There are a lot of sites on the web where you can learn all about the “true corriente” from Mexico. Please see our links to visit these sites. The purpose of this site is to get input from the “old timers” about what cattle they remember roping right here in the United States!!
We would like to post stories and pictures about roping cattle in “the good old days.” We have started with a story and some pictures from the sixties. We are especially interested in what ropers were roping in various regions of the country. Also, what did your cattle eat? How big (or little) were they? Who raised them? Where did they come from? What were they called? This is just for fun, but it might be interesting. Please help us out!! Sorry, but we won’t be sending you $300 for your story! However, we will give you credit! See our homepage for contact information. You may e-mail or mail us your information.
NOTE TO THE KIDS-Talk to your parents or grandparents and write the story yourself! It could be an English assignment for all you home schooled kids. Who knows, you might even learn something!!
by Joanne Fuchs
In 1965 my husband, Hollis Fuchs, and I ran a commercial team roping arena and furnished cattle for small events. One of these events was the Sheriff's Posse weekly roping in Loveland, Colorado. The ropers were not serious ropers and the seven or eight head of cattle were run through only a few times.
The cattle furnished were any low quality beef cattle with horns and even some polled cattle (used with plastic horns) that my husband could buy at the Longmont, Colorado, sale. However, one day he purchased six corriente steers at the sale. The animals were more expensive than the previous cattle, and he worried that perhaps he shouldn't have paid the additional money. I knew his worries had vanished when one night he woke me up at two in the morning to explain that the guys in the Sheriff's Posse liked the cattle so much that they had wanted to run them through twice as much, and that he had made the amazing sum of $45.00! Hey, this was 1965! I still have a hat rack at the Santa Rosa, NM ranch he made from the horns of these first corriente cattle.
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