okhorselover - 2021-12-03 10:51 AM
Mighty Broke - 2021-12-03 8:44 AM
okhorselover - 2021-12-02 8:29 PM
This is scary. I just googled teton ridge. Teton Ridge Ranch accommodates no more people than can fit in its horse-drawn sleigh: 14. Typically, however, no more than 10 at a time enjoy this Tetonia, Idaho, retreat, which is said to be owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen (though ranch officials decline to comment on their boss' identity).Mar 1, 2004
Thomas Tull owns Teton Ridge---google him. He is an amazing story, he is NOT CHINA. He sold a production company years ago to a China entity and now says that the China he dealt with back then is not the China we are dealing with now and he sees China as the biggest threat to America. People are complaining about him donating to Democrats---Trump did the same thing when in the business world.
I know Mel well enough to know he wouldn't approve of a bad deal. I'll wait & see what happens. Alot of crap going on in this world today. My question again, why be buying up horse industries ? To better the western way of life ?? It's fine the way it was. And no Sherry would never be involved in anything bad but people can be known to be deseiving.
I think our way of life and the Western Lifestyle is great!! I dont see how it can be improved any better then what it is now, and having a city person coming in and telling everybody that he can improved it better then what it is now IS hog wash!!! I just wonder why hes buying up every thing possable in such a hurry. I just pray hes really doing this out of the goodness of his heart.
I think buying up Space would have been better myself, lol.. And leave things the way they are, nothings broken!! The way things have been going with the President I dont trust anybody that thinks they can improve our lifestyle.
Just because they are amongst the elite of the sport and have made it this far doesn't make them immune to poor business decisions and or making a mistake. Money can make very smart talented people do very stupid things. I stand by that something isn't exactly right with all this. I was really pulling for Dona Kay last night. But I was pleased with the leader board.
Don't get me wrong, he will be doing this with intent to make money. Go watch some videos on him on Youtube, amazing stuff. But he looks for industries that are under represented. He feels that the equine industry is under represented as far as profesional athletes go. Imagine---20-25 of the best barrel racers competeing on TV live---how exciting would that be for our industry. Think of all the young kids watching and say---I want to do that. Instead of people looking down at what we do, they would be lloking up at us. This is the man to do it---he has the means and he has the connections.
Personally I think our western way of life, rodeo, cutting, etc are just fine. Let it alone. If I had this guys money, "and I'm being 100% honest here" I would be very comfrotable with my life " and I am without money like he has" and I would take that money & help the vetrans, the homeless, etc instead of trying to to whatever he is trying to do to rodeo & other equine sports. JMHO
Some of you are really crazy IMO to support money spent on space travel VS something you say you love and support.
Those bad Taylor Sheridan people are at the NCHA Futurity raising money for cancer tonight. If you go to nchacutting.com and click on futurity webcast you can watch the Yellowstone people raise money for cancer charity. Right now live.
ETA: Lloyd was a wreck, Teeter can ride but had bad luck, Jimmy got a gift of a score but did a great job. Tom Watson was great.
Meh... so what... the kind of money they have they could donate easily more than they could probably raise. It's a nice gesture, don't get me wrong here. How much of that money goes directly to cancer patients and families? Just because they do stuff like this doesn't necessarily mean they are the stand up citizens some want to portray they are. I don't know exactly how much Yellowstone people are involved with Teton Ridge... so it may be completely separate deal one not having anything to do with the other. When my son had a cancer benefit family from my ex husband's side showed up and dropped a very substantial amount of money in front of everyone .... they also left with a bunch of items that didn't belong to them that we had to replace out of our own pocket so the folks that bid and won the item actually got what they paid for. They also took a nice Henry rifle that my brother in law bid and won and donated to my son to have.... when we figured out who had it, we kept asking for it back was told it was being engraved for my boy .... it took 2 years of constant asking and complaining.. ignored phone calls and messages ... it was finally returned to us with a crummy TINY engraved cancer sign on it. 2 years we fought to get that back for my boy. People doing Nobel things in front of a crowd aren't always super awesome amazing generous people..... just from my own experience.
Palopony - 2021-12-03 8:34 PM
I need to go back and reread and see who said that Taylor Sheridan and his people were bad, I must have messed that, Nobody said anything bad about Yellowstone that I remember either.
So now you name calling us on here, for why? Why did you go there?!! Nobody said they support space travel, LOL you are the one that brought that up about space, so why did space even come to mind, ha ha ha ha, we were just saying space to entertain you, and it worked. I would love that he spend money on people that needed help, like our Vets that are living on the streets, hungry children/adults, the homeless and theres alot more, pretty sure hes already doing that right!!! I think our western ways, as in horses are awesome the way they are now, I didnt know that it was so bad in you peoples eyes, heck I think its doing pretty darn good. You once again are saying things that were never said on here..
