History: “Topsy” The Rope-Spinning Horse

Reprinted from the April 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

History: “Topsy” The Rope-Spinning Horse
By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta.

‘Now I have known fancy ropers for a long time and am pretty familiar with all the tricks in that trade that have been accomplished by the manipulators of the spinning lariat, but this mare “Topsy” I’m going to tell you about, is the only horse that I ever heard of that actually spins a rope and keeps it going without having the honda fastened to keep the loop from slipping down to zero, and that is a doggoned sight more than some human fancy rope spinners can say who spin several loops at once.’

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