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        12-06-2013, 10:23 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    I am basically going to copy and paste the same reply as I posted on the other thread that was started by the author of the article linked in the original post. (she was also the one who put together the YouTube clip)

    I will admit to be 'on the hook' about the subject as it something that hits very close to home. I deal with livestock everyday, it is my job, it is how we make a living. Livestock well being dictates my life and my well being.
    We use horses to take care of cattle. They are a valuable tool to get a job done. With that said, you said in the above quote(a quote by UtahEquine from the other thread) - horses that are used as roping stock are difficult to make into riding horses. This is very untrue. Think about it, why are horses roped? They are roped so they can be castrated, vaccinated, branded and halter broke. After that they are started to become ranch horses. All of our current horses have been roped and handled in the same manner. All these horses are ranging from 2-15 years old, healthy, strong and willing.
    We rope our horses to catch them in the morning to go to work, not front footed, but roped around the neck. They have learned to give to it exactly like you teach a horse to give to the halter. Yet if it is so traumatizing I wouldn't be able to walk up to pet them in a several hundred acre pasture.

    All I ask is not to judge a lifestyle or sport on a 4 minute YouTube clip.



    That is the wrong way to rope a horse, that is a sure fire way to hurt one. That is why a horse is roped around the neck then front footed, it is the safest way to rope a horse.
    I am no judging a lifestyle. I completely understand the reasons for roping horses on the ranch. I think I stated that before. I also don't have a problem with roping a horse during training.

    I am against using this young horses for entertainment and roping them time after time.

    This isn't a rancher roping a horse to vaccinate it or castrate it. This is a group of people getting together an roping these horses up to 8 times each.

    I don't know maybe I am wrong. Seems like this really doesn't bother anyone and that's okay. I'll admit I everyone one is in titled to their opinions. This is the reason why I usually don't post stuff like this. Every person has their own definition of cruelty.
         
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        12-06-2013, 11:34 PM
      #12
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by BellaMFT    
    I am no judging a lifestyle. I completely understand the reasons for roping horses on the ranch. I think I stated that before. I also don't have a problem with roping a horse during training.

    I am against using this young horses for entertainment and roping them time after time.

    This isn't a rancher roping a horse to vaccinate it or castrate it. This is a group of people getting together an roping these horses up to 8 times each.

    I don't know maybe I am wrong. Seems like this really doesn't bother anyone and that's okay. I'll admit I everyone one is in titled to their opinions. This is the reason why I usually don't post stuff like this. Every person has their own definition of cruelty.
    BellaMFT, the post wasn't directed to you I was just copying and pasting rather than rewriting. You have been clear on your opinions and respectful, honestly I wasn't singling you out or trying to attack you.

    I didn't go to this event as we couldn't make it given our schedule but know quite a few folks that were there and roped. They are cowboys/ranchers like us and excellent ropers. I don't know all the people that attended and there might have been some team ropers who wanted to rope a horse, I don't know. The video posted showed some crappy runs and some poor roping (as stated by an interviewee in the article linked, not just my personal opinion) so I would assume that may have been the case for some of the teams that participated. That is why I ask for it not to be judged on a couple of runs. A lot like posting a picture of a Dressage horse in rollkur and saying that all Dressage is bad.
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        12-17-2013, 03:44 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    This so called sport is disgusting. Cattle roping is done on the horns , and there is guard usually on the steers head. Calf roping was done to vaccinate,brand and castrate .There are accidents where it does kill a calf.
    The mexican horse tripping is a sadistic sport, just as bad as cock fighting, bull fighting ,and dog fighting. I don't care if its part of a culture or not, its cruel.
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        12-18-2013, 09:44 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Torturing animals for entertainment.

    Cute.

    I find roping of any type entertaining. On a working ranch, it's got a purpose and a place.
    I see no reason to do it for sport and find nothing about it entertaining. Watching young animals get roped, strangled and/or tied down is not entertaining. I don't really understand how anyone can find it such.
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        12-18-2013, 09:53 PM
      #15
    Started
    In my opinion they shouldn't do horse roping.
    One, cattle are mroe durable for being roped and for this kind of 'fun.'
    Two, what happens to them afterwards when they are done being used? My guess is that they are too frightened and possibly abused to be ridden or used, so wouldn't they just be sent off to a killer buyer?
    Three, I just don't think it is right to do horse roping, IMO.
         
        12-19-2013, 12:36 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Here is the link to the other thread if your interested Controversial horse roping event
         

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