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Coach’s Profile: Clay O’Brien Cooper

Recently, I got to talk with a longtime family friend who just happens to be the newest addition to the Roping.com coaching team. Known around the world as everything from Clay O, Clay O’Brien, and Clay Cooper to the full length Clay O’Brien Cooper, it’s no secret that Clay is a pretty big deal. But

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DO’s and DON’Ts of Buying a Rope Horse

I have sold quite a few rope horses in my time. I have bought quite a few also. It used to be that you would go to jackpot and tell someone that you were looking for a new main mount and word would pass through the roping community like wildfire. But now we live in the

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DO’s and DON’Ts of Selling Your Rope Horse On Facebook

2018. A year where you can buy, sell, or trade just about anything on Facebook. It used to be if you wanted to sell a horse, you told a friend, who told a friend, who told their brother’s cousin’s sister-in-law’s uncle. From there, a person would come try the horse and a handshake sealed the

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Behind The Box: 10 Memorable Moments from the 41st Annual BFI

I have always been a huge fan of the Bob Feist Invitational.  After all, it is the most prestigious team roping event ever created!  So, when Kami Peterson called me and asked if I could help with BFI Week, I jumped at the opportunity. Going behind the scenes of the 41st Annual BFI and BFI

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Dating A Team Roper: 101

We all want to find “the one”.  It’s ingrained in our brains at an early age that the ultimate goal in life is to find a partner, settle down, get married, and start a family.  It’s the whole white picket fence bit and once you hit 30, the pressure is on.  Whether you accept that

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When A Cowboy Earns His Wings

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” -Haruki Murakami They say the only things certain in life are death and taxes.  We all know we are going to go at some point, we just don’t always know when or how. Last weekend, we were at a jackpot where a wonderful

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Teaching To Teach

“Teachers who love teaching teach students to love learning.” -Robert John Meehan Growing up, I was really lucky to have my dad as a team roping coach and teacher.  While at times he could be a little hard on me for making careless mistakes, he was always quick to praise the things that I was

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The Cowboy Way

It seems like the deeper that we dive into this millennial generation, the farther and farther away we get from the cowboy way.  It wasn’t long ago that “ma’am” and “sir” were common words in a cowboy’s vocabulary.  A young cowboy would nearly break his neck getting to the door before a young lady or

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Horse Health: Copper Nails vs Steel Nails

No hoof, no horse… right? If it weren’t for this mantra, would we be so willing to spend thousands of dollars on maintenance for our horse’s feet? How often do we change farriers because the old one did something we didn’t like or made a mistake with the hooves of our equine athlete which causes

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Sport’s Psychology As It Relates To Team Roping

Hello Ropers! I am excited to share some insights about the intersections between sport psychology, counseling, and team roping! Sport psychology is a form of applied counseling designed to provide instruction and training of psychological skills for psychological improvement. Most people think of counseling in the traditional sense—the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving

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