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When I was a young man
Apr 29, 2021 19:29:02   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
this is what I loved doing the most.

https://youtu.be/FRPszMPJ5fI

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Apr 29, 2021 19:31:46   #
Carol Kelly
 
Peewee wrote:
this is what I loved doing the most.

https://youtu.be/FRPszMPJ5fI


I’ve never seen a rodeo but it’s on my Bucket List.

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Apr 29, 2021 19:46:35   #
BigMike Loc: yerington nv
 
Peewee wrote:
this is what I loved doing the most.

https://youtu.be/FRPszMPJ5fI


My neighbor in Perris CA trained horses to cut cattle. He was pretty well known at the time.

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Apr 30, 2021 07:46:35   #
Big dog
 
Peewee wrote:
this is what I loved doing the most.

https://youtu.be/FRPszMPJ5fI


That’s one smart horse 🐎 !!!!

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Apr 30, 2021 09:34:22   #
TexaCan Loc: Heart in W Texas - feet on the beach in Al.
 
Peewee wrote:
this is what I loved doing the most.

https://youtu.be/FRPszMPJ5fI


What a beautiful dance! There’s nothing harder to stay on than a cutting horse cutting cattle! When they say, keep one leg on one side, the other leg on the other side, and your mind in the middle........it takes on a whole new meaning!

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Apr 30, 2021 18:59:05   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
BigMike wrote:
My neighbor in Perris CA trained horses to cut cattle. He was pretty well known at the time.


I go back to the Buster Welch, Matlock Rose, and Shorty Freeman days. We went to try and buy a colt at the 6666 Ranch, one of the last of their foundation studs called Cutter Bill, was killed by lightning, the last chance to tap that bloodline. Once the bidding went past 6 or 8K we gave up and the colt sold for 22k in 1966. He then went to Australia and won the world championship a few years later. The best cutter I ever saw was called On Guard but a messy divorce ended his career. We were always horse-smart and cash-poor. Not a good combo. But it was a blast if you don't count all the hard work that goes with it. I never held the saddle horn and I never had one cut out from under me. Today, I might have to wear a seat belt. My knees are shot. And that's what makes a good rider.

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Apr 30, 2021 20:40:14   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
Big dog wrote:
That’s one smart horse 🐎 !!!!


It's a combo. An athletic horse who wants to work cows and a great trainer. You can train a cutting horse with a mechanical bull or a flag on pullies across the arena. It's mainly getting their back feet under them so they can pivot and keep up or ahead of the calf. I've seen a horse get down on his knees to cut a calf and I've seen one that was working 'sour' cattle that would slide by between the horse and fence, reach down and bite the calf on the neck and toss him over the fence and out of the arena.

Studs don't like being disrespected by people or animals. They are the alpha male. I've seen three people get chewed up and stomped by the studs, the owers loved teasing and picking on.

I know a few men whose wives weren't taking another beating and shot and killed them too. They were alpha females and Colt made everyone equal big, small, male, or female.

A trainer in Arkansas used Catahoula curs for his turnback men. As far as they were concerned those calves were wild hogs. If Mr. Orell said their names, they moved on the calf and turned the calf. Poetry in motion. He also had a fiberglass mechanical calf his son Luce Dell and I each rode and tried to throw each other off of. Good times. We were about 8 and it was a blast. At that age, my brother and I, were dad's turnback men on foot of course. He wore us out in our early days.

Day-old male dairy calves cost fifty cents each back then and we bottle feed them until they were old enough to train his horse with. My dad had dreams and two boys who were eating him out of house and home. My brother believed him and it took me a few years to believe it too.

He had no problem asking us to do anything, even if it was dangerous. There was only one acceptable answer, yes sir. My brother had a horse fall on him and got kicked in the jaw. I never really got hurt, just exhausted. Dad only invested in tools that fit my hands like shovels, rakes, and post-hole diggers. I even bush-hogged the place we rented, with a push mower. That was about eight acres. Fighting a bully, was like getting a day off, short easy work. They ran out of gas, just as I was warming up.

Now I'm old, worn out, and work for the CINC, for free, because I respect him. That's all the pay I need and I love my work. I could never work for someone I can't respect. I don't know how the left can do it for their leaders. I'd hang my head in total shame.

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May 1, 2021 10:13:31   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
I’ve never seen a rodeo but it’s on my Bucket List.

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