MissGoddess, Stoney Burke has a gritty, realistic ambiance that Jack Lord fits into very well. It's a modern-day show, and much of it is situated in towns and small cities where the rodeos take place and the stories are often set not just in rodeos but bus stations, banks, bars, offices, hotels, streets, and other such locales. Guest characters are not just rodeo men and cowboys but cops, clerks, stock contractors, various government officials and businessmen, etc. And women of various ages and intentions. ;) Sometimes there's a noir-ish or crime drama feel to it, and despite the peppy, western-sounding theme song, the show's score sometimes is cool and jazzy. Except when participating in a rodeo, Stoney is far more likely to be driving a truck than riding a horse. He's an honorable man, but he is also stubborn and ornery and he can get pretty prickly when he's messed with. (And someone is frequently trying to mess with him.) He's that mix of tough and tender that also marked Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O. Stoney Burke was a good show and it's a shame it only lasted a season, but westerns -- even modern-day ones -- were beginning to fade by the early 60s. In a way, it's a good thing, because the show's creator, Leslie Stevens, moved on very quickly and created a TV SF classic, The Outer Limits, which ran from 1963-65. :)
Also, Jack Lord came from an affluent family whose property including a farm, and he grew up riding.
Monday photo...Bob, Bob -- don't go for that bag of gold on the floor!