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Team Ropers

For Those of You Who Missed the 2022 NFR Boat…

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How to Win in Team Roping: Headers’ Edition

In the lower divisions, what specific skills separate the consistent winners from the rest of the pack? We surveyed the industry’s leaders and top producers for their seasoned perspectives.

Jake Barnes Loop Size Team Roping Journal


Finding the Perfect Loop-Size Fit

Loop size should be adjusted based on scenarios and horn size. 

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The Reaching Revolution

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"The Score" Podcast

The Score: How to Handle First Steer Nerves with Jake Barnes

Purina brings you this Saturday team roping tip from, featuring Jake Barnes discussing why the first steer you run is so important and how to manage your nerves.


Both Hands Matter to Every Team Roper

Team Roping Tips

The Header’s Swing

Are you getting a figure-8 in your swing? Here's how to hold and swing your rope for the best loop.


What’s Your Reason for Roping?

Why do you rope, whether for a living or for fun?


Head Horse Build

Jake Barnes prioritizes horse performance above all else. But he's learned a thing or two about how conformation can affect performance.

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Handling Steers & Helping Your Heeler

Jake Barnes on the importance of handling steers well.

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