The Cartwrights convince the prison warden to free 23-year-old chain-gang convict, Danny Kid, imprisoned since he was an orphan of thirteen, and take him on as a ranch-hand to repay him for saving Little Joe from being dragged to death by a spooked horse. Written by
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Little Joe is dragged by his horse, presumably because his foot is stuck in the stirrup. Once the horse comes to a stop, we clearly see that his ankle is hitched to the saddle with a strap and snap. When the angle changes, we see that Joe takes his foot loose from the stirrup (no strap). See more
[last lines of episode 3.8
There go two wealthy young men.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
What do you mean, Pa?
Well, they have something all the money in the world can't buy. It's called friendship.