Can a young cowboy be too young to be a horse thief? Zack Wood, Harrison, and Marshall Pascoe were cousins and got into all kinds of trouble. All of it wasn't their fault, but enough was. May 23rd, 1889, being a late spring day and very hot, they sneaked off and went down to the river to go swimming. They had been told dozens of times not to go off anywhere without telling a grownup. The two younger boys were kidnapped, leaving 12-year-old Marshall to steal a horse and go after them.