You stand there taking deep breaths and trying to remember every move you’re about to make. You watch your competition and fix their mistakes in your head, you smile and tell them they did wonderful. You stand there taking deep breaths, and go over the same words you’ve said a hundred times. You wait for your name which will come soon and when it does you take one last deep breath, smile, and take that step on to the stage never moving your eyes from the judges.
First, in The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, a girl’s father has her ride and train horses even though she think the horses have feelings and don't like the gear and the training. Paragraph 10 states,”...I just took off the saddle, and the bridle, too, and I lay down in the grass and fell asleep...when I woke...there she was, curled up next to me like a dog, kind of pressed against me but sweet and large and soft...now when Daddy tells me that horses only know two things, the carrot and the stick, and
“animal-rights groups say that many events, like calf roping, are fundamentally cruel.” (“Is the Rodeo Ring too Cruel”). What this quote is saying is that animal rights groups are against rodeo because of the harshness of the events like calf roping.Calf roping involves a calf running out of a chute then is chased by a horse and rider that tries to rope the calf by the head then jumps off the horse and flips the calf and then hogties the animal, which can scare the calf and hurt the calf if the rider is not careful. Animals rights groups also are against the tools used in rodeos like flank straps. They feel that the flank strap that goes around the horse or bull 's body from the abdomen to the animals back is painfully tightened in order to make the bull and/or horse buck harder and drive their unnatural behavior to give the rider a better score for the ride. “to get rodeo bulls to buck riders, painful straps are tied around their abdomens to drive the animals to unnatural behavior, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.” (is the rodeo ring too cruel). Their is some truth to why animals rights groups feel this way because rodeo is a rough physical sport and if the riders and stock contractors don’t take the right precautions then an animal, contestant, or audience member can get
Roping like barrel racing is also one of the more costly events within rodeo, but it is also one of the safest and highest paying. There are two divisions within roping, team roping and calf roping. Calf roping is just what it sounds like. A calf with no horns is released from the chute and the roper must throw his loop around the neck of the calf. Team roping involves steers and two ropers. Once the steer is released from the chute, the header must go first and loop his rope around the horns in order for his heeler to catch up to him and loop the rope around the bottom of the leg. Roping usually costs a pretty penny because again a trained horse is necessary. And depending on whether they are a headers or heelers, some horses can cost more just because they have been trained differently. And where there is a horse there must be a truck and trailer to haul around the horses and all of the tack. The tack is the same for roping as it is barrel racing, with the exception of the saddles. Barrel racing saddles are made differently than roping saddles because different things are being done in them. Therefore, they are built for whatever they will be used for. Also in roping, there is a rope, self-explanatory, and gloves so one does not burn their hands on the rope. Even though roping is usually safe, accidents can still happen, such as falling off or even losing a finger or two from getting their hand caught in their rope and not pulling their
The relationship between humans and horses throughout history has consistently followed the same types of patterns. Some people see horses as sweet companions to bond with, while others see them as work animals. However, the one idea that needs to be grasped by every person is that horses need proper training. My argument is that horses need to be taught manners based on how horses naturally establish a pecking order in a herd. This type of training is called “Natural Horsemanship”. Natural Horsemanship is the best training method because it establishes safety and a good relationship between the horse and handler.
There is rodeo all over the world. From Brazil to Arizona, there are athletes that compete all around to win money and buckles. When people think about rodeo, the three main events that they think of are bull riding, barrel racing, and roping. Each event in competed in all over the world. Rodeo is similar to other sports in different ways, some of these ways are they both have seasons, they also have coaches that make them so great, lastly, they have a big championship at the end of the season.
Rodeos are big events all over the country. Families come from all over to enjoy watching cowboys compete at the rodeos. While some people come to rodeos to document the abuse and harm that the cowboys are causing the animals. It is a big controversy whether rodeos are animal abuse or not. Animal rights activists are trying to stop rodeos from “abusing” animals, but they don’t know the extensive care that the animals are given.
Shortly after a horse is born it should be trained without a saddle on the ground (Conditioning Young Horses” 3). This will teach a young horse to show respect for the trainer and give the horse a positive mindset. Exercising a young horse can be extremely beneficial for the development of their muscles, joints, and tendons (“Conditioning Young Horses 1”). The first three years of a horse’s life are very important for the mental and physical development of the young horse. A young horse will normally be easier to train under saddle once you have developed a relationship with the horse on the ground. Young horses will often have “training issues” under saddle which is normally caused by being stressed and not being mature enough to be under saddle (Geor 2). At the age of two, a horse cannot physically perform to its fullest potential, unlike a horse that is skeletally mature (“Conditioning Young Horses” 4). Even though a horse should not perform before the age of three there are many things a trainer can work on with a horse preparing him or her for being trained under
Equestrian sports have been entertaining humans for centuries. Many of these sports have turned fun entertainment into a business. The focus has changed from having fun to making as much money as possible. In every equestrian sport, questionable things are done to train and get horses to their “best” potential. Equestrian sports should have stricter regulations and enforcement in order to ensure and maintain the safety of the horse.
This passion for rodeo was first seen when I took my first foot steps. The first words that came out of my mouth were “horse” and “bull”. I grew up around horses and bulls, and it’s what I do.
Horse racing is a highly controversial topic in the equestrian world. Many people find horse racing as a great form of entertainment, while others see it as borderline abusive to the horse. Personally, I agree with the latter statement.
So many organizations have tried bringing rodeos to a hault. Because they say it is a form of animal abuse. There is a organization (SHARK) which stands for showing animals respect and kindness. One other organization is called (PETA) ethical to animals. Both of these organizations have claimed that in no other sport are half the contestants forced to preform with flank straps, electric prods, raking
“OUR HORSES ARE OUR TEAMMATES, OUR SOUL MATES. IT’S A TEAM EFFORT. YOU CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT SO MANY PEOPLE BEHIND YOU.” -Lisa Lockhart. This saying is so true in the sport of rodeo, you can not do it without your family behind you or the horses that you love and care about with you.
The one extracurricular activity that has become a main priority in my life is my horses and barrel racing. Riding horses has become a stress reliever and a favorite pass time. It has become not only a sport, but a lifestyle. I began riding when I was only three years old. My mother bought me my very first pony and taught me how to ride. Ever since that day, and many, many horses later, I have been passionate about horses. I began going to local fun shows, where I would show in mainly pleasure classes. It gave me a great foundation of how to ride a horse correctly. I won many awards on my pleasure horse and really enjoyed doing it, but as I got older, I began to have a need for speed. With this being said, I started entering the speed classes. My
Even the winners and losers do not matter in this “sport” when they stop bringing in the greens or receive an injury on the track. They are useless to their owners and sent away. Most of the injuries horses receive are from the whippings and being forced to run at outrageous speeds, which can result in multiple wounds.