Rodeo - Page 8
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding

Rodeo

This is a discussion on Rodeo within the Western Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-10-2009, 02:12 AM
      #71
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horseluver50    
    actually, fyi..
    I have been to a few rodeos in my lifetime.
    I hated them. They were outrageous.

    The calf-roping was my least favorite.. they throw a rope around a little calf's neck, and yank on it. The cow falls onto the ground, and lots of them break legs/necks doing it.

    Calves were running for their lives, terrified, innocent little creatures, that we torture for our own entertainment..
    The thing that stumps me.. is how in this world, are there so many people wanting to watch that!??

    The bronc riding, and bull riding, is horrible as well. They put a veryvery tight strap around the spot just where the top of the legs are, where it is their sensitive spot.

    It is so unbearable, that the horses have to buck.

    I have watched a video on youtube, where one horse wouldn't buck, they took her back in, and kicked her and punched her.. but she still wouldn't...

    Poor animals.. :( they are such friendly creatures, but people feel they have to make a disgrace out of them :(

    I hate how tons of people think bulls are vicious creatures, who will attack you.

    But, they are the kindest creatures I know of! And they love a good scratch :)
    I patted a huge bull's head, and he leaned into me enjoying it.

    That's my opinion, and don't try to deny the truth
    I find it useless to argue with your kind of ignorance. Don't believe everything you see on youtube.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-10-2009, 02:29 AM
      #72
    Yearling
    I don't understand.. o_O how am I being ignorant!!??
    Why can't anyone accept reality?
    I'm not saying you should hate rodeos, and never compete in them.. do it if you want..
    But, I am just telling you from my experience..
    Also, what.. did they just make up the video!? You can't fake a video, of people punching and kicking a horse that wouldn't buck.

    Also, I've been to rodeos and know what they are like.

    Just ignore me, but I just wanted yall to hear what I thought about it..
    Continue on
         
        09-10-2009, 05:08 PM
      #73
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horseluver50    
    But, I am just telling you from my experience..
    Your, apparently, very limited experience. You are speaking without knowledge on a very large industry. Rodeo is a business and in order for their business to thrive they need their stock. As such the rodeo stock are treated like star athletes. Your normal, sanctioned rodeo uses animals that are provided by stock contractors. Those stock contractors ensure that the animals are well taken care of and in good health because without those animals, they get no money. A pretty basic business idea. No product equals no profit.

    Secondly, did you see these "lots" of calves breaking their "neck/legs" in person or on a video? I have been to more rodeos than I can count where I was either riding or watching and can only think of a handful times where the actual rodeo stock was injured. I have seen far more people injured than animals.

    I apologize if I am coming off as harsh but I am very sick of people who have done no prior research, other than attending two rodeos, commenting on how the rodeo industry functions. Horseluver50, face facts. You are ignorant on the topic of rodeo but we are all ignorant on topics that we have not researched or been exposed to. For example I am extremely ignorant of the polo industry. Knowing how ignorant I am I will either do research if I feel a need to comment on the subject or I will keep my mouth shut because I know diddly squat about polo. That being said, I don't care if you like or dislike rodeo but have sound reasoning behind your comments if you are going to make one.

    I apologize for that and for the sake of being on topic my favorite event is barrels but team roping and steer wrestling are close runner ups.
         
        09-10-2009, 06:05 PM
      #74
    Showing
    ^^ ;) And on that same note, calf ropers who have horses who stop too hard and put the calf at risk will put sliding plates on their horses to soften the stop a bit. The last thing that they want is a horse that will yank a calf off its feet because then they have to pick it up before they can throw it and tie it down making their time longer and leaving them out of the money. Yes, there are freak accidents but that kind of stuff happens when they are turned out to pasture too (had to put down several cattle due to broken bones and serious wounds sustained while turned out loose).

