Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Rodear - It Ain't Just for Cattle

The Spanish word "rodear" means to encircle or surround.

It is also a method of working cattle, where multiple cowboys ride in a circle around cattle, containing them inside a virtual fence made of horses and riders.  It is a lovely thing to watch.

However, a rodear isn't just for holding cattle as this video demonstrates.

Never mind the politics; that isn't what this post is about.  Just watch the horses and riders at work.

Equine cops are cool!

 I hope budget cuts never put these Denver police horses out of work.  Not only do they enforce the law, they reach out to the community like only horses can.

 Click HERE for a story and video from last year.  As far as I know, they are still on the job.


  1. I've always admired police horses.

  2. Years ago when I was a newspaper reporter I did a story at a police building where they were showing off some of their equipment and such like. They had a police horse there that was so big. It towered above me and was quite intimidating. It was a beautiful horse though.