The Long Riders' Guild

Riding the Outlaw Trail


Roger Pocock

In 1899 and 1900 Long Rider Roger Pocock rode from Ford McLeod in Canada to Mexico City along the infamous Outlaw Trail.  Not only did this fantastic horseman ride  3,600 miles, but he also met numerous outlaws along the way - including Butch Cassidy!  Pocock's ride is the only recorded equestrian journey of its kind along the entire length of the Outlaw Trail and his story appears here for the first time in more than a hundred years.

Click on the images below to read his articles in the English publication, "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper."  In order to ensure their legibility, as they are more than 100 years old, they have had to be scanned in at a higher resolution than normal, so please be patient while they load.

July 15, 1900
July 22, 1900
July 29, 1900

August 5, 1900
August 12, 1900
August 19, 1900
August 26, 1900
September 2, 1900

September 9, 1900

September 16, 1900

Click here to read "A Word from the Founder" about the forgotten link between Butch Cassidy, Roger Pocock and the Long Riders.

For more information about Roger Pocock's informative and exciting autobiography, please view his outstanding book, Following the Frontier.


To learn about the Long Rider Roger Pocock's extraordinary equestrian wisdom, please view his book, Horses.


To discover how an American colonel and his four Long Rider sons mounted up and went in search of Butch and Sundance in Argentine, click here.

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