Once upon a time there was an old man who owned and managed a huge ranch in Texas. He was sick and about to die. He had two sons who were equally good and pious. He was undecided as to whom he should impart the management of the ranch after he dies. So he decided he'd pull a little trick.
He called upon his sons one day and gave them two horses. The ranch was nearby Austin. He told them that the son whose horse will be slower to reach Galveston will get the title. They lingered around for many days not knowing what to do. And then one day they both came to this wise man in a nearby parish. After less than 15 minutes they both came out storming from the wise man's shack and they started racing as fast as they could toward Galveston.
What did the wise man tell them?
Hint: to get a feeling of the solution, you will have to read this riddle with the Texan drawl over and over again, Okay?