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post #81 of 120 Old 06-04-2013, 12:12 AM
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And why I don't miss a barrel race! Shhh don't tell my wife. Crap, I just did. Ehh she's always there too. Lol.
Our boy wants nothing to do with shows, even had his own mount. I'm worried... Lol he's 14 and, well ya know.
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Haha! Yeah I get a ton of brothers who don't know the tail end of a horse from the front, and then of course the husbands and boyfriends who are ineligible

I'm teaching two boys now by their parents request, only they hate it. Worst attitude ever. Can't force it I suppose if it's not their thing...I certainly wish they'd at least suck it up and deal with it while I'm there, as it's not MY fault. I'm just the hired hand!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Phly, kids either have the want or dont. Dont force him. You may end up having to buy video games instead of ropes and rosin... :)

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Phly, kids either have the want or dont. Dont force him. You may end up having to buy video games instead of ropes and rosin... :)
Lmao! I was hinting around to the fact that 14yo boys typically like girls, and girls are abundant and typically outnumber boys 20/1.

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CowChick- There isn't anything anyone is going to tell me that will make me go back to another rodeo. Sure there are rodeos that don't do that sort of thing, or maybe they are just better at hiding the injured animals in the back. I took pictures of the calves at the last one for proof of how disregardful they were to the animals. This was a rodeo done by a university- I won't name it, but still rather disgusting. The other rodeos around here are small things, and as such are not well regulated.

I consider branding to be abusive as well. Sure everyone considers it a necessary evil, but I would love to see anyone who does it accidentally brand themselves and see how long it takes before they are asking for pain pills! To inflict pain on any animal (or person) is abuse, especially when you could have vet numb the area, if you absolutely have to brand (or give pain meds). The same as castrating without using pain meds... Even rapists and murderers get better treatment than animals.

People always find a justification for what they do... It is okay because they are livestock. It is okay to abuse others to make a profit. It is okay because they are less intelligent. Just as it was okay for the way Plantation owners used to beat and brand their slaves.

I get tired of cleaning up the mess, when those abused horses need a home after being bronco bucked, and no one wants them... There isn't any demand for a bronco (unless it is a lucky one at the national level) so when they are no longer wanted they are trashed.

There are a lot of things I don't agree with in the horse industry, but one of my biggest dislikes is the old cowboy "breaker" mentality. Rodeos just seem to draw out that type. Maybe it is just around here, but the good cowboys who actually care about their animals (and treat their horses and women decently) are a rare find.

Do you read this crap before you post it? Just wondering.
First of all if you think cowboys beat women or are cruel to animals, you have not met any real cowboys. A real cowboy has very traditional values when it comes to respect, and fair treatment. I would know, I'm married to one and I find your posts very offensive.

As for your cowboy "breaker"...again you have no idea what you're talking about. Yes there are some idiots that pile people on horses until they quit bucking, but those are not cowboys those are...um..a word that is not acceptable to use.

Branding is necessary to identify stock. It's also theft deterrent. There are many ways to brand that are not painful to the animal. Do you not worm either? afraid it hurts the worms?

Bucking stock are bred and trained to buck, they enjoy it. It's not a bunch of rednecks that jump on unbroken horses. They work about 10 minutes a year and eat the rest of the time.

I would suggest either to avoid shooting your mouth off about things you know nothing about OR learn the truth.

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Phly- Ohhh, totally blonded out on that one...dang highlights....

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I'm teaching two boys now by their parents request, only they hate it. Worst attitude ever. Can't force it I suppose if it's not their thing...I certainly wish they'd at least suck it up and deal with it while I'm there, as it's not MY fault. I'm just the hired hand!
The foster parent in me says that a bad attitude gets a correction. Talk to the parents, and see if they can muck stalls for the next lesson. See how they will appreciate it next lesson.

Next time bad attitude, then they muck stalls and move grain bags. Then add in hauling hay, make it worse each time.

