Jake Barnes & Clay O’Brien Cooper: It’s Team Roping

Sometimes people tend to forget that this is team roping. You couldn’t do it by yourself if you wanted to, and the more you consider how to make every run better for your partner, the better. Headers need to remember that there are times when taking a little extra time to set up a good handle will be quicker in the end than dropping a coil, heading left and hanging your heeler out to dry. All that means is he’s going to need more time to get in position for his throw. And if he’s struggling, the team’s struggling. All you heelers out there need to remember to do your part early in the run, too. Keep those steers off the right fence and make things easier on your header. Be unselfish and you’ll be more successful.

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