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post #1 of 8 Old 08-04-2020, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Goat Tying Dismount

I’ve been a barrel racer my whole life and I’m trying to add a few events to my plate for hs rodeo, and I need some help with my goat dismount. Both of my horses stop as soon as my right leg comes out of my stirrup to swing my leg over. When they do that it throws me forward rather than letting me ride off my left stirrup for the last few strides.

How do I keep my horse running while I dismount?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-04-2020, 11:25 AM
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I've known a couple of world champion goat ropers and they never stopped to dismount. Horse would enter into a slide and they dismount while in motion.

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-04-2020, 04:57 PM
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Sounds like you have a emergency brake trained horse. Great feature to have.
Perhaps you can train another cue that if you do ‘x’ the horse keep going at whatever speed you want him too, if not, he defaults to stopping when he feels the foot comes out.
Chances are he feels un-balanced when you do that.
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I misread the the op. I thought you wanted the horse to stop.

Start with the slide. Even if your horse has this down you want to separate the steps of dismounting into pieces. If your balance is good I would ride patterns, any patterns in a two point and take your foot out of the stirrup and just hold it out while pushing the horse forward until there is no hesitation then move on to step two and keep it up until again no hesitation then when you are ready for the final step cue the slide and do step one. Keep at that until he is confident you don't want him to stop and proceed to the next step. Once you get to the final he should be doing what you want and you just step off.

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I was never great at goat tying but one issue I had as a beginner was being scared of the dismount and unconsciously pulling back on the reins slowing and stopping my horse as I dismounted.

My tip is to be aware of your left hand rein position all the way through the dismount. Keep driving and after you dismount keep your horse running with you to teach her she needs to keep going all the way and alongside of you through your dismount.

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I thought the subject must have been a typo but others have said it too - what does goat tying mean? Makes me think of that horrible calf roping 'sport'.
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Goat tying Readers Digest version- a goat tethered on a 10 ft lead. Start line 100 ft from goat. Rider runs down dismounts, flanks and ties 3 legs with a piggin string. Tie must hold for 6 seconds, if not, no time.
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I thought the subject must have been a typo but others have said it too - what does goat tying mean? Makes me think of that horrible calf roping 'sport'.
It’s quite like calf roping, yes. Just no roping! Just the dismount, flanking, and tying. Not horrible at all.
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