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Steer Control with Brock Hanson

How to give your heeler a fair read through the corner by making sure your rope is tight between your saddle horn and the steer’s head.

Rhen Richard explaining a drill on the Smarty Sidekick.


Hook Onto the Steer in the Right Spot With This Smarty Drill

Smarty Pro Rhen Richard demonstrates how to hook on in the right spot on the Smarty Sidekick.

Jake Barnes and Clay O'Brien Cooper team roping at the 1988 BFI with Jake riding his horse Big John.

Jake Barnes

The Head Horses That Made Me

The horses that defined Jake Barnes' career.

Jake Barnes

"The Score" Podcast

Practice with Intent

Jake Barnes discusses how working on yourself and your horses, and using your practice time wisely leads to success.

Dustin Equisquiza backed in the box on his horse, ready to rope


How Dustin Egusquiza Angles His Head Swing

Dustin Egusquiza explains how he adjusts swing to get clean head catches.


How to Keep Your Horse Running Straight to the Steer

Tyler Merrill explains how to keep your horse running straight to the steer to give you the best shot possible. 

Jake Barnes

Improving Your Roping in the Information Age: Digital Training Tools for Team Ropers

There are more digital training tools for team ropers than ever before. Use them.


Scoring: A QUICK Step-By-Step Problem Solving Guide with Tate Kirchenschlager

“When a green horse doesn’t score well in a practice session, I’m not going to crucify him.” 

Jake Barnes

When the Rodeo Road Ends: Life After Rodeo with Jake Barnes

What happens when the rodeo road ends? Jake Barnes talks reinventing his life at 63.


No Heeler? No Problem. Clay Tryan Talks Solo Practice

Sometimes you might only be able to fit in practice at an off time of day, when nobody is around to heel for you or drive the four-wheeler.

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