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Heading and Heeling hogs. #7703894 01/01/20 02:00 PM
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One of my west Texas friends having a little fun.

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Re: Heading and Heeling hogs. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7703908 01/01/20 02:14 PM
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If that hog was alive when they roped it that was some good luck work. Now time to get rid of it.

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That's awesome....now play tug-a-war until it stops moving....


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Fake news

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I like it!

Re: Heading and Heeling hogs. [Re: Chuckw] #7704049 01/01/20 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckw
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It can be done. Also hogs tire pretty quickly when run for much of a distance. The 'Heeling' part wouldn't be too difficult, but the guy 'Heading' would need to pretty much have the hog running straight away (like calf/steer roping) or your loop will just slide off the hogs head before it can cinch down behind the ears and jaw.



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Re: Heading and Heeling hogs. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7704054 01/01/20 04:15 PM
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That looks like fun....


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Re: Heading and Heeling hogs. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7705191 01/02/20 11:55 AM
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That’s great!


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
That looks like fun....


That it does up


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that is some impressive work. pretty cool

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My buddy Phil Lyne roped thousands of them down around Cotulla.
Adios,
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From gymnastics to long range shooting, roping and whatever else in between people have some crazy skills. That's awesome.


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
My buddy Phil Lyne roped thousands of them down around Cotulla.
Adios,
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And the Cotulla/Encinal area is generally pretty rough country unless heavily improved.

It would take a dedicated rider on a GOOD horse to rope hogs off some of the ranches I've been on down there. I know as soon as you'd reach a Pear Flat...I'd be calling it quits.


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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My buddy Phil Lyne roped thousands of them down around Cotulla.
Adios,
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And the Cotulla/Encinal area is generally pretty rough country unless heavily improved.

It would take a dedicated rider on a GOOD horse to rope hogs off some of the ranches I've been on down there. I know as soon as you'd reach a Pear Flat...I'd be calling it quits.

Couple years ago I missed the last step coming down a tripod and fell back first into a cactus. After my brother quit laughing and I quit swearing he spent a good bit pulling thorns out of me


It's hell eatin em live
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Originally Posted by redchevy
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My buddy Phil Lyne roped thousands of them down around Cotulla.
Adios,
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And the Cotulla/Encinal area is generally pretty rough country unless heavily improved.

It would take a dedicated rider on a GOOD horse to rope hogs off some of the ranches I've been on down there. I know as soon as you'd reach a Pear Flat...I'd be calling it quits.

Couple years ago I missed the last step coming down a tripod and fell back first into a cactus. After my brother quit laughing and I quit swearing he spent a good bit pulling thorns out of me


I hear ya. The big spines (though they hurt) are easy to see and pull out. It's all the fine 'hair like' one's you never seem to get all out. They fester up and irritate for a long time.


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Originally Posted by gary roberson
My buddy Phil Lyne roped thousands of them down around Cotulla.
Adios,
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Phil could rope a hummingbird
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Originally Posted by Chuckw
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Definitely not fake news LOL, I've seen it done.

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Looks like a good way to get tore up.

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Originally Posted by skinnerback
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Definitely not fake news LOL, I've seen it done.

I have a nephew that cowboys for a lot of ranches and he has roped one before.

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Without a doubt, the greatest cowboy of all time...in a roping pen or in a thicket. I never saw him rope a hummingbird but as a youngster, would rope chickens.
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I have always had a fascination with ropes. When young, I began roping chickens with para-chord. Learned pretty quick to rope them by the feet instead of the neck as I almost killed a few. Then, moved up to roping ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, cattle, and horses. I have roped a few domestic pigs and found it easier to let them put one leg through the loop before tightening up.

If you can lead a person and throw a football to them, you should be able to rope an animal, also.

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Originally Posted by Espy
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Definitely not fake news LOL, I've seen it done.

I have a nephew that cowboys for a lot of ranches and he has roped one before.



Was on a 3,000 acre ranch near Victoria years ago and watched a whole crew do just that. Truck w/horse trailer full of horses and a truck full of dogs pulled in. They geared up and headed out. Dogs would bay the pigs up (no catch dogs) and the horseman would ride in/rope em', hobble them, and truck would follow behind and load them up. They caught some big boars that way. One of the biggest boars I've ever seen in my life was roped and dragged to death on the O'Conner Ranch by horseman. They did a shoulder mount on that one - beast.

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Originally Posted by Ratherbefishing

If you can lead a person and throw a football to them, you should be able to rope an animal, also.


On foot...yeah, most folks can pick it up pretty quickly. Things change on horseback though, lots of dynamics.

Learning to build a loop correctly, rebuild (if you miss) and feed a rope takes some practice and you need to be a good horseman before you become a roper. And of course you need a decent horse that isn't going to scoot out from under you the first time something makes a run at him.

But, yes...anyone with decent hand/eye coordination...(and willing to practice) can learn to rope well enough to do stock work.

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Originally Posted by flintknapper
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It can be done. Also hogs tire pretty quickly when run for much of a distance. The 'Heeling' part wouldn't be too difficult, but the guy 'Heading' would need to pretty much have the hog running straight away (like calf/steer roping) or your loop will just slide off the hogs head before it can cinch down behind the ears and jaw.




I'll be damned.....though there is a drastic difference between an open field and brush country!

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