Originally Posted by smrobs
Okay, I was picturing something more like my boy. Yours is not too tall then, it would just take some practice to get all the angles right. It is all just a matter of speed. Can she get out of the box and up beside the steer in just a couple of strides? And if you head on her, you will have to make sure that your saddle fits perfectly because all that torque on the horn can make for some pretty bad pain with an ill-fitting saddle. If she has a good stop on her, I would imagine that she could do okay heeling. I wish you luck.
Thanks for the info. I just moved her to a roping ranch, hence my sudden interest in roping. I just started learning how to rope on the ground, so we're a long way away from team roping. This is all hypothetical at this point.
She's only been under saddle since January, and she was a full time carriage horse until a month ago. We've just been walking and trotting with a little bit of cantering thrown in a couple of times a week to get her in shape. I should also mention that I ride english, and she doesn't neck rein (yet).
I was talking to a friend of mine about it today, and he doesn't think that I'll be able to head with her, but he said she might be able to heel. I don't have a western saddle (yet), but I'll be sure to find one that fits her.