John Moore, Brett Badgett and Wally Badgett from the new DVD “Houlihan,” released May 2008 by J&S Productions. “Houlihan” is the fourth in a series of documentaries on cowboys and horsemanship. The first three were “Tapadero,” “Remuda” and “Hola Paniolo.” “The ‘Houlihan’ production was filmed in northern Wyoming and much of Montana the past couple years. I think this is a pretty good film,” says John. John is the author of the April article about HancockHorses.com in the AQHA membership magazine, Americas Horse. John is the author of a couple thousand articles and eight books including the award-winning novel The Breaking of Ezra Riley. Brett’s artwork is displayed in fine galleries and his bronze, “Laying the Trip,” is featured on the grounds of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Wally, a former NFR bullrider, is the creator of the cowboy cartoon “Earl.”
As the buckaroos brought cattle up from the Great Basin, Texas punchers brought longhorns up the Goodnight Loving Trail. The two cultures met in Wyoming/Montana territory and the Northern Range Cowboy was born. To make a hand here, you must be able to ride rough horses with plenty of buck in em’ and stick it out through long, cold winters. Houlihan takes you on the next leg of the Vaquero Trail and introduces you to a whole different breed of cowboy.