Originally Posted by Foxhunter
Possibly true if you know how to rope! I am totally useless, have tried for hours just trying to rope a gatepost and me on the ground. Put me on a horse and try to rope a moving object then it would be well worth filming!
You need to have me send you one of King's great rope for beginners. Pretty much what I still use. Very soft. You don't have to fight some wiry thing with a mind of its own like the talented arena ropers use. And it's difficult to rope a gate post. Too high. Try roping a rock on the ground.
I catch horses from the ground. I throw differently than if I were going to rope a cow from horseback.
If I do have to rope on from horseback because it is in a huge pasture, I don't dally. Once roped, I keep my mount staying up with the horse I've caught and gradually ease it to a stop. Just a variation of pressure and release.