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Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:16 pm
by j_20
To the team ropers on here, anyone ever use highlands in their practice pens? Considering their price and horns I was thinking about adding a few to the practice pen. Strictly for practice at home not trying to take em to rodeos or jackpots. Also how will they hold up making a few runs in mid 70 to mid 80 degree temperatures?

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:34 pm
by Bigfoot
None available here, even if I wanted to try. My thinking, they'd get sour fast. I mean real fast.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:39 pm
by j_20
I kinda agree but with some being considerably less than a dollar a pound its real tempting for me to find out.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:47 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
I'm with Bigfoot. We have plenty of team ropers up here, and plenty of highlanders/crosses. They don't get used for roping, and there must be a reason. I suspect they would sour quick.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:34 pm
by ropinranger
agree, with the above, I wouldn't use them, unless you want to have some extra score cows...I like to score my head horses a lot more than some others, I keep some 1/2corriente/1/4angus/1/4jersey crosses around for that...and then sell them for a little extra $$ than what the Corrientes bring.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:56 pm
by Bigfoot
Anybody ever cast rebar on a jersey, and roped it?

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:06 am
by ropinranger
lol....yessir!! they didn't last long, though.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:43 am
by j_20
lol i did use some jerseys for tie down practice last year, i think i got 5 runs out of em before they gave up haha

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:22 am
by Bigfoot
I think we went through 22 tie down calves last year.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:16 pm
by js1234
Bigfoot wrote:I think we went through 22 tie down calves last year.

I know the feeling.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:17 pm
by js1234
I really can't think of a much worse animal than a highland.

Re: Ropin Steers

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:48 pm
by j_20
Well I couldnt resist the price. I bought a few we will see how they hold up in the ropin pen. Man are they ugly though.