Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Evangelical cowboy

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Couy Griffin of Reserve N.M. (right) talks with Ricky Collins (left) in Beaumont on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. Griffin is riding through different cities on a cross-country ministry.

Couy Griffin rides Daisy, a 5-year-old quarterhorse, as Blackjack, a 6-year-old miniature mule, carries gear down Main Street in Beaumont. Griffin started in San Francisco and plans to be in New York City on Sept. 11. He made a similar trip last year.

This was another "found feature." I wish I had more time to work it harder (and better quality light). Unfortunately, I was on my way out of town for an assigned shoot when I saw Collins talking to Griffin with his animals near downtown and had to find out whazzup.


Unknown said...

I'd like to write a story about this guy maybe. I'm heading to Texas soon -- perhaps we'll cross paths. Do you know anything more about his route or how I might find him?

Mark M. Hancock said...

You can track his ride here. He'll be in Alabama sometime soon since he's almost to New Orleans.

Unknown said...

Oh wow, you're the best. Thanks! Who ever said reading blogs wasn't an important part of the job? That's where I pick up most of my story ideas.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I'm so glad you stopped to find out... that's so cool!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore