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post #11 of 26 Old 06-03-2013, 08:45 PM
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thank-you! And will a grocery store bag work or should I use a rope bag?
I've never had a rope bag, nor has anyone I know. Our ropes are fine, but I see nothing wrong with them, either.
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I will only use a good rope for team roping.
I do keep my old heading ropes around for things like roping mulies, training steers, brandings and pasturr roping at home.
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I've never had a rope bag, nor has anyone I know. Our ropes are fine, but I see nothing wrong with them, either.
Good! I don't have a rope bag either and was thinkin about what purse to sacrifice!
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I will only use a good rope for team roping.
I do keep my old heading ropes around for things like roping mulies, training steers, brandings and pasturr roping at home.

Im going to have to come off 40 bucks for a good head rope, lol.

Cool- I eventually wanna start team ropin.. can I do that on a gaited horse?
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Cool- I eventually wanna start team ropin.. can I do that on a gaited horse?
There are ranchers in MT in a certain area where Tennessee Walkers are popular. One guy started riding and raising them years ago and sold some to neighbors. I don't know how purebred they've tried to keep them. They do whatever needs doing.

A neighbor at home will only ride Missouri Fox Trotters. Is quite opinionated about it and tells us we're all nuts for riding QHs and TBs. They don't doctor alone, always at least two people/horses (to doctor mature stock), but they, too, get things done just fine. And feels great at the end of the day.

I tell her I never hurt and she insists I do! Lol

I imagine you can use anything at open ropings. You'd be able to here, anyway.
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Like others have said, when I get one with a funky kink in it, I'll usually just hang it on my saddle as a "spare" for when I need to rope and drag something really heavy or drag something into a trailer (that plays hell on a good rope).

Sometimes the stretching unkinks it and sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, I'll normally take one strand out of it (I usually buy 4-strands), cut it down to 6-8 foot pieces, and use them as piggin strings for tying down cattle, leading dogs, and anything else I might ever need a spare length of rope for.

As for used ropes...I generally don't buy them. If I do, I don't use them for roping. I normally strip them down for spare piggin strings or lead ropes or something.
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I see used ropes for sale at various places, for cheap $10. Those would be ok to practice on though? Like rope the dog, the old man, the cat?
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So long as you swing them around and they seem to hold their shape and don't kink or twist, then they're fine for practice. Most of the used ropes I've seen either had some wear on them in a few spots that made them weaker or were "broken down". They swing fine, but not something I'd want to use on a 800 pound yearling.

Had one or two broken ropes wad up just above a kidney. Yeah...not fun LOL.

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There are ranchers in MT in a certain area where Tennessee Walkers are popular. One guy started riding and raising them years ago and sold some to neighbors. I don't know how purebred they've tried to keep them. They do whatever needs doing.

A neighbor at home will only ride Missouri Fox Trotters. Is quite opinionated about it and tells us we're all nuts for riding QHs and TBs. They don't doctor alone, always at least two people/horses (to doctor mature stock), but they, too, get things done just fine. And feels great at the end of the day.

I tell her I never hurt and she insists I do! Lol

I imagine you can use anything at open ropings. You'd be able to here, anyway.

That's way cool!
Lol I bet! I know theyve got a lotta stamina so I was thinkin theyd be good at it.

nah if you're raised on quarter horses ya don't even know the difference anyway!

Was just wonderin since I've not seen it yet- my gaited horse is 'fine boned' she's built more arab-ish.. not sure if she could stop a calf quickly enough- might just drag her around the arena instead, lol. shed look good running out of the chute though, lol.
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Like others have said, when I get one with a funky kink in it, I'll usually just hang it on my saddle as a "spare" for when I need to rope and drag something really heavy or drag something into a trailer (that plays hell on a good rope).

Sometimes the stretching unkinks it and sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, I'll normally take one strand out of it (I usually buy 4-strands), cut it down to 6-8 foot pieces, and use them as piggin strings for tying down cattle, leading dogs, and anything else I might ever need a spare length of rope for.

As for used ropes...I generally don't buy them. If I do, I don't use them for roping. I normally strip them down for spare piggin strings or lead ropes or something.
this used one I got is a 4 strand- I can make piggin strings and hog tie the dogs.. Theyre never going to come near me again!

That's such a clever way to recycle a rope though! I do like makin stuff.
Do you just cut one strand out? Does it just come undone or will it ruin the whole rope?
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