Starting a Rope Horse: Developing Timing
A successful rope horse career starts with solid basics.

Whether you’re starting a heel horse, breakaway horse or calf horse, a good foundation of the basics will set you and your horse up for success. In this video brought to you by Cactus RopesTrevor Brazile and Miles Baker explain how they start their rope horses to go in any direction by helping them develop an ingrained sense of timing.

“This is how we start all of the horses, and then we can choose which way they go. But they all have the same foundation of finding a cow and having great timing before we ever choose which direction we take them.”

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.

About Miles Baker:

Miles Baker builds some of the best horses in the roping industry, ringing a bell at horse sales and winning big at the rope horse futurities. His ranch-raised horsemanship is why the King of the Cowboys, Trevor Brazile, relies on Baker for his in- and out-of-the-arena training help.

Miles Baker joins Brazile, seven-time World Champs Jake Barnes and Clay Cooper, two-time World Champs Patrick Smith and Matt Sherwood and other NFR talents on Roping.com.

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