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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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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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The Man Behind The Quarter Million

As superstitious as it may be, Friday the 13th brought fame and fortune to the rope horse industry. Horse trainers and avid ropers came from all over the country to Ft. Worth, Texas to prove their young, rope horses were worth a quarter million dollars. The first ever World Championship Rope Horse Futurity was a

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Why A Crossfire Rule?

The crossfire rule came into play in the late 70s and what is surprising is you could do it at amateur rodeos and all amateur jackpots, but it was the PRCA that banned heeling steers before they were turned. I personally practiced roping steers going straight down the arena for four years…and I don’t mean

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Changing The All-Girl Game With Whitney Desalvo

Female ropers have been beating the odds and changing the game at a rapid pace. These ropers have mounted themselves on higher caliber horses and built insane strength with their ropes. It is nothing to watch a #15 or #13 roping and see females roping with the best. All girl ropings are a prime example

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Stepping Up Your Mental Game

Don’t carry your mistakes around with you, instead place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to success – Ryan Ferreras. Mental game: It’s something that all ropers deal with, regardless of their level. The biggest thing about having a good strong mental game is just believing in yourself and telling yourself

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Team Roper Fitness

We keep our horses in tip top shape, so why not ourselves? I’m the first one to admit that my idea of fitness is “fit-ness whole pizza in my mouth,” but when I wanted to step up my roping I realized I needed to build my strength. When roping at top speed it is easy

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Developing Mental Toughness In The Roping Pen

It’s your first run of the day.  You are up in ten teams.  You feel that familiar adrenaline start to set in.  Your heart starts to pound a little harder than normal.  You feel it first in your chest, then it slowly starts to set in all over your body.  You feel it in your

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5 Easy Therapies For A Happy Rope Horse

As someone who stays on the road, I am always looking for anything to keep my horses feeling good. When a new therapy product comes out I am the first to buy it. This is a list of my favorite five. Disclaimer: my crew of horses are slightly (okay, very much) spoiled. A good chiropractor

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Tips For Raising A Team Roper

Whether you are a roper yourself or your child has randomly become attracted to the cowboy life, when your kid decides to start roping, it changes the family dynamics. Roping is a time and money consuming hobby (re: lifestyle), but it is great sport for kids to be involved in. It requires hard work and

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