WhoDoesntLikeADonut t1_j23uajj wrote

Ok so you’re trying to catch a moving bovine. You might be trying to catch them around the head, or the heels. But in either case, you’re moving yourself on a horse, and then also trying to capture something moving so it can be tricky to get your timing right.

For example. If you’re trying to heel a steer, there’s a very specific moment where you have to throw so the loop goes around both hind legs. So you have to get you/your horse/your steer in the right spot to get it done and then time it perfectly and it’s all very fast.

The twirling the rope gets and keeps it ready for when your moment appears.