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Both Hands Matter to Every Team Roper

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What’s Your Reason for Roping?

Why do you rope, whether for a living or for fun?

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Head Horse Build

Jake Barnes prioritizes horse performance above all else. But he's learned a thing or two about how conformation can affect performance.

As a header, I judge my handles on how easy I make it on my heeler. TRJ File Photo

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Handling Steers & Helping Your Heeler

Jake Barnes on the importance of handling steers well.

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The Master and The Kid Make Some Noise at La Fiesta in Tucson

Jake Barnes cracks out at the La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros ProRodeo in Tucson, Arizona.

Your loop should basically be big enough to reach the steer’s horns and be tight from your saddle horn to the steer before you turn off. TRJ File Photo

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Jake Barnes’ Fundamentals of Loop Size

Jake Barnes' tips on finding the right loop size in team roping.

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Get the Edge In Your Roping with Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper have 56 National Finals Rodeo qualifications and seven NFR average wins between them. They won Rodeo’s Super Bowl together in three different decades—in 1985, 1994 and 2007. Dan Hubbell Photo

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There is No Single Path to Success in Team Roping or Life

How you succeed in roping and in life depends on the gifts you have and how you choose to use them.

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The Benefits of Boosting Team Morale

Roping.com coach Jake Barnes' advice on the benefits for boosting team morale.

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My Namesake & Great Uncle Jake McClure

Jake Barnes talks about his Great Uncle Jake McClure and his impact on the rodeo world.

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