A rope does not a roper make. And I have no intention of becoming a roper right now. Paint Girl asked if I wanted to rope one of the goats. What do you guys think about that, My Boy and Ralph?
Huh? Goat roping?
Look, Pony Girl, I roped Ralph! I get extra carrots, right?
Are you kidding, My Boy? You are an amateur! Let me show you and Pony Girl how it's done!
Hard to catch horse? Yea, right! Pony Girl, you need to sign up for some lessons with me!
Nah, I probably won't be doing any goat roping anytime soon. I think Paint Girl's man loves his goats too much to let me even toss a rope their way! I just bought the lariat to use when free-lounging my horse. I watched a round pen/free longe technique on Pat Parelli's Discover the Catching Game DVD that requires the use of a rope to toss out at the horse to encourage movement. Actually, Parelli used his regular 12 ft. line attached to the end of halter, but I can't bear to throw my nice line and halter into the mud!
One thing I'd like to do is start desensitizing My Boy to the rope, and maybe start pulling small firewood logs, etc. Who knows, maybe I'll make my ex-reiner into a roping horse yet!
This post is dedicated to my sister Paint Girl, who is laid up at home with pneumonia right now. PG, I thought it might cheer you up to see some silly pictures of your ropin' stinker-butt Ralph! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! XOXO