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Time For An Oil Change: Maintaining Your Horse

You maintain your car.  You maintain your home.  You maintain yourself.  So, what do you do to maintain your horse?  Some people think it stops with shoeing and worming, but the truth is, there is a lot more that should be going into maintaining your horses to keep them performing at their top level.  

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

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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Overcoming The Loss Of A Good Horse

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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Overcoming A Performance Plateau

“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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Attitude Is Everything: Maintaining Your Mental Game

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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The Long Haul: Hauling Your Horses Long Distances

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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