Originally Posted by HanginH
Does your hsband braid/twist his own retas? I have a steer hide in the wifes freezer right now that I have been waiting to make into rawhide and my plan was to braid one but at this rate it might never happen! I have never roped with one but would love to try it just to say I have and they are supposed to have lots of life in them.
Could have used one on sunday when we treated 10 heifers with bad eyes out at my uncles place.
No he doesn't. He doesn't have a whole lot of interest in braiding. Every once in a while he will put some knots on things but that's it.
He has a buddy up in OR that is pretty handy braider. That's is who he gets his from. He does a nice job.
I have just roped a dummy with one and yes they have a lot of life. You don't have to swing hard and fast,
They float. Everyone seems to really like them for roping and branding in the pens.
I suppose if you ever get some strings cut and braid your own you wont cry too long if you accidently strand one! LOL I am scared to strand one in an inconvenient spot and it not be fixable....there is a few hundred bucks down the drain..and an ass chewin'! LOL
If you make one up you will have to post some pics :) Posted via Mobile Device