Fillet Of Horn . . . This is how it tastes.

“Darol Dickinson has lived life as an adventure, often confronted with, “You’re going to do what?” Thanks to his remarkable talents as an artist, stockman, and businessman, combined with a rich sense of humor and “what if” curiosity, Darol has encountered many interesting people and propositions, all colorfully chronicled in FILLET OF HORN. He tells their stories with a cowboy’s wink and a “coffee at the kitchen table” familiarity that keeps you reaching for the next paragraph.”

Chuck Schroeder – Executive Director, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

“To be a great storyteller, you need a combination of great material and a practiced ability to weave that material into intriguing narrative. Darol Dickinson has both. Darol incorporates great splashes of humor and healthy doses of commonsense lessons that cattle folks, in particular, will appreciate and take to heart. Darol’s rich background in the beef business, and his commonsense approach to cattle management and marketing, make this book a great read.”

Joe Roybal – BEEF MAGAZINE, Editor

“From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend to read it.”

Groucho Marx 1890-1977

“There’s no one in the Longhorn business better qualified to write about it than Darol Dickinson. With FILLET OF HORN, he shares a variety of interesting and downright funny things that have happened to him and those around him, all of whom are obsessed with that wonderful, colorful breed of cattle, the Texas Longhorn! This book is just plain fun to read.”


“Your manuscript is both good and original. The part that is good in not original and the part that is original is not good.”

Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum 1810-1891

“Even old timers will find Darol’s epic narrative a source of new insights into some of the colorful characters who have raised Longhorn cattle … an entertaining collection of facts and amusing episodes.”

Stanley M. Searle – President, Texas Longhorn Heritage Foundation

“FILLET OF HORN . . . A slice of the everyday adventures of a renowned cattleman with a unique attraction for pretty, colorful and big horned cattle. Enjoy the humor, foolish things people do and history making events all rolled into an inconsistent, unpredictable, rare and entertaining heritage collection.”

Maureen Neidhardt – RARE BREEDS JOURNAL

“Fillet of Horn is an insightful and fascinating read for anyone who is interested in the cattle industry. From the Fort Niobrara Sale to the purchase of Senator, the book recounts the ups and downs of a competitive and exciting business.”

Joel Hefley – U.S. Representative, R–Colorado

“Dickinson promises a lot . . . but delivers more.”

Joe Assad, Houston, Texas

“I’ve just about decided that you are some kind of a nut–or–perhaps, the cattle market is full of nuts. But, a story teller you are!!!”


This is a great book! I bought it at Barnes and Noble the month it came out and read it in one weekend!

Dona Snow