7 Tips for Managing a Rope Horse That Gets Too Strong
Don't pick fights with a strong horse. Work with him.
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.
The Perfect Run
How training for rope horse futurities translates into success in any arena.
Fix Your Shouldering Heel Horse
The Heel-O-Matic allows me to separate my roping from my horsemanship, breaking things down into manageable parts that I can address one at a time. Here’s how I work on a heel horse that wants to be strong through the turn.
Roping’s Much-Needed Horsemanship Refocus
The best way to improve your team roping is to improve your horsemanship.
Checklist: Are You Causing Your Horse to Drop His Shoulders?
What could you be doing wrong to cause your horse to drop his shoulders through the turn? My pet peeve is a horse that drops his shoulders through the turn. Some guys don’t mind it but, for me, when my horse drops his shoulders, I cannot take my first shot and my finish will not be fast enough because the horse is getting pulled forward because he’s not working on his hind end. That matters in both the futurities and the rodeos—judges are looking for horses strong to the horn and flaggers stop the clock when the run comes together fast on the horse’s hind end.
Body-Position Breakthrough: Practical Advice That Changed Bobby Mote’s Heading
How Bobby Mote is changing his upper body to get tighter loops and add rate to his running-bred horses.
Futurity Heavyweight Andy Holcomb
Meet Andy Holcomb, the West Coast trainer zeroing in on aged ropings.
Luke Brown is Roping on the Gain
Roping on the Gain. Free-running horses can make a head shot tough. Here’s how Luke Brown masters it.
Paden Bray’s Secret to Keeping a Horse Soft
How Paden Bray uses an O-ring on all of his horses to keep them soft and responsive.