Giddy up! Ride 'em cowboy! Common words back in the days of the Old West. None rang out any louder than from the riders of the Pony Express. Back in the days of the wild west, no Fed Ex was available, no Postal Service ran that far west, no planes, & delivery by ship was likely to take months if it ever got there at all. No event In American History has captured the imagination of young and old alike, more than the excitement created by those young riders and their horses.