But of course the parents have to be ok with this, most are, I think.
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Just to send you into spasmodic shaking BSMS, at a rugby game in NZ a player was tackled and dislocated his leg....the EMT put the leg back in and the player started screeching so loud that everyone started looking at the sideline where he was......one of his testicles had entered the socket hole for his femur (I think that's the name for it - the thigh bone) and when the EMTs put the leg back in it crushed his testicle....apparantly he screamed so loud he broke vocal chords.
To make it even WORSE... During another rugby game, a guy (Wayne Shelford) had his scrotum ripped open by a cleat and his testicle was hanging out.

What did he do? Have the side medic stitch him back up and then WENT BACK OUT TO PLAY.

From the wikipedia article:
he was caught at the bottom of a rather aggressive ruck, and an errant French boot found its way into Shelford's groin, somehow ripping his scrotum and leaving one testicle hanging free. He also lost four teeth in the process. Incredibly, after discovering the injury to his scrotum, he calmly asked the physio to stitch up the tear and returned to the field before a blow to his head left him concussed. He was substituted and watched the remainder of the game from the grandstand where he witnessed the All Blacks lose 16–3. To this day Shelford has no memory of the game.[2]


AND to be on topic - I don't care for rodeos. I am well aware that not all of them cause injury to animal or human, but. It's not my thing.

The worst I've seen (heard of firsthand) -My school has a rodeo every year, it's a huge event. Last year, there was a group talking about how one of the calves got roped around the neck and when the rider jumped off, the horse spooked and took off, dragging the calf behind it. It didn't make it. Another ended up getting trampled and broke a leg. The group thought it was hilarious, and the rider of the dragged calf didn't bother trying to catch his horse because 'he'll stop on his own eventually.' (Calf roping is one of those sports that I think is a bit inhumane, myself).

Different parts of rodeos score differently with me. Some I am very against. Some I am neutral towards. Overall, I wouldn't go to a rodeo, but in general will not look down on those who choose to.
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The foster parent in me says that a bad attitude gets a correction. Talk to the parents, and see if they can muck stalls for the next lesson. See how they will appreciate it next lesson.

Next time bad attitude, then they muck stalls and move grain bags. Then add in hauling hay, make it worse each time.

But of course the parents have to be ok with this, most are, I think.
These kids do need some serious discipline. I get really mad at the older one a lot because he's a little **** who never shuts up and has the "I already know everything I don't need to do this, it's boring!" Yet he can't even hold the reins right. We're getting there though. The younger one listens better but he's younger and not as capable, plus he whines when we have to brush the horses after the ride, which drives me insane because I let him ride MY personal horse for these lessons.

I did have a plan for the next one to haul grain and fix fences. See if they like the riding part after that...Though I'm still not convinced they'll take to riding.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
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I've taught a couple kids like that over the years. Rode because the parents forced it, not because they wanted to. Once in a while you get through to one, but usually you won't. I would be straight with the parents. Tell them the kids don't want to learn, and that it is a waste of their time and money for you to try to teach what they don't want to hear. If they don't shape up and try, then tell them to find another trainer. Your time is worth more than playing babysitter to ungrateful kids.

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To make it even WORSE... During another rugby game, a guy (Wayne Shelford) had his scrotum ripped open by a cleat and his testicle was hanging out.

What did he do? Have the side medic stitch him back up and then WENT BACK OUT TO PLAY.

From the wikipedia article:
He was caught at the bottom of a rather aggressive ruck, and an errant French boot found its way into Shelford's groin, somehow ripping his scrotum and leaving one testicle hanging free. He also lost four teeth in the process. Incredibly, after discovering the injury to his scrotum, he calmly asked the physio to stitch up the tear and returned to the field before a blow to his head left him concussed. He was substituted and watched the remainder of the game from the grandstand where he witnessed the All Blacks lose 16–3. To this day Shelford has no memory of the game.


Shoebox those were the days where men were MEN!! You can see why a lot of us kiwis crack up laughing at the American football......they wear protection? What for? Crikey!!
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