Originally Posted by Roperchick
Breakaway was always my favorite event in rodeo.
Yes definitely work on his stop. Have you ever roped off him before?
Roping horses are trained to stop on a dime when that
Rope shoots out. Its especially important for breakaway because the time doesn't stop till that rope pops off your saddle horn. So having a strong brake
From your horse which is your anchor will help get a quicker time.
Is it difficult to train for? Not really.
It depends on the horses level of experience and the riders. My rope horses were all ranch horses before so it was an easy transition.
Ok so what I've work on so far is still his stops at all the speeds, and then stand still while I rope since I'm kinda horrible at it ha ha. I tried him moving a couple times while roping he could care less about the rope. I also did a lot of letting him touch the rope and I rubbed it all over his neck and he was like eh whatever didn't bother him so I'm super happy about that! The only issue is I don't have 1) cattleto work with 2) the place we can go and use livestock at only does it once a month. We haven't gone yet to try with cattle, but hopefully soon. Thanks for posting! This has been up forever I feel like! Posted via Mobile Device