Ok, please bear with me... I'm new, don't know what has and hasn't been covered before but I have about a million different questions running through my mind.
I'm left handed.... talked to a guy today on here that recommended learning to rope right handed. Are there any lefties out there and if so, how does that work when roping with a right handed person? Does it really matter in the slow working style of ranch roping?
In a rodeo situation, how would a lefty line up? Would you still use the area to the right of the calf chute or would you back your horse in on the left side? Are any of you lefties who forced yourself to do this right handed?
I have a roping clip of me... roping a sawhorse/stump combo that I use for a roping dummy in my garage. If I post it, can I get some critiques on form or anything else you think I need to fix? Yes, I realize it very well may be a novel in the form of responses... but I think I'm ready to deal with that.
Dallying.... that's just taking slack and putting two wraps around the saddle horn right? Why is leather wraps on the horn better than rubber for ranch roping? Should I be learning to neck rope calves first or like somebody suggested to another newbie in another thread, should I work on heeling first? How do I learn that with a pretty stationary sawhorse? My dogs already aren't a fan of me busting out the rope.
Somebody said learn on the ground first... no problem... I haven't been on a horse in quite a while so I've got plenty of ground to work with. I will have to look at my rope.... I think on my yellow wrap on the rope, the writing is rubbed off pretty well... it was a used rope but seems pretty flexible. That said, I have no idea how stiff of a lay it has. Anyway, I'll think of more and post more tonight I'm sure... but here is that roping clip. I'm sure its all sorts of ugly to you polished ropers but please tell me what I could work on.... thanks in advance.