    And as for the flank strap on bucking stock. It is not tight enough to hurt them, it is used as an irritant to ENCOURAGE them to buck. They cannot be forced to buck, just encouraged, and whether they buck or not is their choice. Rodeo contractors will debut a bucking animal in a smaller sanctioned rodeo and if they show the inclination to buck, then they will be used. If they are weak buckers or if they refuse to buck, then they are simply sold. No sanctioned rodeo allows cruelty i/e beating, injuring, shocking, etc to MAKE an animal buck. Maybe the ones you attended were not sanctioned by a rodeo association and were more the backyard type rodeos, I don't know but most of what I have attended in my life were PRCA sanctioned events and there were a few hometown rodeos that were run by good people that made sure the animals were treated right.
         
        09-10-2009, 06:07 PM
      #75
    Trained
    *sigh* Youtube videos and a few local rodeos do not an expert make.

    If I relied on most of the eventing videos on youtube, I would think Eventers were far more abusive than they are. I could say the same for barrel racing, show jumping, and hell...trail riding.
         
        09-10-2009, 07:41 PM
      #76
    Foal
    Im just the type to have fun at fun shows don't have the money for rodeos but I like to do the games I like barrel racing and my horse is supper cailm ofcourse I had to train him to be though I got him from omish and all he was use to doing was flat out running down gravel roads but I think I slowed him down to much he doesnt even want to lope now lol he has became lazy but I still love em.
         
        09-10-2009, 07:47 PM
      #77
    Showing
    ^^ Wow. Not trying to be rude or anything but your posts would be MUCH easier to read if you would use punctuation, capitalization, and a spell checker. I got confused trying to read what you wrote.
         
        09-11-2009, 12:26 PM
      #78
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    

    ...and hell...trail riding.
    Ha, isn't that the truth.
         
        11-16-2009, 09:57 PM
      #79
    Banned
    I like my doggin and barrels of course lol I grab the cow just get my partners horse for him. Can you imagine a 13 year old girl out in the heeling box for doggin hilarous well that me for ya I sure am outgoing lol
         
        11-18-2009, 09:14 AM
      #80
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    ^^ ;) And on that same note, calf ropers who have horses who stop too hard and put the calf at risk will put sliding plates on their horses to soften the stop a bit. The last thing that they want is a horse that will yank a calf off its feet because then they have to pick it up before they can throw it and tie it down making their time longer and leaving them out of the money. Yes, there are freak accidents but that kind of stuff happens when they are turned out to pasture too (had to put down several cattle due to broken bones and serious wounds sustained while turned out loose).

    And as for the flank strap on bucking stock. It is not tight enough to hurt them, it is used as an irritant to ENCOURAGE them to buck. They cannot be forced to buck, just encouraged, and whether they buck or not is their choice. Rodeo contractors will debut a bucking animal in a smaller sanctioned rodeo and if they show the inclination to buck, then they will be used. If they are weak buckers or if they refuse to buck, then they are simply sold. No sanctioned rodeo allows cruelty i/e beating, injuring, shocking, etc to MAKE an animal buck. Maybe the ones you attended were not sanctioned by a rodeo association and were more the backyard type rodeos, I don't know but most of what I have attended in my life were PRCA sanctioned events and there were a few hometown rodeos that were run by good people that made sure the animals were treated right.

    I applaud you smrobs! I have never once seen a calf break anything in all the years I've been running in rodeos.

    A very good friend of my breeds bucking bulls and broncs, and he has some of the best looking stock out there. They are fed 2 squares a day, and get access to unlimited hay and clean fresh water. They are just kept out in the pasture 24/7. These animals are not mistreated, if anything they are actually spoiled and I know darn good n' well they are.

    If you don't like the sport of rodeo, then don't comment. Maybe most of us rodeo'ers don't enjoy watching you jumpers flip your horses over.

    I'm a barrel racer, and I LOVE riding in rodeos, and my horses enjoy it as well. Ah and yes I also team rope......so I am one of those horrible people who rope the poor little steers.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Rodeo accident. amightytarzan5 Horse Videos 58 12-09-2009 10:16 PM
    My Worst Rodeo Ever (Believe it or not; long story short) BluMagic Horse Riding 24 09-16-2009 07:59 PM
    my lessons - rodeo lindiak007 Horse Training 10 07-12-2007 10:48 PM
    'Rambo's rodeo' xx-rambo-xx Horse Stories and Poems 0 06-15-2007 05:07 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:27 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0