Old roping video from the 60's

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Old roping video from the 60's

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:48 am

If you look close, a lady is roping in the video. Not uncommon now at all, probably pretty uncommon then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ulYBbH8nSM
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Re: Old roping video from the 60's

Postby cow pollinater » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:20 pm

That's not so strange here. I know of a few ladies who were roping then for sport. A few were even working in the branding pens on a regular basis.
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Re: Old roping video from the 60's

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:30 pm

On second look, and considering it was the 60's, that may have been a guy. My momma was a pretty good hand, and the 50's and 60's would have been her era. Nerves melted on her. She can't hardly be around a horse or cow now.

They had strap on horns on most of those calves to. Looked exactly like what we use today. Might have even stayed on a little better.

I like old videos of cattle or horses. I remember as a kid, seeing people with a side arm spin to their rope, like some of the guys in the video.
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Re: Old roping video from the 60's

Postby talltimber » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:20 pm

When I started in the early 90's we used the strap-on horns a lot also. Fresh mulies are a challenge to heel. I noticed they are both coming out from the right hand side of the chute also.

There's another neat video I saw while on youtube. Rodeo History: "California Rodeo at Salinas" 1935
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