In the June issue of Western horseman was an article featuring Tyler Magnus. It basically talked about equipment, adjustment, body position and a little on horsemanship.
One of my peeves is team ropers that only lope their horses on the left lead. I understand the thinking behind it but I just do not agree. I have found it makes for unbalanced horses. I have had a couple of horses that were trained this way and if you were to look straight down on them their muscling was uneven due to only loping on the left lead. And it is horrible habit to correct should they need to move on to something else. Mr. Magnus advocates only loping on the left lead but I will give him credit for counter bending. I honestly do not think this is "good horsemanship". I worked for a guy who also qualified for the NFR 10 times and all of his horses worked both ways but when it came time to rope they knew what lead to come out on, it wasn't an issue.
So do you guys only lope on the left lead?