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post #1 of 40 Old 11-17-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Smile To get the rodeo's straight

I have been to many many rodeos and there is NO abuse to any animals and animals rarely ever die. People need to stop saying that rodeos are cruel but they aren't people also need to stop saying that the animals have bad lives well they dont those broncs at the farm i go to and ride at each have their own stall and all get attention from a 6 yr old child they are just like big puppies that no one wants, and for the bulls they make look mean when in the arena but they get the best care ever you can go back into the pen with them and jump on them and they will just stand there(ive tried it not the smartest thing but i had people with me) so get your facts start before you start discing the sport.

Whoever agrees with me please post here what you think is wrong about the way some people talk about the rodeos, or even if you think im wrong go ahead and post what you think.
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post #2 of 40 Old 11-17-2009, 06:07 PM
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your right, most of the broncs are just unwanted horses, if it wasn't for rodeo's id say these guys would have met the doggers.

they dont work often and when not at rodeos are pretty much just spelling,

the life or the life??
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post #3 of 40 Old 11-17-2009, 07:30 PM
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I've ridden in rodeos since I was 9 years old, I've been barrel racing for 11 years now, and ridden in hundreds of rodeos. Not all rodeos are bad. There is one particular rodeo company, which I will not mention by name, that has cowboys who smack the broncs and bulls in the head while in the chutes to anger the animal. That throughly ticked me off, and I happened to know one of those men.

People disregard the sport of rodeo because to them, its not a sport, its just entertainment. Which for the most part it is, but for most of us riders, we get large payoffs for winning or even placing. People will continue to hate our sport no matter how much we try to convince them otherwise. I'm looked down upon because I even partake in these activities, but if you ask me other horse sports are dangerous if not worse than rodeo. I've watched plently of horses die, or break a leg jumping and running cross country, as well as various racehorses.......if anything people need to hate horse racing. Its one of the worst sports out there, people breed these animals just to practicaly race them to death. They only want MONEY, and if the horse doesn't place or doesn't have the heart to race they "throw" them away.
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post #4 of 40 Old 11-17-2009, 08:12 PM
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I have been to many many rodeos and there is NO abuse to any animals and animals rarely ever die. People need to stop saying that rodeos are cruel but they aren't people also need to stop saying that the animals have bad lives well they dont
You simply cannot make blanket statements like this. Have to been to every single rodeo held in every single city/state? I personally agree that MOST rodeo's, at least in Australia, are not as big a problem as peple think. Animals are treated well and with respect. However, I know that abuse DOES happen, it happens in every discipline.

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post #5 of 40 Old 11-18-2009, 09:25 AM
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I've never seen abuse at a rodeo, not saying it doesn't happen tho.

We could start an equal thread about shows - on how feet get jacked around with insane angles to make a horse move 'better'.

It can happen anywhere

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post #6 of 40 Old 11-18-2009, 03:39 PM
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I agree that that is not what rodeos are about, its quite likely that SOMEWHERE in the world there is some sort of abuse to animals and though it is not often, some animals do die in the events. It seems to me that broncs and bulls are in the most danger because all the reported deaths I've heard of were from a bull or bronc horse falling down and hurting itself.
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post #7 of 40 Old 11-18-2009, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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i go to the most popular rodeos u can find in my circit and there is no abuse. If you were gonna ask i no their popular because of the numbers of people in my classes at one show i had 558 people in barrels and around 600 in my roping classes(breakaway, team roping, and some other roping)
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Rodeo is like any other horse sport. Some people are in it for the money, some are not, some don't care about the horses as long as they can run, some care about more. I have never been in a rodeo, but love watching them. At my local rodeos, people are respectful, but yes some do take things way out of hand. I like showing horses, I haven't had the chance much, but hopefully soon I will.

Just like you criticze horse racing, yes, a lot of people are in it for the money, but there are some who are not. But people barrel race 2 yr olds, like they race 2 yr olds, and the same odds are still there of putting to much strain on the horse.

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post #9 of 40 Old 11-18-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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i barrel race a 2 yr old for my friend and everyone says its just luck but i think the horse is a dream and the horse does just fine without strain she has a traveling vet with her all the time and the vet check Iceis before and after each run but i have never critized racing cause i never have a chance to watch it!
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post #10 of 40 Old 11-18-2009, 06:30 PM
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ok running a 2 y/o is abuse. just cause there fine now doesnt mean there going to br that way all there life. your risking the helth of he 2 they are still growing. thats like asking a preschooler to be a body builder!
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