Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
I know that with different territory comes different methods. So I am curious how you guys, mainly Amazing C, how do you guys down here catch cattle?
You guys have different rigs and different dogs, and I am sure different methods...would you mind sharing?
In a different thread you said you don't really use your piggin' strings....so please Yoda teach me the ways of the wild southern cow catcher....
Hahaha I love that CowChick!
Well, you won't learn much about cows from me, it's my weak point. I'm more a "horseboy" than a "cowboy". But I can show you the traditional Missouri Hillbilly ways of wild cow catching.
First I'll say if there's people reading this that don't understand, don't make yourself look stupid by posting the "Mean ole cowboys, abusing those poor cows" nonsense. Farmers call when there's no other option but a rifle. They've used a feed bucket, chased them with 4 wheelers, trucks, tranquilizer guns, etc. They don't want to go to bed that night wondering if a family is going to hit their 2000 pound bull on the highway.
Sorry Cowchick but I had to kinda make a disclaimer......Anyhow, I use a regular ranch/roping saddle, 7/8 riggin, modified association tree, rubber wrapped horn. Rubber partly cause I pickup at rodeos sometimes and have to dally saddle broncs. Breastcollar and back cinch also for me.
40' braided nylon because I like the heavy rope to throw in the wind, it doesn't get blown around. Also the braided rope is slower feeding so the loop stays open good. My rope used to be 50' but I had a few kinks and had to trim it over the years. I've had it 13 years and it's still good. I mean I use it too. I used it during the week shoeing, rodeoing on the weekends, everything. They're really strong too. I've broke twisted nylons.
My horses don't need to be any super cow horses, just pull good and go wherever I need to go. I have no use for one that won't pull. They should pull a cow in the trailer or break my saddle trying. I've broke 2 saddle trees. As far as going anywhere, they should go through a pond, river, thicket, through a herd of bigfoots, whatever. We usually don't get in a hurry, but they have to go anywhere