World’s Greatest Horseman finalist Tyler Merrill joins team roping’s 3.3-second record holdersBrock Hanson and Ryan Motes in the practice pen for an exclusive streaming video series that pulls back the current on horseman who go from the futurity arena to the rodeo arena seamlessly.

If you’re in the process of training your next rock-solid rope horse, five-time NFR qualifier Motes, NFR Header Hanson and trainer Tyler Merrill’s latest series on is a must-see for its thorough breakdowns of each run and each horse’s needs.

In their new series available exclusively on, Motes, Hanson and Merrill give ropers a look into their systems for training their next horse or talented futurity prospect. Topics they cover include:

●      Rodeo Horse Tuning Session

●      Pre-Futurity Practice Runs

●      Solid Horse Practice Session with Bit Changes

●      Jackpot-Style Practice Runs and more

Based in Weatherford, Texas, Motes is a five-time NFR qualifier who has had multiple once-in-a-lifetime-caliber heel horses in his career. A talented roper and teacher, Motes is no stranger to—he gave run reviews at the 2022 NFR and is a current coach.

With nearly $500K in ProRodeo earnings and two NFR go-round wins to his name, Hanson is a National Finals Rodeo header and deadly switch-ender who knows good horses, too. Hanson is as skilled with a horse as he is with a rope, and he has a variety of ways and techniques he uses to bring young horses along and make a good one.

Born into the horse industry, Merrill was raised showing horses in a variety of disciplines and, after graduating from military school, he began training horses professionally. He currently owns and operates Tyler Merrill Performance Hoses, where he specializes in cutting, roping and cow horses. Merrill shows horses in the Snaffle Bit Futurity, NCHA, NRCHA, American Rope Horse Futurity, Riata Buckle Futurity, Royal Crown Futurity and more.

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