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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!  Easier said than done sometimes, right? I came home last week from a video shoot in Arizona.  During my video shoot with 7-time World Champion team roper, Jake Barnes, I was questioned on why I am still a #4 header after 15 plus years of team roping.  He …

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I received a phone call early in the dawn hours from my neighbor.  It was a rainy day and I hadn’t yet been out to feed.  He told me that I had a horse down in my pasture and that it looked like something was really wrong.  I didn’t even have to look outside…I felt …

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“Look in the mirror…that is your competition!”  But, what happens when you stop competing with yourself?  We all become a little complacent, or comfortable, in life.  Be it with our relationships, our jobs, or our hobbies…from time to time we just stop trying to improve and are happy with settling for how things are currently. …

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A wise man once said, “Attitude is the little thing that makes a big difference.”  That wise man was Winston Churchill.  Now, Winston (as far as I know) wasn’t a team roper…but that quote is one that we as team ropers should memorize and remind ourselves of every time we pick up a rope.  Nothing …

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It’s been said that you know you’re a team roper if a 3 hour drive is close to home.  Let’s face it, we will drive hundreds, if not thousands of miles to make an event.  Team ropers have no problem driving halfway across the nation just to throw their rope at a chance at big …

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After the first few roping lessons and clinics I ever took, I felt that I didn’t get much out of the experience. I remember it feeling like a circus: I showed up with ten to twelve other people for one to two days, thinking I was going to completely transform my roping. I realize now …

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The world series of team roping has had a major impact on the team roping horse market. There is a big debate between the cost of the horse and it’s worth. How much a horse costs may not necessarily correlate with how much it is worth. For example, I could argue that a particular horse may not be worth $10,000. However, the fact that you can go rope almost every weekend for several thousands of dollars on that horse is an interesting thing to consider.

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  The wild-west way is alive and well all over America. For cowboys who can’t get enough, here is a list of some of the top states for roping and riding to help plan your rodeo, riding and roping schedule next year. 1. Texas The top of this list should be no surprise. The 23-day …

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Growing up cowboy requires life skills that are different from kids raised in urban areas. You get to have hands-on experience with animals that city kids can only read about in books or experience in a controlled setting such as agriculture fairs or theme parks. For instance, roping is an essential skill for working with …

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    As rodeo season has arrived, there are a few events you should consider attending. If you are a serious fan, mark your calender and saddle up for a great time. Here are five events you will not want to miss. 1. Prescott Frontier Days Since 1888, one of the best rodeos has taken …

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