DRESSED in a cowboy hat, belt and buckle, jeans, boots, spurs and chaps, four-year-old Mitch Morris looks every bit the rodeo rider he wants to be.
Remember, this Moura boy is only four.
Mitch's mum Melissa said Mitch adores his uncle, Terry Dwyer, who has ridden bulls in America.
“Mitch watched Uncle Terry ride at the Bilo Show and wants to be just like him,” Melissa said.
The proud mum said they ordered the chaps, his favourite garment, from America for him.
“He asked me to get on eBay and find him a pair!” she said.
“He knows what eBay is!
“He knows quite a bit for a four-year-old!”
Melissa said when the chaps arrived he knew he had to have stars on them, so Glenda, from Hamo's Tarpaulins, was happy to help him out. They had to be the right size, colour and sewn in the right spot.
“Mitch is very well known in Moura and draws attention when you see a three-foot-tall, cute cowboy walking down the street with his spurs rattling on the ground.
“In Rocky the other day, a lady asked him if he rode cows and he came back with a reply of 'No, I ride bulls!' ”
Riding is certainly in his blood, as Melissa was a show jumping competitor in the early 1990s, representing Queensland three times and being selected to represent Australia.
Melissa attended Biloela Pony Club and competed in the local show circuit every year.
“Mitch has a natural talent to ride horses and we are seeking a quiet pony that would be suitable for Mitch to learn to ride on,” Melissa said.
“He certainly has a lot of personality for such a small cowboy.”
Mitch draws attention when you see a three-foot-tall, cute cowboy walking down the street with his spurs rattling on the ground
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