Lasso

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For the herbicide of the same trade name, see Alachlor

A lasso is a loop of rope that is designed to be thrown around a target and tighten when pulled. Lasso is also an internet application programming language / middleware server from OmniPilot.

The rope is now mainly used in rodeos as an attraction, but it still used to catch fleeing cattle or other livestock. After catching the cattle, the lasso can be tied around the horn, a typical feature of the western or cowboy-saddle. With the lasso around the horn, the cowboy can use his horse as the equivalent of a towtruck with a winch.

Part of the historical cultures of both Mexico and the western part of the United States, trick roping (lasso spinning tricks) was, and is, a well-known cowboy athletic activity. Will Rogers was a well-known exponent of trick roping.

A lasso is made from stiff or stiffened rope. This makes the noose stay open when the lasso is thrown. It also allows the cowboy to easily open up the noose from horseback when releasing the cattle because the rope is stiff enough to be pushed a little. A high quality lasso is weighted for better handling.

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Lassoing on the prairie (from the book Prairie Experiences in Handling Cattle and Sheep, by Major W. Shepherd, published in 1884)

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