Angles and positioning are just as important on the dummy as they are on your heel horse. 

In this bonus tips episode of The Short ScorePatrick Smith explains these topics, and feeding your rope for maximum efficiency on the heel side in this clip from the Legend film.

Watch Now: Dummy Instruction with Patrick Smith

Don’t forget that Smith’s new instructional video Stay Driven, by PoleStar Visuals, drops on the week of Thanksgiving 2023. Stay Driven, will focus on the team component of the sport, an element often overlooked by ropers of all levels and will use never-before-seen camera angles and video technology to deepen viewers’ understanding of the sport. 

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