Now back to the NFR..
I will preface this by saying that I am OLD .... and this whole thread reminds me of years ago of all of the b*tching, p*ssing and moaning that happened when Las Vegas wanted to take over the NFR .... and look how THAT ended! These billionaires put MILLIONS into football, basketball, baseball and every other sport ...... WHY then is it so bad that one wants to put money into the "western" sports? WHY NOT give the man a chance and THEN b*tch if it goes bad instead of bad mouthing the person on PUBLIC forums????
What he's bought won't make a profit, so why buy it ????
(unless his money is being made fronting for someone else)
NJJ - 2021-12-04 9:38 AM
Pretty sure you are all over FB *****ing over everythig so maybe don't point the finger at others. Why is it unusual for folks to discuss something as big as a billionaire taking over the biggest platforms in the sport, am I concerned? Maybe there ain't nothing I can do it about it. Have not read anyone making attacks on TR just discussing.
I highly doubt any of those big wigs involved give 2 wet toots what we think on here or even people raising heck on Facebook really. I've enjoyed the discussion personally... I'm glad there are like minded folks out there, that believe things are fine just the way they are/were. We already get to watch the best of the best each year. One thing I've always loved about the speed events ... there's way less politics involved... you're either faster or you're not. Reining and cutting are judged by a person or people ... don't know how l that works... you're given a score based off of someone's opinion. Run for a million etc etc... not trying to get too off topic but you can kinda see where I'm getting at.
BTW while we are talking about China take a lookey at all the big name corps that get their goods from china - Pro Choice - Classic Equine on their leg protection and cowgirl tuff. TR made their fortune from china and others but they ain't alone!
okhorselover - 2021-12-03 7:30 PM
Perhaps you should research the Tull Family foundation to see how much money this man donates .......
Southtxponygirl - 2021-12-03 10:23 PM
If I remember right, many were complaining about how TS portrayed barrel racers on Yellowstone. I did find it funny someone said the reining trainers were correct. I did think it was bad ass when she pulled the knife out of Walker.
It really shocks me when people want to tell others how to donate money. I personally don't care. I think buying horses and promoting a sport I love over sending people to space is a win in my book.
Want2chase3 So happy for you he is an ex.
Check out the sales at the NCHA Futurity, it's crazy prices. Just saw a 20 year od stud sell for 1.3 million. FYI horses have always been a rich mans sport. But if you have talent and a work ethic you can win. Watching you all get all upset really shocks me, it's still the fastest time wins. Try showing cutters or reiners. My issue is they are raising them like puppies and ruining the breed by doing it. JMO
NJJ - 2021-12-09 10:04 AM
"Last year, on the same day that Trump officially launched his Presidential bid, his campaign provided a specific number: a “summary of net worth” document made public that day stated that Trump had given away $102 million between 2009 and 2014." New Yorker
So that's just about $20M per year for Trump - who is evil in your opinion.
Pelosi Foundation - Line 25, Contributions, $92K for 2015 (and all years were within 10% of this for as many years as I could find). And she's the ultimate liberal, and probably wealthier than Trump by 10x.
Charitable dontations are normal and expected from anyone who makes a great deal of money annually. Great deal as in 7-8-9-10+ figures. It does not signify that the person is good or bad. It's part of how they write off so much income. Even if they 'believe' in their cause/s, it's only because of the tax write off that they donate so much. Or, they are trying to buy influence somewhere, somehow.
lonely va barrelxr - 2021-12-09 9:52 AM
This was a silly post. Oh well, on with your day.
okhorselover - 2021-12-09 1:42 PM
Silly is the posts trying to claim this Tull person is a great person for donating so much each year. Donations have nothing to do with a persons goodness or badness. It has to do with their income level.
Since Pelosi and Trump are complete opposites on anyone's radar I thought these two examples would be good. Especially since NJJ is a Trump hater.
lonely va barrelxr - 2021-12-09 2:17 PM
Point taken ..... Thomas Tull is surely a sh*tty person because you can compare him to the WORST ....... TRUMP !!!!
Of course, you have literally MISSED MY point regarding HER statement of
"I would be very comfortable with my life " and I am without money like he has" and I would take that money & help the vetrans, the homeless, etc instead of trying to to whatever he is trying to do to rodeo & other equine sports"
But then, why should I be surprised that NO THREAD here can ever be discussed WITHOUT making it "political" ..... good job!
it's funny how many of you don't like successful people.
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