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post #1 of 2 Old 08-31-2015, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Heeling horse for learning breakaway roper

My 11 y.o. son is wanting to get into roping but his current horse is just not up to it. We have found a local horse who has been mainly used for heeling, and does it very well. Would this horse be a decent horse for my son to continue his learning on?

Basically, can a heeling horse be used for breakaway calf roping?
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-01-2015, 06:07 PM
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Short answer, yes.
Most important, is the horse solid enough that your son can worry about his roping rather than "training" the horse during a run?
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