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post #11 of 120 Old 06-01-2013, 10:55 PM
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I saw a cow (wild cow milking) turn to spin and run and snap her leg. Sounded like a branch breaking. She couldn't get up so they had to drag her out. Checked the pens a few minutes later and they'd already euthanized her. It was a shame, but at least they were quick about it.

Most of the injuries I see are to the humans, not the stock. Broken arms, ribs, sprains, concussions and getting squished or stomped.
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I can remember years ago at a little rodeo in a small town that a man had a chain on a barrel racer to keep his head down, but, that seemed only to make it go up more. Poor horse, it already had a harsh bit in it's mouth.
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I saw a cow (wild cow milking) turn to spin and run and snap her leg. Sounded like a branch breaking. She couldn't get up so they had to drag her out. Checked the pens a few minutes later and they'd already euthanized her. It was a shame, but at least they were quick about it.

Most of the injuries I see are to the humans, not the stock. Broken arms, ribs, sprains, concussions and getting squished or stomped.
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I agree, most of the bad stuff ends up happening to the humans....they are either very brave or very crazy to do some of the stuff at rodeos.
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Saw a guy who was clearly far too big for the steer he'd been matched with in the steer wrestling. He snapped its neck. It got up eventually and ran out with a floppy neck, there was a vet there, so I would hope it met its end quickly.
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Saw a guy who was clearly far too big for the steer he'd been matched with in the steer wrestling. He snapped its neck. It got up eventually and ran out with a floppy neck, there was a vet there, so I would hope it met its end quickly.
Oooooooh that's horrible :/

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Unfortunately these kinds of things happen...Everywhere, in every sport.

I watched a guy get stomped into paralysis by a bull a couple years ago. It was terrible. It was a good ride but he fell off and the bull just went at him before the bull fighters could get in there, and by the time they got the bull off it was too late. He's in a wheelchair now.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Worst I've seen at a rodeo was a bronc that sliced a nice chunk of skin off the front of his face in the chute. It was just hanging off. They let him out straight away and herded him out of the arena. Dunno what happened to him after that.

Not rodeo, but still a similar event - at team penning, a steer broke its back, or at least that's what it looked like. Its back end just wouldn't comply. The worst part was that they hauled it back into one of the pens and left it there struggling to get up until the end of the event, at which point I don't know what happened. Makes some sense though since there were a lot of kids there and no vet. Whatever they would have done to it wouldn't have been pretty, let alone something they'd want kids seeing.
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Saw a guy who was clearly far too big for the steer he'd been matched with in the steer wrestling. He snapped its neck. It got up eventually and ran out with a floppy neck, there was a vet there, so I would hope it met its end quickly.
physiologically impossible! If the steer truly had its neck snapped, he would have ,at the very least, been paralyzed below the break, if not outright killed and unable to run anywhere.... head flopping or not.
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physiologically impossible! If the steer truly had its neck snapped, he would have ,at the very least, been paralyzed below the break, if not outright killed and unable to run anywhere.... head flopping or not.
This was kind of what I was thinking....Didn't make sense to me.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
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physiologically impossible! If the steer truly had its neck snapped, he would have ,at the very least, been paralyzed below the break, if not outright killed and unable to run anywhere.... head flopping or not.
Doesn't that depend on where it snapped?

Full details, huge guy, 350lbs range. My husband is 300lbs so I have a basis for it. Smallest steer, really little guy matched with the biggest rider. Immediately I am saying this is a bad match, biggest guy with the smallest steer.

Guy drops off his horse onto the steer, wrestles for a while with the steers head going back and forth, it's harsher than the other wrestles. He yanks the steer and it flops. It stays down for a long time, the event stops, people come out into the arena and the steer is still down. I am alternating between looking and not looking, then the steer gets up, it's face is flopped right around to its shoulder and it runs off and out, face stayed off to it's shoulder area.

So as you weren't there, and appear to be calling me a liar, you tell me what happened.
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