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post #11 of 12 Old 07-31-2013, 10:07 AM
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Rider, you probably know this, but in case you don't...when you rope the dummy, you should always have your left foot forward, that way you will more closely replicate the posture/position you will be in when roping from the horse(since the horse should be in the left lead)...this will also serve to keep your left shoulder in front of the right so you will be in a better position once you pull your slack to hold the horse up in the corner so he won't start "ducking" off...I had a big issue with that when I started back to roping last fall--just one of the things I had forgotten during my time away from it...
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post #12 of 12 Old 07-31-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Oh yes.... technicalities! Hahaha. Perfect practice makes perfect is what the guy who pretty much taught me everything about roping said at his clinic. :)
Basically, for me, when I'm practicing, if I just say "arm out, right over left" I catch every time.

Last night I was having a good night lol. I was switching between heading and heeling every few runs.... mostly because I could hahaha. I hardly heel - calves at branding and a couple years ago when my head horse was out of commission aaaand I pulled one of our many young mares out of pasture and made her a heeling ponie! In the first week or two I made 15 bucks on her from a toonie jackpot for splitting first or something like that lol. My mom is now using her as a full time heel horse and they are both doing really well

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