Bad draw, some animals react differently to being handled whether it be cattle, horses, goats whatever.COWCHICK77, why did the horse fall down in the first place?
Are you suggesting that one event is more humane than the other or are they all humane? (Tripping, roping or mangana) I am looking for opinions on this matter.
How do you defend horse roping as a sport?
When you get on your computer go to YouTube and type in team roping, then type in steer busting. There is a difference. Same with horses. There is no good reason for busting.I'm on my phone and can't view the article. And to be totally honest, I'm not too familiar with either sport, but is this not similar to calf roping? If it's cruel to rope foals, shouldn't it be the same with calves? Are the two different? I don't care for either myself, but it seems more people get outraged at foal roping than calf roping because we ride horses, whereas cows are just food livestock.
Will have to look more into it when I get to an actual computer.
ETA: I'm talking purely about sport. I understand the need to rope on a farm out of necessity.
I did read the article but however not everything you read on the internet is true.I understand. Horses get hurt in many sporting events including events like racing and even showing. However, most racing tracks have a vet on call and all horses are checked prior to the race. Endurance race horses are checked periodically during the event.
As pointed out in the article, horses are not built as sturdy as cattle. They are easier to break than cattle. Also, horses usually go onto becoming riding horses which is difficult if they have been used as roping stock. This event can leave horses crippled for the rest of their lives.
All of that was explained in the article.
Did you even read it?
Why else should this event be legal?
More likely to injure a horse with two ropes around the neck.I posted in another thread about this but here's my opinion.
I find the current way they do this to be sick. How can horsemen claim to like horses and then do this to them?
In any case, I can see how roping a horse would be fun, but maybe if they changed the sport and made it so they roped and the fastest time to get both ropes around the neck wins or if they rope it, and then halter/put a bareback pad on it or something and the fastest time wins...I don't know. It's not for me.
All of our horses have been roped and handled in this manner. Some of them are well into their teens and still going strong. After they are retired from ranch work they usually go on to be kids horses or trail horses for pleasure riders.I think it is disgusting. There is a reason why stocks were invented.
I have seen more freak outs and wrecks in a set of stocks than roping to take care of young untouched stock. How would you go about safely castrating with the horse standing up in a set of stocks?
I wonder how many of those horses will go on to have lameness problems down the road. As yearlings they are not done growing and it can leave them with permanent damage. Minor damage may not show up until years later, when that injury starts developing more and more arthritis... .