AQHA hosts National Day of the Cowboy

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame hosted quite the event July 27, 2013 as they celebrated the National Day of the Cowboy.

AQHA invited people to visit their Hall of Fame, free of charge, to learn and celebrate about the western heritage and cowboy way of life.

Visitors enjoyed entertainment including Pokey the Clown's Junior Ranch Rodeo, trick ropers, and horse rides.

Many children, with huge smiles, explored the grounds dreaming of being in the saddle and what it would be like to be a cowboy.

One excited visitor explained how she made her very own cowboy rope.

"They take you up there to pick your color and then it's kind of like weaving," said visitor, Mykenzi Williams "You turn the thing they attach the string to and it makes a braid."

After Williams made her rope she ventured over to the roping dummies to try out her cowgirl skills.

AQHA said the event's goal is to teach about the American cowboy and the American Quarter Horse.