He lost it in a Team Roping accident. They are trying to reattach it but are not certain if it will take or not.
"All I have to do is really learn how to dance with a bull. You just have to remember that he's definitely leading and you have to follow. You can't get behind at all. If you keep in time with him, you're all right. I just wish it wasn't such a hard dance to learn."- Fred Boettcher
Post by rossco4worldchamp on May 21, 2007 14:27:44 GMT -5
They showed a shot of his riding hand on Saturday night and it looked kind of odd... He has about 1/2 of his thumb left, but not enough to wrap around the rope when he rides. He's slightly modified the way he wraps his hand, but we'll see if it works, he said after he rides it's still pretty sore so it may be a little while before we see if his new technique works!!
Post by rodeogal10077 on May 21, 2007 18:08:33 GMT -5
I imagine it has to be a disadvantage to ride without a thumb, but he'll probably get used to it. It's similar to Tater Porter with his finger that can't bend around his rope. When he fell off though, his hand was the last thing to come off.
'No matter how tough the circumstances, never quit'