Rodeo de Galisteo: A family affair

Rodeo de Galisteo: A family affair

There are 8 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Rodeo de Galisteo: A family affair. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Long before the first bull storms out of a chute or the first cowgirl races down the arena and around three barrels, Rudy Sena's family is hard at work preparing for the Rodeo de Galisteo.

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vegard

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jul 18, 2009
Rodeos are extremely abusive to animals. Period. Don't fall for the warm, fuzzy "family" nonsense or the "traditional" BS (rodeos have only been around since the mid 1800s, and there's actually a 1905 New Mexico law that recognized its cruelty and specifically prohibited cattle roping exhibitions).

If you don't patronize rodeos, they'll die a natural death. And if you want to learn more about what really goes on at rodoes, click on www.sharkonline.org

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#2 Jul 19, 2009
Vegard poster (above) is a f uk-tard.

The article says: "We really want to remind people this is a truly Western event,"

and she (Rudy's daughter) is right. You won't ever see old time rodeo more authentic than you will at this Galisteo Rodeo. It is absolutely wonderful and a blast.

Good for Rudy Sena and volunteers for starting this 37 years ago and keeping it going in the truest traditional sense.

I've had Santa Fe friends win the bullriding, barrel race, etc., in the past. I've had the joy of camping out the night before (as mentioned in the article) and hear the oldtimers play their guitars and fiddle and jam to their traditional Spanish folk songs and music. This rodeo has always been special and is some of my best memories.
Honestly

Berkeley, CA

#3 Jul 19, 2009
vegard wrote:
Rodeos are extremely abusive to animals. Period. Don't fall for the warm, fuzzy "family" nonsense or the "traditional" BS (rodeos have only been around since the mid 1800s, and there's actually a 1905 New Mexico law that recognized its cruelty and specifically prohibited cattle roping exhibitions).
If you don't patronize rodeos, they'll die a natural death. And if you want to learn more about what really goes on at rodoes, click on www.sharkonline.org
Come on this isn't for lily livered tree huggers. Rodeo maybe as far as your concerned is some abomination but it is a chance for hard working cowboys to showcase their skills learned raising animals, cattle drives and the other tough jobs related to ranching. This probably goes back further than you think with this sport taking throughout the Spanish American empire. Let's not forget our Hawaiian Panolos brothers either. There is lots of pride in the expertise these guys worked very hard to attain. Try it, you might actually like it but as you point out - its not for everyone.
Carmencita

Lynnfield, MA

#4 Jul 19, 2009
Frankly, I would love to see this rodeo...maybe next year. And considering cock,dog,and bull fights, I hardly think it would be too tough on the animals. But then I've never seen a rodeo and will save my judgments till I do.
rodeo lover

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 19, 2009
vegard wrote:
Rodeos are extremely abusive to animals. Period. Don't fall for the warm, fuzzy "family" nonsense or the "traditional" BS (rodeos have only been around since the mid 1800s, and there's actually a 1905 New Mexico law that recognized its cruelty and specifically prohibited cattle roping exhibitions).
If you don't patronize rodeos, they'll die a natural death. And if you want to learn more about what really goes on at rodoes, click on www.sharkonline.org
I can't believe anyone is stupid enough to fall for Hindi's BS.
New Mexico Photographer

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jul 20, 2009
Vegard must be Steve Hindi's propaganda minister for the Santa Fe papers. Every time a rodeo article appears, Vegard posts a thread of cut & paste slander lifted directly from SHARK web sites. Vegard's obvious lack of firsthand knowledge of rodeo combined with a monotonous, robotic, and blind repetition of propaganda should be classed as an inhumane treatment of Topix readers. How zombie-like and cult-driven can one be? Unfortunately, Vegard's nonsense sounds credible to some urban, alienated people who don't know any better. This is why such libel should never go unchallenged. These perverted and ghoulish activists are a genuine danger to the West.

Rudy's rodeo is special and is to be embraced and supported. Something about it attracts people from all over. And then there are those who have will never miss it (myself included). Country folks attend in part to watch the Santa Fe freaks and weirdos! But lets not forget: Hundreds of country rodeos take place in similar arenas and magnificent landscapes across the West. Amateur rodeo remains a glorious tradition and way-of-life. And as always, rodeo is all about a partnership between people and animals. One rarely meets a people with more respect and knowledge for animals.
New Mexico Photographer

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jul 20, 2009
Carmencita wrote:
Frankly, I would love to see this rodeo...maybe next year. And considering ****,dog,and bull fights, I hardly think it would be too tough on the animals. But then I've never seen a rodeo and will save my judgments till I do.
Carmencita makes perfect sense. She has never seen a rodeo so she is withholding judgment on whether it is too tough on animals. Firsthand experience is everything, secondhand opinion nothing.

Keep in mind that rodeo has little in common with dog or bull fighting, or cockfighting. It is not a blood sport. At no time is an injury to an animal the desired goal. Considering rodeo's high action and roughness, it's amazing how rare injuries occur to animals or people. Animal-rights activists claim scores of animals are killed in every rodeo, but we know that is utter nonsense. It's simply an expression of the sick and perverted torture porn culture of ARAs.
Honestly

United States

#8 Jul 20, 2009
Honestly wrote:
<quoted text>Come on this isn't for lily livered tree huggers. Rodeo maybe as far as your concerned is some abomination but it is a chance for hard working cowboys to showcase their skills learned raising animals, cattle drives and the other tough jobs related to ranching. This probably goes back further than you think with this sport taking throughout the Spanish American empire. Let's not forget our Hawaiian Paniolo brothers either. There is lots of pride in the expertise these guys worked very hard to attain. Try it, you might actually like it but as you point out - its not for everyone.
http://www.rodeooahu.com/

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