Roperbiker, welcome to the forum! Yep, not too many ropers on here, so the roping section has the tendency to collect dust.
My husband and I both enjoy ranch rodeos, but getting a good team together and practicing together is the hardest part. Some girls and I have a pretty competitive team, but getting coordinated. One girl lives over by Waco and two of us live by Tyler and we have a couple of alternates. We had big plans of hitting the WRRA rodeos and making the finals this year but it fell through. The mare that I use, her feet fell apart and her shoulders have been bothering her. Like you you I have a younger horse that is great, but just needs to be seasoned by going to town. He is great for doing ranch work, but going to town was a major deal.
I have never done a whole lot of team roping, but what little I have was good fun! I bet your excited to get your horse going good. Team roping is pretty popular here, but it seems most of them are put on by little production companies. On the west coast it seems to be all assoc. Based USTRC, ACTRA.
The heat down here sucks! I am miserable and so are my horses. We went to friends the other weekend to help him work some cows and rope calves. We were gathering at daylight, but had to quit at 10 because it was just too hard on cattle, horses and people.
I ride at the fairgrounds a couple times a week and if I sweet talk the manager he will turn the fans on in the indoor for me which makes it tolerable and getting there as soon as they unlock the gates in the morning.
I can't wait until the fall!
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.