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    02-14-2008, 10:00 PM
  #21
Yearling
Yep :(
     
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    02-15-2008, 12:34 AM
  #22
Yearling
I have not yet watched the videos, but I have to say that I never really thought of bronc riding as a big deal. It might be because I grew up around rodeos? The broncs and bulls at our rodeos were really pretty well cared for (possibly a little too long of feet). They were also pretty nice animals when they were out of the chutes.

The bucking straps are fleece lined, and not even put on really tight. They are meant to tickle/annoy rather than hurt.

The spurs used for scoring are fairly blunt rather than sharp, and are not jabbed in, but rolled down the shoulder.

I don't remember the use of shocking devices at our rodeos.

Good bucking horses and bulls are actually very valuable, and can go for some pretty high prices.

Around the rodeos, I actually had the hardest time watching the team roping and calf roping. They did look like they were getting ripped apart and dragged by the head.

The videos shown may be more extreme examples, but what horseluver described, I did not see growing up.
     
    02-15-2008, 04:26 AM
  #23
Foal
Re: Bronc Riding

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Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
What do you guys think about the cruelty of bronc riding? I think it's terrible. The riders spur them, the buck straps rub the skin off there flanks. It's rediculus. Those horses can be ridden it's just that stupid buck strap.

Heres a good video on it:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vIZJHZ9tEo0
(it's about all rodeo but I don't think roping is that bad, just bronc riding)

And this one on shocking:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3h9T6cdT034

Hey guy most of the animal r treated better then humans, they only use a bronc in most cases 4 3 rides a comp and most of the time they are not in all comp they have 3-6 months apart
     
    02-15-2008, 07:12 PM
  #24
Foal
Hey I watched the 2nd video today and although I support rodeos I don't support using a shock device.
As 4 the horse they showedthat got injured if you actually do look in the float there is equipment and stuff in it you just need 2 really look and most of it would be hehind the desk that was in the float. And what they didn't show was the same injured horse the very next night when they brang it out 2 show it was ok anf yes it was the same horse. I hate when they don't show all the facts
     
    02-16-2008, 12:02 AM
  #25
Weanling
I hate bronc riding, and I think it's abuse - NO MATTER if the horse is in perfect condition. Do you think they like to be spurred when doing something they're only being told to do? Do you think the mares with young foals like to be in tiny, little slots? Do you think they like to have bloody mouths?
No? That's what I thought.
I also would like to question the riders. Why in the world would they like to be bucked off of horses for no reason. A lot of the horses look in pain.
Everyone who thinks of Bronc Riding being fun to watch, please read When The Legends Die. It's very gory though, it's about a horse killer that rides broncs to the death.
When I say all this I MEAN it.
     
    02-16-2008, 02:12 PM
  #26
Foal
Wow I had no ea they did that to the horses! That's just horrible!!
Paintlover said that it just annoys or bugs them but like annoying a horse is still not a good thing to do and in the first video it showed a big gash in its flank from the flank strap 2 so I guess not all of them are made to annoy
     
    02-16-2008, 08:38 PM
  #27
Weanling
I agree with you PaintLover. Many bucking horses are extremely well cared for, and the bucking straps are fleece lined and all. Plus they don't wear bits, they have very broad nosebands.

BUT, I don't really agree with it.


I would also like to state, as I've stated before, that abuse is EVERYWHERE!! Even in those pretty dressage arenas and those jumping arenas.


Story Time!


My old friend Bob once new a horse that was out of Hancock...the year was like 1960something. ANYWAY! He was the prettiest bucking horse you would have ever seen. Beautiful to watch, very showy. He knew his job. When the chute opened, he bucked, but not in fear, he did it because he knew that it was his job. And he didn't try to kill the rider, he just gave them a good show. Anyone who rode him in a rodeo won, just because of how well he did his job. Now this same Hancock horse was used in parades all around the midwest. Children could hang all over him and he was the most gentle horse with the most perfect ground manners ever.

Needless to say, he was worth a ton of money, was NEVER abused, knew his job and LOVED it.

There are stories like this everywhere, and there are horribly abused horses everywhere too. It's too hard to pick and choose your horses when the demand to see them is high.

I think that if we want to gripe about something, we should gripe about the wild mare race in rodeos...I hate that with a firey passion...and the horse racing industry too..

Sorry to rant and rave, but that's my 2 cents....and don't buy into everything SHARK tells you. IMO, Peta can go to you know where.
     
    02-16-2008, 09:19 PM
  #28
Green Broke
Its really sad to know that people in high places can get away with almost anything. The end shouldn't justify the means. People should learn how to do things w/o bein mean. Not just in the bronc riding, but anything with animals. Somethings are just cruel but people only think of themselves and what they want at the animals expense.

Someone said earlier that bronc riders enjoy hurting the horses. I think that's true. I read the book "When the Legends Die" which was about bronc riding and a guy named Killer Tom Black who killed horses in the bronc riding. He enjoyed hurting the horses and riding them as hard as he could. It really kinda makes you wonder what's going through the minds of bronc riders.
     
    02-16-2008, 10:25 PM
  #29
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheval
I hate bronc riding, and I think it's abuse - NO MATTER if the horse is in perfect condition. Do you think they like to be spurred when doing something they're only being told to do? Do you think the mares with young foals like to be in tiny, little slots? Do you think they like to have bloody mouths?
No? That's what I thought.
I also would like to question the riders. Why in the world would they like to be bucked off of horses for no reason. A lot of the horses look in pain.
Everyone who thinks of Bronc Riding being fun to watch, please read When The Legends Die. It's very gory though, it's about a horse killer that rides broncs to the death.
When I say all this I MEAN it.
I agree 100%!


Quote:
Originally Posted by alucard
I agree with you PaintLover. Many bucking horses are extremely well cared for, and the bucking straps are fleece lined and all. Plus they don't wear bits, they have very broad nosebands.

BUT, I don't really agree with it.


I would also like to state, as I've stated before, that abuse is EVERYWHERE!! Even in those pretty dressage arenas and those jumping arenas.


Story Time!


My old friend Bob once new a horse that was out of Hancock...the year was like 1960something. ANYWAY! He was the prettiest bucking horse you would have ever seen. Beautiful to watch, very showy. He knew his job. When the chute opened, he bucked, but not in fear, he did it because he knew that it was his job. And he didn't try to kill the rider, he just gave them a good show. Anyone who rode him in a rodeo won, just because of how well he did his job. Now this same Hancock horse was used in parades all around the midwest. Children could hang all over him and he was the most gentle horse with the most perfect ground manners ever.

Needless to say, he was worth a ton of money, was NEVER abused, knew his job and LOVED it.

There are stories like this everywhere, and there are horribly abused horses everywhere too. It's too hard to pick and choose your horses when the demand to see them is high.

I think that if we want to gripe about something, we should gripe about the wild mare race in rodeos...I hate that with a firey passion...and the horse racing industry too..

Sorry to rant and rave, but that's my 2 cents....and don't buy into everything SHARK tells you. IMO, Peta can go to you know where.
#1) What abuse do they have in dressage and jumping? I'm not trying to sound snobby or anything but I would like to know.

#2) Yeah I agree the wild horse race is TERRIBLE! They can't even do the right things to be able to get on the horse.
     
    02-16-2008, 10:47 PM
  #30
Showing
Quote:
#1) What abuse do they have in dressage and jumping? I'm not trying to sound snobby or anything but I would like to know.
Just check out the Rollkur. It's not usually used properly, so I find it unkind.
     

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