Two-time World Champion Heeler Patrick Smith, describing the legacy of his great horse Amigo, is the guest on Season 2, Episode 9 of The Score, The Team Roping Journal’s podcast that streams anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Smith officially retired his sorrel, 20-year-old, big kneed gelding, earlier this winter. The gelding is now turned out at Smith’s Lipan, Texas ranch, enjoying retirement after a career that spanned two decades and shaped the career of his two-time world champion owner.
Amigo—registered with the AQHA as Sunday Night Bingo—won the AQHA/PRCA Heel Horse of the Year title in 2007, right alongside Walt, the iconic head horse of Travis Tryan’s (who, by the way, will be our next special horse feature).
He won titles everywhere from the Bob Feist Invitational to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and he even helped Trevor Brazile win $100,000 or more at the Lazy E’s Timed Event Championships.
Smith is one of the good ones in so many ways, but particularly because of the credit he gives his horses through his success. So there’s nobody better to tell you about one of the greatest heel horses of the generation than Smith himself. Enjoy.TRJ
This episode is brought to you by the Bob Feist Invitational.
About “The Score”: The Score is The Team Roping Journal’s semi-weekly podcast, highlighting the team roping industry’s top talents and influencers through stories that inspire and connect ropers. Host Chelsea Shaffer sits down with ropers from the professional ranks as well as industry icons and producers to delve into topics that make the team roping world tick. Season 2 will feature even deeper interviews, storytelling and issue-based coverage.
About The Team Roping Journal: The Team Roping Journal strives to expand and energize the team roping industry by telling dynamic stories of the people, horses and events that inspire the sport. Through engaging editorial and photography, we work to provide the necessary content for today’s team roper to maximize his or her precious time in and out of the arena.