Where you place your left hand matters when you’re roping the dummy, helping keep your horse’s head out of the way while also helping keep you from handcuffing yourself with your rope.
In this instructional video from the Win-A-Day clinic, sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition, two-time world champion header Clay Smith explains where your left hand should be while roping the dummy.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WIN-A-DAY CLINIC:
Two-time world champion header and ADM Ambassador Clay Smith traveled to Ericson, Nebraska’s Pitzer Ranch in October this past fall, to run a Win-A-Day clinic, sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition and The Team Roping Journal. The winner, 22-year-old Danielle Wray, invited a handful of friends to join. Pitzer’s Jim Brinkman provided not only a dry indoor for a successful event but numerous mounts for Smith, as well.
Learn more about ADM Animal Nutrition here.
ABOUT CLAY SMITH:
Clay Smith grew up doing almost everything from horseback. His father, Mark Smith, has been breaking and training horses since high school, when he also got his first infectious taste of roping. It would only be natural that Clay and his brothers would take to roping. According to Clay, “Roping has taught us a strong work ethic, the ability to absolutely focus, and responsibility, not only for keeping ourselves fit and healthy, but especially the horses which are an integral part of our lives.”