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post #21 of 59 Old 11-15-2009, 09:26 PM
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We really don't know why the pick up man roped the bull. They travel to rodeos with the same stock week after week so they get to know the animals realy well. The bull may have had a reputation for being hard to get in the pen or he may like to jump fences. We also don't know what lenghts they went to behind the chutes to save the horses life.


As a longtime working cowboy I am not ashamed to say that I will not put my life on the line to save my horse. I have a family to provide for and that horse is not more important to me than my life.


If any of you believe anything put out by SHARK and the like you are too stupid for your own good. The narrator makes the comment that the bullfighter hits the horse in the face with his hat but anyone can see that the horse jerked his head up and the hat was aimed at the bull. They use human emotion to try to further thier agenda. If you have a brain you should know this is pure propaganda.

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post #22 of 59 Old 11-15-2009, 09:28 PM
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im just glad the rider didnt killed !

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post #23 of 59 Old 11-15-2009, 09:41 PM
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Kevin you are like my hero ! Lol
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post #24 of 59 Old 11-16-2009, 01:11 PM
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Well said, Kevin!

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post #25 of 59 Old 11-16-2009, 01:54 PM
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Couldn't agree more, Kevin. I am not calling anyone here stupid but many are inexperienced with working with cattle. I am. Bulls are unpredictable and sometimes vicious animals. Even though he did rope the bull, the rope never came tight. The bull turned on his own and charged. Bulls will do that. You also have to take into consideration the breed of the bull. He looks like a Spanish fighting bull and if that is the case, they naturally are more vicious than other breeds, they will charge for no reason. I do love my horses and would do anything for them; however, they are not more important than my life. There is so much incorrect factual information in that video that I don't believe the horse did die. I refuse to believe that, based just on these peoples word. They were wrong about too much other stuff in that video. They even said that they didn't see the horse again and didn't hear anything about him. They automatically jumped to the assumption that the horse was dead. Maybe the horse was taken to the vet, or after the on-site vet checked him out, the cowboy just didn't want to ride him again that night and put him in the trailer. This video is pure propaganda. They used a simple accident to try to rile everybody up about how awful rodeo is. I have seen accidents worse than that during simple everyday ranch work.

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post #26 of 59 Old 11-16-2009, 09:03 PM
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that's sick. I don't care what was going through his mind, its his fault he did that, and he needs to stand by his dicision. Some of these "cowboys" think they are so cool and tuff, but once they get in some situations they just freak like little girls. And then it took him forever to go back to his poor horse. Some of the rodeo people are just better horsemen than others..
Rodeo is fun, but some things are taken way to far. This is one reason I hate bucking bulls with horns..just flat dangerous.

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post #27 of 59 Old 11-16-2009, 09:17 PM
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That video made me sick, but its not like we all don't know that most, if not all rodeos are abusive.
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post #28 of 59 Old 11-16-2009, 09:18 PM
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^ I agree they should be de-horned.... but that's inhumane, too... there really is no answer. Bottom line, in order for any animal to be in captivity, we're going to treat it a little harder than they would be treated in the "wild"... all each of us can do as good animal people is educate ourselves on how to be the best owners/caretakers of every animal we encounter. But, we cannot be absolutely "humane" to every animal in every way, it's impossible, in domesticated situations that is.

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If all the bulls were de-horned, and there was some incident where they needed to be roped (i/e, the cowboy was down and seriously injured in the middle of the arena and the bull kept coming back) it is much more humane to rope him around the horns. If he has no horns, the only other option is to rope him around the neck and choke him while being drug out the gate. A horse can be just as easily killed by a muley (hornless) bull as they can by a horned bull.

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Thats sick. I don't care what was going through his mind, its his fault he did that, and he needs to stand by his dicision. Some of these "cowboys" think they are so cool and tuff, but once they get in some situations they just freak like little girls. And then it took him forever to go back to his poor horse. Some of the rodeo people are just better horsemen than others..
Rodeo is fun, but some things are taken way to far. This is one reason I hate bucking bulls with horns..just flat dangerous.
I hope you remember that the next time you change lanes without a signal with your friends in the car and cause an enormous accident that could have been prevented. You people are SO quick to judge when you know absolutely nothing about the situation. You feed off this propaganda and make ridiculous judgements against total strangers. Are you perfect? An animal has NEVER been hurt while in your care because of a mistake you've made? Nothing bad has ever happened because of a mistake you made?

There is absolutely NOTHING he could have done except make the situation worse. You want to preach about staying with his horse, why don't you think about the innocent clowns who are only there to protect lives? The last thing they need is a cowboy messing around, trying to be a hero and getting in their way. What would your judgement be if he'd stayed and a clown got gored to death because he tripped over a buffoon who didn't know his place?

Videos like this do nothing except teach the importance of how stupid standing on a bench of judgement can make you look. You were not there - you do not know what you would have done. You can swear up and down anything you want, unless you're in the situation you do NOT know how you will react with exactly half a second to make a decision.

I sincerely hope for your sake, you don't actually participate in horseback riding whatsoever. Because someone will be there to judge you when you screw up and your horse gets hurt. Eventing kills horses and riders every single year - why does nobody scream abuse over that?

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