Tie-Down Roping

Tests a horse’s ability to follow a calf at great speed, giving the rider the best opportunity to catch the calf. The horse is judged on how quietly he waits for the calf to be released; how well he runs to the calf; how he rates his speed and position so that the rider can rope the calf; and how well the horse stops and works the end of the rope, keeping the slack out but not dragging the calf. There is a one-minute time limit for all roping events.

February 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Training
World-renowned roping clinician and horse trainer Lari Dee Guy takes us through her steps to ensure her horses have a rock-solid start out of the roping box.
February 13, 2021 | Showing , Timed / Speed events
Is AQHA roping judged or timed? And what are judges looking for?
January 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Tack care
How to stiffen a soft rope, fight humidity and ensure your ropes last long and hit their mark, whether you're team, breakaway or tie-down roping.
December 21, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
As Potter Ranch perpetuates champion barrel racing, roping and steer wrestling horses, they’re keeping the Driftwood bloodline alive.
December 11, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Professional roper Jackie Crawford demonstrates her drills for desensitizing a new rope horse.

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