Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Haflinger draft horses Pistol and Pete took on the mantle of tradition during the 2017 Border War lead-up to the Wyoming-Colorado State University football game in Laramie November 3.
Pistol and Pete (and Pistol Pete) were on hand at the Wyoming-Colorado border when the Army ROTC detachment from CSU arrived after running the game ball up US 287 from Fort Collins. With Travis Smith at the reins, they accompanied ball-carrier Ethan Hall and the rest of the UW ROTC cadets over the hill to Laramie.
That evening in the parade through town, the pair transported the coveted Bronze Boot trophy, arriving at War Memorial Stadium as dusk – and doom for CSU – settled in.
Photos: Chavawn Kelley, Luke Case