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    11-13-2011, 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Something happened today that reminded me of this thread. My mother-in-law is a barrel racer. Now I'm not putting down rodeos or team ropers, I did alot of rodeoing too. But she said something I had to laugh at. She had just bought a new horse and she was braggin' on him. She told me he was a roping horse. Then she added: "I'm not talking about that pasture roping stuff, this boy's a REAL ROPE HORSE. He had 30 days of team roping training!!!" Me and my wife LOL'd in her face
That's kinda funny...but kinda sad..LOL!
We had an all girl ranch rodeo last spring, our team never ridden together, let alone practiced together. But one of the girls on the team is a hard core team roper. I am by no means bashing team ropers, this girl can team rope(she has the buckles, money and trailers to prove it! More than I could ever think about winning!) However if they ain't running straight down the arena and they aren't on the left side of that steer,they have a hard time figuring out how to rope them. Where as I like one coming from the left to the right perpendicular to me to for the best chance of necking one.( choking one a little has it advantages) So trying to help set up a shot for her was hard for me(thinking I was setting up a good shot-not so much) and she had no idea how to set up my shot where I could catch best.

Either way we ended up 2nd overall in the rodeo, but it really pounded home the difference in roping styles! Roping is not just roping. And team roping wasn't the birth of all roping.
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    11-13-2011, 11:56 PM
Haha COWCHICK, we poke fun at our team roping friends. We've arena-roped to teach our horses to track. And we've used local team ropers for help catching wild cattle. But I figgered out I'm better off with dogs and a good solid horse that'll pull. I keep feeling like I'm betraying my friends when I say things like that. But it is what it is....They don't want me catchin feet for them in the arena cause I'm too slow, and I don't want them ridin in front of my dogs when they're tracking a cow through the woods.

I love these roping threads!!!
    11-14-2011, 12:33 AM
LOL! No doubt, I swear I can do more with a dog than a crew. You boys like a different kind of dog than I am used to. But just like roping you adapt to your surroundings. In the thick and the bottoms like down here (we are spending the winter in east Texas) you need a bunch of catch dogs. Where we are from a long legged BC type that you can control with just a whistle in wide open country suits us better.

I have been to brandings where a bunch of team ropers show up and it seems like they usually run calves around like in a rodeo and before its all done they have themselves and someone else in a wreck. It's not because they don't know how to rope, it's just in team roping your focusing on one steer in a pen and they are trying to rope him the fastest way. That is a hard mind set to come out of. In a branding you always have to pay attention to what is going on, other ropers, who's turn it is, how many are on the ground, who's riding a colt etc. You can't have tunnel vision.

And like you said- I wouldn't fit their situation...too slow. And when I'm necking, I am catching heads not horns because we might have to choke 'em down
    11-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Truer words have never been spoken COWCHICK

I love yer avatar. Looks like a Will James drawing
    11-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Truer words have never been spoken COWCHICK

I love yer avatar. Looks like a Will James drawing

Your right, it is a Will James drawing. I always loved his art work, they are "action packed" LOL
    11-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
Your right, it is a Will James drawing. I always loved his art work, they are "action packed" LOL
You can tell old Will lived the life from his drawings. They show it just like it happens.
    11-14-2011, 11:21 PM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
You can tell old Will lived the life from his drawings. They show it just like it happens.

I agree! Some of his stories are a little far fetched....but I still loved his artwork. Him and Russel both had interesting art that just makes you stare at it!

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