there is a small book called 'Bob Fudge Texas Trail Driver'
This man worked for the Blocker's in the 1880's. is a very good accounting of that time. it has been re-published by an outfit in Kansas called Four Horsemen LLC; www.bobfudge.com
or 620-223-2746. I am originally from Vidor, but make my home in Amarillo. maybe this will give you some insights or ideas. good luck. it is my favorite book.