“I grew up with horses. I used to watch Roy Rogers a lot and Gene Autry. I always wanted to be a cowboy,” said Long Island, New York native Thomas DeLibro.
In his youth, he went to stables, just to see the horses, but as much as he loved horses and wanted to be a cowboy, he didn’t actually ride until he was about 19 years old.
“I finally went riding and was scared to death,” he said.
He moved to Florida in the 1960’s, wanting desperately to be a cowboy.