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Cattle Rancher

Physical Danger

When dealing with hundreds of pounds of cow, horse, or other animal, something at some point is bound to go wrong. Maybe your horse bucks you and you land on your butt, breaking your tailbone so that you find yourself needing to sit on a coccyx cushion. Maybe you catch a hoof in the crotchular region while attempting to hog-tie a calf at the annual county rodeo. At any rate, working with animals requires you to know what you're doing, and to be ready to go with a bag of ice and a bottle of ibuprofen should the situation require it.