treacherous landscapes. Will writes about this journey of a lifetime in his new book “The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-Mile Journey into the Old West.” He joins Russell and Alan to talk about his experiences.