The horse's name was Friday.
Thanks! I've used a similar riddle when I taught elementary level.
Friday is the name of his horse.
So this was a different cowboy from the one who rode on a horse with no name....(its a reference to a song)
Because in the desert there is no one to give you no name?
You mean this has nothing to do with warping the fabric of spacetime? BORING (JK)
instead of saving the horse & riding the cowboy ;-)) & shoot the cowboy & saved the horse . that's how its done ;-))