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Lightning Aguilera Makes a Play at Albuquerque

Lightning Aguilera breaks down his 4.8-second run with Coleby Payne at the one-header at Albuquerque.


Understanding the Crossfire with Jake Long 

Crossfiring isn’t exactly what we’re trying to do. But it happens when we put ourselves in less-than-ideal situations, and we have to use our ropes to overcome them. 

Fast Shot Jonathan Torres

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Riding High for a Fast Shot With Jonathan Torres

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First Ride to Futurity Champion with Miles Baker

Miles Baker's colt Blade has been winning for the past year. Watch how this colt was started.

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Heeling Tips Roping the Sled with Junior Nogueria

Junior Noguiera breaks down sled roping runs at the Smarty Young Pro camp.

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Maintaining Control in the Box

2015 World Champion Aaron Tsinigine talks about maintaining control in the box by keeping your horse calm.

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Addressing Box Issues with Miles Baker

Where do head box issues really come from, and how do the best in the world address them?

Heeler Horsemanship Trevor Brazile


The Heeler’s Struggles

I saw an online survey asking ropers what their No. 1 struggle is on the heel side. The most common answer was position, but I have an amendment to that.

Rhen Richard Smarty Drill

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This Smarty Drill Will Help You Master Staying Above the Horns

Smarty Pro Rhen Richard demonstrates the header's ideal swing on the Smarty Sidekick.

Team Roping Tips

Playing on Borrowed Time: Here’s How To Fit in Practice and Gain Focus

We tap some of the sport’s best for their pre-Finale, short-on-time advice.

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