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'Cowboys for Trump' Ride to Washington to Support the Support and Border Security
Twelve Americans loyal to their country and their president set off on horseback from Cumberland, Maryland on Feb. 15, through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal along the Potomac River on a ride to Washington. The purpose of the journey was to show their support for the president and his announcement of a declaration of a national emergency to secure funds for border wall construction and address border security in the Southwest. With the help from Kina Davis of Spring Gap Farms, who donated the use of the horses, trucks, and trailers for the ride, cowboys from across the country set off in the snow on the 173-mile ride. "I don't know if you believe in God, and higher powers, but I truly believe the cause of this was bigger than all of us," said Kina. "And if they didn't get these horse from me, they would have somehow been provided for." Kina said she gets hundreds of calls a year to rent horses to ride in the canal, and that she usually says no, because no matter what kind of experiences customers say they have, it might not be accurate. However, there were key points that resonated with her when organizers Couy Griffin and Josh Davis of Cowboys For Trump contacted her by phone. Consequently, even though she was thinking there was no way she was going to give out horses to ride to Washington, and that most people wouldn't even do that with bicycles, those key words changed her mind. "Everyone that has something to protect, or something they love, you put a wall around it, whether it be a house or a fence," said Kina recalling the conversation with the organizers. "We really need this wall."