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Changing Times on the Scoring Front

Scoring is still about timing with you and your horse, but the new generation of ropers are throwing when they hit the barrier. 

Jake Barnes Loop Size Team Roping Journal

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Finding the Perfect Loop-Size Fit

Loop size should be adjusted based on scenarios and horn size. 

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Jake Barnes: It’s a Jungle Out There

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The Reaching Revolution

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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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