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    06-23-2011, 07:16 PM
Green Broke
I meant the off topic thing JDI.
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    06-23-2011, 08:51 PM
I know ;) just thought I'd affirm my position and reason for posing to SA. BBs have a tendency to drift on and off topic.
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    06-24-2011, 12:34 AM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Meh personally I'm glad to clear up any misconceptions when they're presented so that the misinformation isn't spread further.
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agreed, and I thank you for correcting me. It was something I was told, and I had seen at one time, and thought it was used more widely. Thankfully those people were just idiots :)
    06-25-2011, 09:03 PM
Green Broke
Gawd -not the idiots -screams like little girl
    06-25-2011, 09:25 PM
I agree with Velvet and Isuel. Rodeo is what people like me do, its in our blood! If you are concerned about the animals being abused please understand there is no need to be. We take pride in the care that goes in to each and every animal and there is no way we would let anything happen to any of these beautiful animals.
    06-26-2011, 03:21 AM
Thanks guys!
    06-26-2011, 03:34 PM
In my experience watching majority of the teens in junior rodeo around her use shank bits with chains and are constitantly balance and bracing back on the bit, while kicking and whipping their horse.
That is why I think it is abuse
But I know good riders out there
So I don't think the is it the Rodeo that is the abuse
Just how some people ride their poor horses
    06-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Green Broke

This. It kind of makes me roll my eyes sometimes when people are so convinced it's the bronc and bull riding events that are so abusive, and yet half the people barrel racing or riding horses in events need to be shot for their atrocious horsemanship skills and complete lack of anything even remotely resembling feel or compassion for the animal being ridden.

Abuse happens in all events, it really is something that is almost exclusively localized with individual PEOPLE then it is a definitive sport being abusive.
    06-27-2011, 02:00 PM
I grew up in the ranching community and still care for cattle every day. I did the rodeo thing for over 20 years as did my brothers. The rough stock animals are treated extremely well, they have to be, they are the livelihood for the stock contractors. In any sanctioned event the care and treatment of the animals is of utmost concern.
Yes in barrel racing, and also in the Team Penning and Sorting that I compete in now you do see atrocious riding and lack of care for the horses. But in the long run most of these riders don't last...they can't unless they have the money to keep replacing horses when the ones they ride break down or just quit working. But you see this in many different disciplines. Many of these people don't care to change nor are they interested in any advice.
In the roping events, it really does have its roots in ranching. We do have to rope cattle to treat them, it is a fact of life. But we do it with the best interests of our animals in mind, these animals are our paycheck. Without them we don't survive. We do what we have to do to care for them as efficiently and with as little stress as possible.

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