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Roy Rogers' Rider's Rules
Roy Rogers' Rider's Rules (also called Roy Rogers' Rider's Club Rules) is a list of ten rules Roy Rogers encouraged his young fans to live by. Roy Rogers was one of the most famous American cowboy performers of all time. As "King Of The Cowboys," he was more than just a voice on the radio or a face on the silver screen: Roy Rogers became the embodiment of goodness, fairness, and love of God and country, character traits reflected in his Rider's Rules. For more information on Roy Rogers, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Below: Roy Rogers and his golden palomino stallion Trigger. Roy met Trigger during his first starring movie role and purchased the stallion as soon as possible afterwards.
Rider's Rules By Roy Rogers
1. Be neat and clean.
2. Be courteous and polite.
3. Always obey your parents.
4. Protect the weak and help them.
5. Be brave but never take chances.
6. Study hard and learn all you can.
7. Be kind to animals and take care of them.
8. Eat all your food and never waste any.
9. Love God and go to Sunday school regularly.
10. Always respect our flag and our country.
Roy Rogers’ Prayer
Roy Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, were devoted Christians.
Below is a prayer written by Roy. (You might also like The Cowboy's Prayer.)
Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself,
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me ride it straight the whole way through.
And when in the falling dusk I get that final call,
I do not care how many flowers they send,
Above all else, the happiest trail would be,
For YOU to say to me, "Let's ride, My Friend."
About Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) became famous as America's "King Of The Cowboys." First achieving success as a cowboy singer, he quickly moved into a stellar career as a cowboy actor in movies and then on television. Roy Rogers was recognized on screen and off as a man who stood for what was right, and never taking the easy way out if it meant doing the wrong thing. He could ride a horse and twirl a six-shooter, and was never far from his golden palomino stallion Trigger, known as the "Smartest Horse In The Movies."
For in-depth biographies on Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Dale Evans (Roy's wife and frequent co-star) we suggest you visit Roy Rogers World.
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