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    01-04-2012, 06:28 PM
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LOL, AC. Those homemade piggin strings also make handy gate latches in a pinch. Heck, I've even used one as a neck rope to ride with after my bridle got broke beyond repair.

Aside from the rope and the knife (and common sense, of course ), I really can't think of much else that is a sure enough necessity. There are other things that are nice to have, but none that can't be lived without.
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    01-04-2012, 06:36 PM
  #22
Yearling
Yeah I always tell myself I may have to tie one down, but never do. Usually I use the piggin strings for fixing something I broke. On the same note, I always keep leather strings on my D-rings to patch a bridle or whatever
     
    01-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Aside from the rope and the knife (and common sense, of course ), I really can't think of much else that is a sure enough necessity. There are other things that are nice to have, but none that can't be lived without.
What about a compass?
     
    01-04-2012, 06:45 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Vet wrap
Hoofpick
Knife
Rope
Waterbottle
     
    01-04-2012, 07:00 PM
  #25
Green Broke
Piggin strings are in the same category as a rope there is always one on my saddle! I have used them to tie gates shut too! And I have used them when my bungees have broke off of my tire chains. I kept on slinging them off in the mud/snow in the spring thaw...handy little things.

We make ours too. Buckaroos think they need at least 60 ft of rope....we say kick up and dally faster.
We cut ours off at about 45-50 and make them into piggin strings.

Hey AC, if you don't tie down cattle when your catching them, are you somewhere where you can get them in a pen or in the trailer or do you teach them to lead? Im curious how you do it..if you don't mind sharing.
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    01-04-2012, 07:11 PM
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What about a compass?
I suppose if I lived in an area with mountains or lots of trees, that might be a consideration, but with my location like it is, all you really need to do is ride to the top of a tall hill and you can see everything around you for 5-10 miles (depending on visibility). Pretty easy to pick out landmarks that way. Plus, we don't have a ton of wide open spaces here. Even if you do get completely lost where you are, you ride far enough in one direction, you'll find a fence and can follow it to civilization...or the gate you went through to enter the pasture you're in.
     
    01-04-2012, 07:12 PM
  #27
Yearling
What, no flask? You just might need a swig to calm your nerves ;)
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    01-04-2012, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
I suppose if I lived in an area with mountains or lots of trees, that might be a consideration, but with my location like it is, all you really need to do is ride to the top of a tall hill and you can see everything around you for 5-10 miles (depending on visibility). Pretty easy to pick out landmarks that way. Plus, we don't have a ton of wide open spaces here. Even if you do get completely lost where you are, you ride far enough in one direction, you'll find a fence and can follow it to civilization...or the gate you went through to enter the pasture you're in.

Ahh very true.. it's too flat to get lost here but when I lived in CO it was much more realistic haha
     
    01-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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Always got my folding knife.
     
    01-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
What about a compass?
Never been much for a compass either. I have been told I have decent sense of direction...for a woman..lol.

If I am in the mountains they always lead to a draw or creek which leacs to a river and a valley....well except in Alaska and one river in Nevada.....
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