Originally Posted by waresbear
Kind of rope I should buy to start out with?
Lots of opinions on which rope to use. But, I'll suggest my favorite. I like an extra soft (XS), or extra extra soft (XXS), 3/8" poly for most everything. My new favorite is a 40' rope. I don't think that would be a good choice for arena roping, but it works for slow work and doctoring in my world.
COWCHICA - I can't do a backhand without catching nothing but myself! And that was on a good day. I did get to whap the poor horse on the head while I was trying, but I don't think that added points.
I've never competed anywhere but against each other at work (which is brutal), but you'd think the others would have given me some credit for staying on when ole Dobbin took off sideways.