4 “We flopped a critter by putting a rope on one of its front feet. By throwing the rope on a front foot the animal would be tripped easily. Putting the rope on an animals front foot is not as hard as it appears to be. It is just a mater of throwing the rope at the proper time, so as the loop lights where it comes down, and the animal steps into the loop. Soon as the animal takes up the slack, its foot is pulled out from under it, and the critter takes [a?] spill.
“When the animal hits the ground [??] always will follow a few seconds, while the critter is getting air back into its bellows, / when it will lie still. During this spell I had to put a tie on its hind legs, and this rope was tied to its front legs. The four legs were pulled togeter and in this position / that it [tied?] this way, the critter is helpless and one can do anything with it. When flipping a critter for the purpose of doctoring it, one had to leave the saddle quickly and get the job done before the critter got its wind back and went to kicking.
“When the job was finsihed, I untied the animal and then beat it for my hoss. When the longhorn got to its feet, it was ready to fight anything on the ground in the vicinity. If the [?] on his hoss, riding away, the critter would look around a bit. If it didn't see anything to tackle it would stalk away.
“Generally, about 50 waddies were employed on the Staple Five outfit. A number of waddies looked after the hosses, and did the wrangling. The rest of the outfit [?] their time with various