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      Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation gets jump on 2014 Texas Musical

      I t 's all huffs and saddles at River Falls Ranch, as students from West Texas A&M and Boys Ranch rode trails on horseback for two hours around the canyon.

      I t might be only a month since last season's musical play Texas ended for the season, but the nonprofit Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation didn't waste anytime raising funds to continue the historical drama into 2014.

      Board member A lvin Schmidt said, "This is a benefit to help raise some funds to help fund the Texas production."

      B oys and girls from Boys Ranch and other students participated in this year's annual Rider on the Rim Trail.

      T he texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation hosts the event every year that takes riders along the Palo Duro Canyon. The day consists of two rides that add up to five hours of nothing but trail and canyon walls, nearly 70 horses, and lunch and dinner at the River Falls Ranch.

      " T his was a short ride this morning. We'll have a large group come out this afternoon and take a three hour ride through this river falls." Schmidt said. "They're welcome to ride again this afternoon if they are tough enough."

      T he event also includes an auction with prizes such as fine art, plane tickets and saddles.