Lauren, I love the pictures!! That just looks like too darn much fun
. Keep the pix and information coming, I'm always interested in learning how other folks handle their cattle.
Phelan, like others said, a mean natured cow/bull is one of the most dangerous creatures a person on a ranch could ever handle. They are big and strong and very seldom have any problem at all with straight up running your horse over which could easily cripple/kill a good horse. And, the longer they are left, the worse they get. Cattle like that pose an even bigger threat to the humans that end up working around them afoot trying to sort them or load them into trailers. I've had horses get knocked down by cattle and I know a horse can take a hit from a 1000 pound cow a lot better than my frail little body can.
There is just no safe way to handle cattle like that so the only option is to destroy them before either horse or human gets hurt bad.