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Roping clinic

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm
by Bigfoot
Hauling my twins to one this weekend. I've been waiting, till I felt like they were old enough to focus, and learn the entire time. Hope it's worth the money, and time (busy time of year here). I won't post the gentlemans name, but he's a several time NFR qualifier. I almost dread seeing/hearing everything I've showed them wrong over the last few years.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:59 pm
by talltimber
I would take a helper, to video everything they could while they are there. It cuts down on the - "he said to do it like this", and that's what I did. And turn it into, "ok, I'll do it like he said next time" Video don't lie, and cuts down on the arguments. It is also a big help if your kids are big enough to be able to break their runs down themselves, to critique and correct.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:05 pm
by Ol' 243
Bigfoot wrote:Hauling my twins to one this weekend. I've been waiting, till I felt like they were old enough to focus, and learn the entire time. Hope it's worth the money, and time (busy time of year here). I won't post the gentlemans name, but he's a several time NFR qualifier. I almost dread seeing/hearing everything I've showed them wrong over the last few years.


Only thing you could have shown em wrong was a no time for a missed head catch, or a plus five for a leg. :lol:

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:52 pm
by ropinranger
Should be fun for them, getting to hang out with and learn from someone they've seen on tv. Hopefully they will learn a lot!

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:36 pm
by Bigfoot
Bout to pull out, and head that way.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:25 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
If it's Ricky Green, you are in for a blessed weekend. Y'all have fun.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 am
by Bigfoot
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:If it's Ricky Green, you are in for a blessed weekend. Y'all have fun.


Not Ricky.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:47 pm
by Bigfoot
Not sorry I went. To be perfectly truthful, he didn't tell them anything they hadn't already heard, but on the same token there were no bad habits to correct. Might have learned some drills we had never seen before.

I stayed way back, and remained silent, but somehow got drafted in to service as an impromptu helper. He made a stout offer on our heel horse if it passed a vet check including X-rays. I like the horse better than folding money at the moment. I'm sure he wasn't buying for himself though.

Re: Roping clinic

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:24 pm
by ropinranger
Good deal! You must have a fine pony, Congrats!