Hook Onto the Steer in the Right Spot With This Smarty Drill

Smarty Pro Rhen Richard demonstrates how to hook on in the right spot on the Smarty Sidekick.

In this video brought to you by Smarty, Rhen Richard demonstrates how to work your angles and hook onto the steer in the right spot, using the Smarty Sidekick.

“When I’m approaching the cow and I get it on the steer, I want to be able to hook onto that cow and have contact with him with my horse before I go left.”

Watch “Hook Onto the Steer in the Right Spot With This Smarty Drill” now:


The Smarty Sidekick is a ground head dummy you can take anywhere, thus the reason for its name. It is constructed of durable low-density polyethylene that will easily handle wear and tear in hot and cold weather. The Sidekick ½ body is compact and comes equipped with an easy grip handle and secure base, which means you can practice where you are. The horns are stationary and not collapsible like the Smarty the Steer.



Rhen Richard is an all-around hand from Utah who’s made the Finals five times—three times in the heading and twice in the calf roping. He and his family’s A&C Racing raise and train top-tier prospects who excel at the rope horse futurity game. He’s got nearly $1.5 million in ProRodeo earnings and he was the Resistol Rookie of the Year in the heeling in 2008.

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