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Reno Welcomes Bfi Week In June
The good news out of Nevada for professional team ropers is the state has announced it can hold the 2021 Reno Rodeo. BFI owners plan to simply build on the momentum of their March event in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to again host “the most anticipated Monday
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Bit Junkie
Kayelen Helton: That was Sugar’s bit. She was very light. She did not like to be pulled on. If I did have to pull on her, it wasn’t so much bit that it scared her. There wasn’t a lot of pressure there. All of my horses are pretty light, so everything
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
2021 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo Payout and Format Announced
The World Champions Rodeo Alliance, in partnership with Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, is excited to announce the format and payout for the 2021 event. The DO47 will play host to the second stop of the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during t
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Big Hit
Rodney Smith and Dustin Payton picked up $12,690 for their win in the #10.5 Ariat World Series of Team Roping qualifier in Andrews, Texas, produced by Mathews Land and Cattle. They roped four steers in 34.01 seconds to secure their spot at the 2021 A
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
32 Nd ustrc National Finals #9.5 Shootout Produces Both Cinch Ladies High-money Winners
York, Nebraska’s Annsley Vernon, 16, put all her eggs in the #9.5 Shootout basket at the 2021 Cinch USTRC National Finals XXXII on Friday, April 30. Heading for Cooper Mendenhall, the 4 roper turned four steers in 37.35 seconds, earning the team thir
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lectureDiet & Nutrition
Feed Cart
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The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Why They Work
Designed to provide enhanced breakover from front to back, thus easing tension on the deep digital flexor tendon. Benefits performance horses by spreading the load over the entire hoof, not just the perimeter, thus reducing painful leverage on soft
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Game Plan with Nick Sartain
How Nick Sartain’s masterful first swing maximizes his ability to fire at the line. When I’m in a scenario with a short score—like an Ariat World Series of Team Roping qualifier or a short-score rodeo—I’m going to have to swing twice and throw. To b
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
New Products
Spreading girth itch and fungus due to shared latigos and cinches slows down your training and riding plans. New from Classic Equine, the cinch and latigo protector is a must-have item for anyone riding more than one horse under the same saddle. The
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
The Team Roping Journal
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The Team Roping Journal6 min de lecture
The Chill Factor
When your horse gets on the muscle in the box, your chance to win money gets just as tight. Is your caballo kicking its rear end out of the corner, forcing you to stuff it back into place? Squatting or leaning back into the corner? Simply tightening
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
JX2’s Sweet Ride
JX2 Team Roping awarded its first-ever Classic Cadillac and single-horse bumper-pull trailer to Abdiel Zamora for winning the high-point title in the #10.5 Slide at the Georgia Big Dawg April 17 in Statesboro, Georgia. Zamora, of Okeechobee, Florida,
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
Trust Your Training And Go For It
When we’re developing our roping skills, we’re all in learning mode. That learning curve pertains to the many moving parts of being a heeler, and part of the process is drilling down and isolating every aspect of heeling. From how you ride your horse
The Team Roping Journal23 min de lecture
CINCH USTRC NATIONAL FINALS XXXII Winner's Circle
What began with April showers, ended with a beautiful, sunshiny day in Fort Worth. The final steer of the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping XXXII ran down the arena on Sunday afternoon putting a cap on one of the greatest ropings in the hist
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Heartland Wstr Qualifier Schedule
May 30: San Antonio, Texas #10.5 June 4: Hamilton, Texas #12.5 June 25: Hamilton, Texas #13.5 July 17: Stephenville, Texas #11.5 Sept. 6: Hamilton, Texas #8.5 Sept. 26: Abilene, Texas #9.5 Oct. 23: Hamilton, Texas #11.5 Oct 24: Hamilton, Texas #9.5 O
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
Freeze Frame
SITUATION: First round of the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida TIME: 5.2 seconds OUTCOME: Placed second in the first round, worth $3,849 each, and won the RNCFR after roping their final steer in 6.3 seconds worth $6,158 each,
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Final Thoughts
“The rope horse deal has a quicker turnover, so we have more horses in and out, and so it cycles more often. The cow horses tend to stay longer in the program. So, the 2-year-olds and the rope horses are the numbers that fluctuate the most. Those num
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
A Fresh Start: Boyd’s Top Horse Finds Relief In New Softriders Regimen
How Soft Ride’s latest innovation—the SoftRider Arena Gel Shoes—provided relief and upped the performance of Bobby Boyd’s great mare, Dixie. Bobby Boyd has long been a team roping veterinary resource. As an Open-caliber header and a vet, plenty of to
The Team Roping Journal4 min de lecture
Aiming True
Sonna Warvell hesitates to call herself a team roper. “For me, I have team roped, but I’m a trick roper. That’s my profession.” Warvell is the daughter of the late Jim and Jan Warvell who created a family act of Roman riding, trick riding, dancing ho
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
Heartland Payout Tops Half-a-million With Eight Divisions To Go In 2021
With only four Ariat World Series of Team Roping Heartland events down in 2021, the association has so far paid out a whopping $524,800, plus a prizeline of Gist Buckles and Cactus Saddles. Eight more Heartland Ropings are on the books for 2021, whic
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
Rodeo Ready Or Not, Here I Come
Young guys who’ve been busy climbing the roping ranks eventually reach the crossroads of wondering if they’re ready to make it rodeoing. I tell them, “If you think you have what it takes, go for it.” But the burning desire that goes with a big dream
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Try This
Some horses get hotter the more you mess with them. But moving their feet from left to right and breaking loose their shoulders gets them more relaxed than backing in and holding pressure [Summers]. Walking some circles and knocking that horse off yo
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
What Not to Do
Mistakes can be made when nerves are tense and a horse is hot, hot, hot. According to Clint Summers, Tyler Wade, Clay Logan, and Tee Woolman, whatever you do, do not: Back in there and nod, but only as fast as it works out. All that does is teach a
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
Next Level with Shay Carroll
Headers get plenty of coaching on their reaching. Here’s how heelers can make the hard shots work, with National Finals Rodeo heeler Shay Carroll. I’ve found myself in two situations that require reaching more than I like. The first situation is if
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Dear Roper
Dear Roper, There’s something about the atmosphere of a Saturday night high school rodeo fundraiser #11.5 slide that I just love. Don’t get me wrong—there’s nothing like a top-notch Ariat World Series of Team Roping qualifier, a USTRC Signature Se
The Team Roping Journal2 min de lecture
Perspective: How To Find It
Question: How do you work on your mental game? What tactics do you think a person should use to improve their confidence and focus? —Samantha Williams; Chattanooga, Tennessee Answer: This isn’t the easiest question to answer, because it’s like teac
The Team Roping Journal4 min de lecture
(At Home With)
Q: So many ropers around the country know the Stamper family. For those who don’t, who else ropes in your family besides you, your parents and your brother and sisters? A: My grandpa, Zack Stamper, started it all in our family. He was the originato
The Team Roping Journal1 min de lecture
Trifecta
Buddy Hawkins is now a three-time Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion, winning the 2021 title April 10 in Kissimmee, Florida, with brother-in-law Andrew Ward. Ward and Hawkins won $19,706 each for the weekend, placing in each round of the tour
The Team Roping Journal3 min de lecture
5 FLAT with Zane Bruce
There aren’t many secrets to making a broke horse that the majority of average ropers can ride. Ultimately, our whole family spends a lot of time with each horse, getting them ready to haul, putting a solid pattern on them and just using them. But ov
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Realtor Index
With the Western way of life becoming more and more appealing to the masses, having a real estate agent who understands the needs of the team roper in one of the most competitive markets in history is more important than ever before. Families are flo
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