On page 12 of Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo, I share a version of “A Cowboy’s Prayer” I heard shared during the Grand Entry of a Navajo rodeo.
The poem might have taken inspiration from Badger Clark. He was named South Dakota Poet Laureate in 1937. However he preferred the nickname “Poet Lariat.”
Here is Clark’s rendition of “A Cowboy’s Prayer.”