I hadn't thrown a very good loop, the rope was hanging between his ears, not around his neck. (I seldom rope cattle that are coming straight towards me).
I like how practical all this was. Nobody had to have a committee meeting about it!
Just go do what needs doing.
In Australia, at least in our part of it, there isn't any roping, so this would have been handled with a clean headshot, bleeding the animal, winching it onto transport and then hanging it in a coolroom somewhere after getting rid of the unwanted bits. This is because we have a stupid regulation that says only abattoirs are allowed to kill beef for human consumption, so any kills outside of that are not allowed to be sold as meat, they're strictly for the private consumption of the animal's owners only, though the owners may share with friends (but not for money). And abattoirs aren't allowed to kill injured animals. Ho hum.
...of course, people do barter in the real world, so there are ways of getting around that, but honestly, Australia has some unbelievably insane regulations. In Europe, all meat killed and cut up by a qualified butcher was eligible for general sale, when I lived there. And, I could legally go down the road with a milk pail and buy milk straight from the dairy farm - not here, oh no, it's illegal for farmers to sell it straight to the public. And you can't sell surplus jam made from your harvest in your own kitchen - oh no, you must hire a commercial kitchen for mega$$$$$ to make jam for sale, which makes it pointless because it eats the profit margin, which is how they like it to cut out competition for the corporations from the common people. (Of course, they do let you make jam in your own kitchen for school fetes and charity, which just emphasises the point!) Here in Australia, there is so much interference against ordinary people doing stuff that's been done for centuries - it's all being transferred to corporations, grrr.
My DH was wondering if the meat would be tender after that rodeo, but presumably you're going to hang it a nice long time. I once had some venison that was from a similar situation, nothing wrong with it, nice and tender.
Do you ever make beef jerky?
How's your eye doing?