bolaWith the boleadoras or bola (Spanish for ball) you can catch animals by entangling their legs or even breaking them with the cord.
The boleadoras consists of two, usually 3 (sometimes up to eight) cords having at their end a ball. They are bound together at the other end. The balls are made of wood, iron or stone or leather bags with stones.
In order to shed it is grasped at one of the balls or where the strings come together. The bola gets up to 100 miles per hour.

In westerns experienced cowboys catch their cattle with a lasso or thorw loop.

To catch wild it does not seem appropriate to me.

To catch cattle I would rather hang the loop at an easier to target stake.