A horse who’s quick on his feet can certainly be a boon, but can footspeed make or break a run? In this video brought to you by Cactus Ropes, Trevor Brazile and Miles Baker explain when footspeed is a benefit—and when it can be a pitfall.

“If you haven’t really reinforced good timing or to pay attention to your cues, that footspeed can get ahead of hand speed and I’ve seen it a lot. Horses get a little bit too out of control or ahead of the rider. It can definitely be an attribute, but you have to keep it in check.”

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More about Trevor Brazile:

Trevor Brazile is the winningest cowboy in professional rodeo history, with $7 million in career earnings and 26 gold buckles. The sport’s elite all-around hand, Brazile has won over $800,000 in Cinch Timed Event Championship competition alone. Since leaving the rodeo arena full-time in 2019, Brazile has changed his focus to making the best young horses in the roping industry. He’s already won hundreds of thousands in American Rope Horse Futurity Association competition, and his training style and philosophy are based on fundamentals and consistency.

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