“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” In this video brought to you by Lone Star Ropes, Patrick Smith explains some of the most common mistakes ropers make when roping the ground dummy—and how to fix them.

“I think it’s really important that you rope the dummy on the ground, but I think it’s also really important that you do it correctly because some of the worst habits that are created for your roping are created on the ground.”

Watch “Avoid These Mistakes When Roping the Ground Dummy ” now:

More about Patrick Smith:

Patrick Smith is a two-time team roping world champion heeler and 12-time NFR qualifier. Smith has deep ties in West Texas’s oilfield business, meaning he understands as much as the everyday roper how critical it is to balance day-to-day life with time in the arena. His easy-to-understand teaching style will improve your roping at every level, from horsemanship basics to heeling fast.

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