Ropers Embracing New Audio Lessons from Pros Through “The Score” Podcast


The Team Roping Journal is partnering with top trainers and ropers in the Western performance industry to release audio roping and horsemanship lessons through the brand’s podcast, “The Score.”

The audio roping lessons will give ropers five- to 10-minute instruction from world champions like Rich Skelton and revered horsewomen like WPRA legend Lari Dee Guy, covering topics like building a practice plan, skills to work on with and without cattle and refining your riding throughout your run.

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“Our research shows that through these challenging times, most ropers are still in the practice pen getting ready for the first jackpot back,” editor and podcast host Chelsea Shaffer said. “We want to do whatever we can to help ropers stay connected to their passion, and top cowboys and cowgirls in the industry have jumped on board to help us.”

With five lessons already live, The Score’s seen a 90-percent retention rate on these special episodes, meaning ropers are devouring the content at well-above industry averages. Thousands of ropers have already listened to each episode. 

Ropers can find each episode on and through all major podcast channels, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

Complete Listing of Audio Lessons: 

The Left Hand with Lari Dee Guy

Intentional Practice with Rich Skelton

Building Confidence in Your Horses with Kolton Schmidt

The Lost Art of Pen Roping with Bert McGill

Slow Down Your Practice Session with Dustin Searcy

About The Team Roping Journal and “The Score”

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.

‘The Score’ is The Team Roping Journal’s 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.

For more information, contact editor and host Chelsea Shaffer at or 724-882-7267. For advertising inquiries, contact or 806-622-2225.

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