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  • Do some people consider "bronc" riding cruel?
  • Horses are treated like royalty in rodeos

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    02-23-2008, 09:10 PM
  #61
Foal
Lol this thread has gone way off bronc riding lol :P
     
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    03-03-2008, 08:33 PM
  #62
Foal
I only read a few post on the first page, but in my bronc riding experience the rodeos I rode in the horses were treated like royalty. They were trained with no pain. Only break away saddles and skilled cowboys(its pretty fun).the flank straps do cause them to buck but there also there to keep them from throwing there hips out and other injuries I know alot of rodeos use cruel methods which I do not particpate in. The ones I ride in the horses have top notch everything even the best vets flown in to be on hand.
     
    03-03-2008, 08:41 PM
  #63
Yearling
I don't know what kind of rodeos you all are going to in America but I've been to several and the bronc's are taken better care of then my horse and my horse is down right spoiled rotten. Not all broncos are treated bad. People think because they take off bucking with a cowboy on them with spurs on that the horse is being hurt. Rowels startle a horse yeah and they can hurt them if not used right. Watch the videos they ROLL them on the horse. There are more people out there that ride horses for fun and do more damage to their horse with spurs and a whip than a bronc rider would ever do to their horse.
     
    03-04-2008, 06:14 PM
  #64
Deb
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
I don't know what kind of rodeos you all are going to in America but I've been to several and the bronc's are taken better care of then my horse and my horse is down right spoiled rotten. Not all broncos are treated bad. People think because they take off bucking with a cowboy on them with spurs on that the horse is being hurt. Rowels startle a horse yeah and they can hurt them if not used right. Watch the videos they ROLL them on the horse. There are more people out there that ride horses for fun and do more damage to their horse with spurs and a whip than a bronc rider would ever do to their horse.
If horses are treated so well at rodeos, how do you explain the ones that SHARKonline and several Cheyanne newspapers have taken that show the horses being shocked and slammed in the head? I had no idea that that was how to be kind to your horse. And while that terrified horse is trying desperately to rid itself of the parasite on it's back, bucking and twisting wildly, do you honestly think that that guy is making a point of "rolling" those rowels so as not to hurt the horse? Give me a break...
     
    03-04-2008, 06:27 PM
  #65
Deb
Foal
Just watched a video of a rodeo at the Oklahoma Prison. Got to watch a horse with TWO broken legs, walk out of the arena. They didn't even sled him out, they made him WALK.

http://uncutvideo.aol.com/videos/2a9...0c4528d5664bd4

Yeah, rodeos are great fun!
     
    03-04-2008, 07:11 PM
  #66
Yearling
Im not talking about prison rodeos. Im talking about local rodoes, champion ship rodeos. Not rodeos with trash thugs that don't give a rats tail. Im talking about the actual sport. I don't watch the trashy stuff. Give you a break, get the on the same page. You don't compete in prison rodeos to move up, or trash off the street rodeos. Im talking about the competive stuff.
     
    03-04-2008, 08:29 PM
  #67
Weanling
I'm sry but I think you guys are overreacting a little bit here. Really I understand some people can be cruel but that doesn't mean everyone that rides bronc horses and stuff are cruel and it doesn't mean that all rodeos are cruel. If everyone thought like that nobody would be able to own a horse on the possibility of cruelty because someone else was cruel to their horse to train them to ride so we are suddenly accused of being cruel to make our horse ride the same way even though we used a different method. The world doesn't work that way.

Just because somebody got their horse to do something by being cruel doesn't mean that other people did the same thing to get their horse to do the same thing. Yea there are cruel people out there but its not everybody.

Also most of those horses are bred to do that and its in their blood basically. People make alot of money off of that and I don't know if anybody noticed but I saw some chubby horses in those videos even though I don't like some of what happened to some of them I think most of those people care a BIG deal about their horses because if something was to happen to their precious horse all their money invested in that horse goes down the drain. Just to breed and good bronc costs alot of money you'd be surprised.
     
    03-04-2008, 08:43 PM
  #68
Deb
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
Im not talking about prison rodeos. Im talking about local rodoes, champion ship rodeos. Not rodeos with trash thugs that don't give a rats tail. Im talking about the actual sport. I don't watch the trashy stuff. Give you a break, get the on the same page. You don't compete in prison rodeos to move up, or trash off the street rodeos. Im talking about the competive stuff.
look up Cheyanne Frontier Days rodeo, San Diego Rodeo, Illinois State Fair rodeo, Redmond Oregon rodeo, in fact any PRCA sanctioned rodeo and you will find video of cattle, calves, horses suffering, dying and generally being abused. The fact that the above mentioned rodeo took place inside prison walls isn't the issue because that kind of accident happens in rodeos around the country. I just gotta ask you, have you looked at any of the videos or done any research into the possibility that abuse goes on, or are you just ignoring it altogether?
     
    12-30-2014, 08:11 PM
  #69
Foal
I'm in rodeo and have helped work chutes. It really depends on the Rough stock producer and rider, yes some riders can be abusive, but a lot of the riders aren't. As far as the spurs and bucking straps go... One, the horses aren't bleeding or in major pain when the rider spurs them, there skin (or hide) is very tough. Bucking straps can be too tight sometimes but the Rough Stock Producer can say something to the rider or judges to prevent it from happening again. Now there are rules in some places for the bucking straps.
     
    12-30-2014, 08:57 PM
  #70
Started
I think this makes an interesting argument. I watch and enjoy rodeo, that said I agree with the posters on both sides. I think an well organized rodeo with the animal's welfare at the front is a great entertainment option. A poorly organized rodeo allows a lot behaviors that toe the line of abuse and sometimes blow that line out of the water. That could be said for a lot of horse sports or animal activities.

I also think that with respect to team roping things can go horribly wrong. I also have had the distinct honor(? Maybe?) of trying to restrain 8 month to year old cows for medical procedures (vaccination, ear tagging and castration) and know that its a interesting combination of skiing, wrestling and lots of being slammed into things. An easy way to restrain them is hard to find. I have seen cows just throw themselves to the ground in head stocks while being vaccinated, palpated or TB tested. I think a good team roper could save hours of time, bruises and make a hard job a little easier. Which is the origins of the sport.

Rodeo is one of the few sports that actually has its roots in doing a job. No one is going to make competitive emailing a sport or the 500 meter subway car dash an event. As a result, these sports harken back to a place (it still exists its just hard to see from the freeway) where things are different. When animals and their welfare with inexplicably twined with the welfare and lives of the people who cared for them. Raising animals for a living is tough and it breeds a different regard for animals and human lives. The risk to an animal being hurt during a job exists and is weighed against the cost of not doing that job. What separates the good from the bad is how you handle things when it goes badly. If you allow the animals suffering to continue its no good; however, if you do your best to end, eliminate or reduce that suffering that's the best you can do. What separates good rodeo and good cowboys from bad is how they react when things go sideways.
     

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