How many ''ROPERS'' do you know that can still count to 10? Not too many. Its not because theyre dumb (Heck these guys show up with a nice horse, nice pickup, and more often than not, get the girls worth getting/Sorry ROUGHSTOCK guys, but its true) Simple digit dismemberment from mis-directed dallys is the culprit. We ''ROUGHSTOCK'' guys often get the glory from our peers, and a jaded look from our mothers....afterall, ''ROUGHSTOCK is the most dangerous! Why cant you be a ROPER instead like Dan & Dustin, theyre nice boys?!?'' -mom. Well for ONCE mom was wrong! Sure we ROUGHSTOCK guys have our share of bumps, and bruises, with an ocasional broken bone or hospital stay(not to mention some SWEET best wrecks videos to bragg about), but when its all said and done, We ROUGHSTOCK riders can still appreciate a good crisp trigger! Yep ma, theres an up side to it all. See we spent our youth as adrennelin junkies wich better prepares us for lifes future adventures in far away places. We can sleep wherever we land. Were used to going it alone, and experts at self doctoring/medicating. And were already used to perfofming under pressure, so in the event of a Lion charge, or an angry Griz encounter were better prepared.....And see ma,I can still count to 10 and feel a trigger!! Moms just dont get it sometimes, so I guess well have to be patient with them since we cant all be ROPERS. As an ex ranch hand and has been rodeo cowboy I thought some of you could appreciate the on going humor between lifelong hunters/adventure seekers and moms, not to mention taking a poke at some of our Roping buddies. ''winmag''