Tie-Down Roping

Tests a horse’s ability to follow a calf at great speed, giving the rider the best opportunity to catch the calf. The horse is judged on how quietly he waits for the calf to be released; how well he runs to the calf; how he rates his speed and position so that the rider can rope the calf; and how well the horse stops and works the end of the rope, keeping the slack out but not dragging the calf. There is a one-minute time limit for all roping events.

July 13, 2021 | News and Publications , Western
A pro rodeo horse of the year, at the end of his career, is giving an ambitious young roper a jump start. 
May 22, 2021 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
Use lateral work as part of your rope horse training regimen.
March 30, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Like a trip to the batting cages, roping tools keep ropers tuned by teaching beginners the ropes and seasoning pros.
February 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Training
World-renowned roping clinician and horse trainer Lari Dee Guy takes us through her steps to ensure her horses have a rock-solid start out of the roping box.
February 13, 2021 | Showing , Timed / Speed events
Is AQHA roping judged or timed? And what are judges looking for?

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