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photoblog image Corriente

Corriente

"The Corriente is a small, agile, athletic animal

with stamina, heavy horns, and a gentle disposition.

These characteristics make the Corriente an ideal

animal for team roping, bulldogging and an

excellent choice for cutting and team penning. "   

 

 

These Spanish decendants are beautiful, as well.

I know a lot of you feel sorry for the steer in these

roping competitions, and I do too a bit.  But to be

clear, they are valuable, and very well taken care

of, at least by this group of people.  I can't speak for

other arena's or competitions.... but Wayne & friends

are very good to all their animals.  The steers heads

and ears are protected by gear, and when they are

captured, it's very momentary -

then they trot off to get some water and hay!

 

North American Corriente Association

 

 

I caught this gal sleeping on the job:

 

photoblog image Ropin 2017 1 b.jpg

 

 

The steer pictured below was not the fastest... but certainly spunky!

She out maneuvered the cowboys a number of times.

Here, she's tossing her head in victory!

 

photoblog image Ropin 2017 73 b.jpg

Corriente

"The Corriente is a small, agile, athletic animal

with stamina, heavy horns, and a gentle disposition.

These characteristics make the Corriente an ideal

animal for team roping, bulldogging and an

excellent choice for cutting and team penning. "   

 

 

These Spanish decendants are beautiful, as well.

I know a lot of you feel sorry for the steer in these

roping competitions, and I do too a bit.  But to be

clear, they are valuable, and very well taken care

of, at least by this group of people.  I can't speak for

other arena's or competitions.... but Wayne & friends

are very good to all their animals.  The steers heads

and ears are protected by gear, and when they are

captured, it's very momentary -

then they trot off to get some water and hay!

 

North American Corriente Association

 

 

I caught this gal sleeping on the job:

 

photoblog image Ropin 2017 1 b.jpg

 

 

The steer pictured below was not the fastest... but certainly spunky!

She out maneuvered the cowboys a number of times.

Here, she's tossing her head in victory!

 

photoblog image Ropin 2017 73 b.jpg

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2017, 00:55
Thank you...nice touch to pay homage to the roped, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile You're welcome!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2017, 01:46
ATTITUDE! They exhibit spunk!! #3.Beautiful detail on #1. I"m glad they are being treated kindly.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, indeedy! thanks so much, Bonnie!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Oct 2017, 04:56
Quel regard !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A very sweet face, though!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2017, 06:53
Thanks for the information; I've not heard of these before. I'm sure the wiser ones will just put up a token resistance before giving up, getting roped and then can quickly get back to eating and drinking.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Rodeo'ing is about all they do, Alan. They're great little athletes - and yes, I think some of them play games!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2017, 06:53
A cracking shot, by the way; their character comes across well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Alan!!
Merci pour toutes tes explications , je crois qu'il est important de prendre soin de ces animaux ..
Les photos sont très belles
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree, Claudine! Thank you!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Oct 2017, 07:11
It is obviously much more fun to rope such a gusty animal
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - some of the slower, lazier ones just lope across the arena - even some of them get away from this aged group of cowboys! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2017, 07:42
Oh, a beautiful head! There must be much stress for these animals while getting roped.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't she beautiful! They are athletes, this is what they are bred for, trained for, what they know. Just like the roping horses - they know their job. Like any animal that is used for human assistance... They do a lot of eating, drinking, standing around - then they run for 10 seconds, and go back to eating, drinking, standing around...
I wonder how they view the experience ?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'll never know. But they seem to take it as their job, what they're bred and trained for. They're little athletes! They stand around, eat, drink... then run for 10 seconds. Eat, drink, do it again...
A lovely animal.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They really are!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Oct 2017, 09:21
Lovely pictures to demonstrate your story. One thing - at the bottom pic you refer to the steer as a "she". I always thought of a steer as a "he", but I don't know a lot about the American language. So maybe in the west you use "steer" as a generalised term for something like "bovine"?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Louis! Yes - I thought the same thing, and was told that they do just generalize calling these "steer". Because they're not used for anything else... and the males and females perform equally as well, it doesn't matter apparently.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Oct 2017, 09:31
Very interesting Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you think so, Chad!
I like the close-up shot. Thanks for your explanation about their care.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Brian!
A benign face E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: But a lovely one!
The black and white one was a feisty rascal...Bit like the two I was with....smile Good idea to do this, Ell', no Corriente, no roping!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes she was! Hmmm... I won't disagree!
Thank you, Frank! So right!
Are both the males and females used, I wonder?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes they are, fairly equally - but on this day 3/4 of them were females.

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