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    07-20-2010, 05:28 PM
  #51
Foal
I'm still learning how to post here. I included your response as a mistake. But I think I'm learning. Hopefully I'll be able to find someone on this site who is involved in Junior or Pee Wee rodeos near central Oklahoma.
     
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    07-20-2010, 05:58 PM
  #52
Banned
I'm a cowgirl to the core!!!
     
    07-20-2010, 09:54 PM
  #53
dee
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Originally Posted by mrsholsonbake    
I'm still learning how to post here. I included your response as a mistake. But I think I'm learning. Hopefully I'll be able to find someone on this site who is involved in Junior or Pee Wee rodeos near central Oklahoma.
I'm not personally involved in Junior or Pee Wee rodeo, but I'm in the right location (It doesn't get much more central Oklahoma than where I am!). Can I help you? I know some of the local clubs around here that have youth events (my grandkids tried mutton bustin' last year)
     
    07-21-2010, 11:26 AM
  #54
Foal
We live south of Norman. My little boy is only 5, but I'd like to start getting acquainted with other parents. I'm not even sure if he will want to rope (we certainly won't force him.) Our daughter would rather show pigs, so we haven't become involved with any organization yet.
My sister's grandkids are involved with Rodeo Associations in Texas, but we definitely don't want to move there.
     
    07-21-2010, 02:10 PM
  #55
dee
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Originally Posted by mrsholsonbake    
We live south of Norman. My little boy is only 5, but I'd like to start getting acquainted with other parents. I'm not even sure if he will want to rope (we certainly won't force him.) Our daughter would rather show pigs, so we haven't become involved with any organization yet.
My sister's grandkids are involved with Rodeo Associations in Texas, but we definitely don't want to move there.
See if there is a local round-up club (or whatever they call themselves now) in your area. We were members of one when our kids were little. Meeker and Prague each have their own clubs, and there are rodeos in both towns with some events for the little ones.

There is a family here in Oklahoma that posts (or posted) videos of their grandkids in peewee rodeos - it was really cute. She went by the handle "ponytailaqha." I don't know if there is any contact information for them, but there should be since a lot of their videos include horses they have for sale (drool).
     
    07-21-2010, 02:39 PM
  #56
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Originally Posted by King    
Yes, I'm referring purely to the 'broncing'.
If you read my post, I have spoken about me not knowing the full picture, and about my honest curiosity.
Know I have learnt that the Rodeo comprises of different things. I did not know that barrel racing etc. was included in the 'rodeo'. I thought Rodeo purely meant where they strap the horses up, plonk the rider on and see how long he can stay on.
A lot of the videos I've watched belong to sharkonline. I'd like it if some of you could watch them and tell me if these are different events.

Technically rodeo is just bronc riding and roping, but around here rodeos also include events like speed events, WP, and stuff like that.

Any animal cruelty website is nothing but biased videos. They find these backyard rodeos where all kinds of abuse happens and they try to pull them off as a normal pro rodeo kind of thing, when in fact, it is not. Sure, there's abuse in any horse sport, but I guarantee you that the majority of the broncs are very well taken care of.

Matter of fact, I have a good friend whose father raises and trains them, and the first time I went to their farm I had NO idea that any of their horses were broncs. They were all so calm, easy to catch, and wanting attention and to be petted. They all had freshly trimmed fit and plenty of room to run and play and just be horses. Is it like that everywhere? Certainly not. But, like I said, most of them are not abused.

And if it is the spurring and the flopping around that makes you cringe, you should check out most of the barrel racers. I am a barrel racer myself, but originally being a cutter and a reiner, I have a lot better composure and balance when it comes to barrel racing and pole bending. I swear about 2/3rds of the riders around here make it a personal goal to leave welts in their horse's side because they get to kicking all the way through the run.

I can understand why you would be against bronc riding, though. It can look pretty rough until you take the time to actually understand what they are doing and what all of the equipment is for and stuff.



Wow. I rambled on there didn't I? Lol.
     
    07-21-2010, 03:23 PM
  #57
Foal
Thanks for the information, Dee.
     
    07-21-2010, 04:19 PM
  #58
Foal
This is a very different story to what I've read and seen.
I don't want to dive into what I've researched as I don't want to offend people and hijack the thread into what it was not intended for.
     
    07-21-2010, 04:22 PM
  #59
Foal
Just realised my last post sounded rude.
It was not intended to be. I'm finding it very interesting reading all your posts :)
     
    07-21-2010, 05:55 PM
  #60
Showing
What is seen from the outside is often very different from what can be witnessed behind the scenes. I have been fortunate enough to have been around cowboys and rodeos my whole life. I have a friend that is a stock contractor and I have seen what his stock looks like and is treated like. It also helps to go to a lot of rodeos and just watch the body language of the horses. Once you kinda get past the "OMG, they are bucking so they must be terrified" feeling, most of the time it is fairly obvious that, yes they are exerting themselves but they are neither terrorized or being hurt. Of course, I cannot guarantee that it is like that everywhere because I am certain that it isn't but nearly any PRCA sanctioned rodeo has good people involved and very strict rules about the treatment of the horses and other animals.
     

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