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Editor's Notes

Announcement: New Nationwide Team Roping Clinic Tour

As told in the April 2022 issue, Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Shaffer announces a nationwide clinic kick-off to be hosted in conjunction with April's Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping in Fort Worth.

Heeling

Ryan Motes’ Step-By-Step Heel Horse Box Work Tips

With more and more people training and riding young horses, it’s important for us to be aware of how we handle those young horses in the box. There are tried-and-true strategies for keeping your young heel horses comfortable and calm in the box that will let you do your job as a heeler and keep your horses working for years to come.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Hitting the Mile High Team Roping Highlights as the Countdown Continues in Denver

A team roping update on who’s winning what and how the format works at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver, held January 13-23, 2022.

Rope Horses

Did You Know These Great Horses Are Related? Part 2

These great rope horses were conceived to be excellent. Here are their stories.

Team Roping News

Getting Heated: The 2021 NFR Round 3 Cheat Sheet

Five-time NFR qualifier Ryan Motes breaks down the ins and outs of Round 2 of the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roping and tells ropers what to watch for in Round 3.

Team Ropers

The Emperor’s New Groove: Cutting Icon Winston Hansma’s Venture into Team Roping

How National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Famer Winston Hansma is finding a new passion in team roping with the help of some top-notch roping talent.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Gold-Buckle Chances: NFR Veterans Sound Off on 2020 Team Roping Championship Scenarios

Some of the long-best headers and heelers in the world—who've been in tough 10th-round battles themselves—weigh in on the 2020 PRCA Team Roping World standings heading into the 10th Round of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Cheat Sheet: Motes Breaks Down Each Team’s Round 3 Chances

Each team's Round 3 prospects, broken down by Reserve World Champion Ryan Motes.

Heeling

Battling Downtime with Ryan Motes

Strategic practice is the key to staying sharp during time off from competition.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Home-Towner: Proctor and Motes Inch Closer to Top 15 with Weatherford Win

Coleman Proctor and Ryan Motes won Motes' home-town rodeo in Weatherford, Texas, worth $3,751 a man for a 4.2-second run.

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