Patrick Smith’s Introduction to the Rope Horse Breeding Game
On this week's episode of the Short Score, two-time World Champion Patrick Smith talks about his journey with stallion WSR Hesa Dunofa Lena.
Patrick Smith heeling on stallion WSR Hesa Dunofa Lena at the Lazy E Arena's Bob Feist Invitational (BFI)
Rooster at the 2020 BFI at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. | Jamie Arviso Photo

Patrick Smith is ready to hit the rodeo trail in 2022 with WSR Hesa Dunofa Lena—the only stallion in the Royal Crown ranks to have competed and won everywhere from the National Finals Rodeo to Salinas and most rodeos and jackpots in between.

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Smith bought “Rooster” because he’s talented and can win, but the breeding game has been an added business venture that came with stallion ownership. And to own a stud in the era of the Royal Crown, the Riata Buckle and the American Rope Horse Futurity Association is a bit of serendipity. In today’s episode, Smith talks about all he’s learned and what he’s still learning about breeding rope horses in today’s bull-market climate.TRJ

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