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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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Broc Cresta Memorial Pro-Am Largest Turn Out To Date

I pulled into Cottonwood, CA around 7:30 am for the Broc Cresta Memorial Pro-Am Team Roping.  For those who have never attended, the roping takes place at the home of Jeff Davis’ 4-Star Rodeo Company.  As you pull up to the ranch, the first thing you see are rolling pastures with bucking bulls and horses

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Roping Mindset

One of the first goals I set when I started really trying to improve my roping was to get to the point where I expected to catch two feet every time I backed into the box. At first, my focus was in the practice pen. I would hope to catch two feet, at best, but

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His and Hers Bridles In The Tack Room

I share head horses with my husband. I am a #4 and he is a #5+ so we ride a little differently. He also runs around the local amateur rodeo circuit, so everything we have must be snappy and quick to get left. I weigh a bit less than he does, so my upper body

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