Team Roping 101: The Complete Sport from Header to Heeler

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In this handbook, world champion ropers and professional instructors offer advice and valuable tips on coaching students, from groundwork to preparing for and entering competition. Starting with a thorough introduction to the basics—including rope selection, horses, and rider proficiency—this handbook is the official resource to roping from the United States Team Roping Championships, the governing organization of the sport. With complete information about the rules and regulations of the sport, it illustrates how team roping evolved into a sport when a couple of cowboys turned a common ranching procedure—that grew from the securing a steer for branding or medical issues—into a competition. Covering all the essentials, from rope handling both on and off the horse and the ins and outs of a competition to official rules and evaluating personal runs, this indispensible guidebook is a must-have for anyone interested or involved in team roping.

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Kayla Starnes is a writer and photographer who has served as an equine marketing specialist and created a community service initiative to educate inner-city children through contact with horses. She lives in Stephensville, Texas.

KAYLA STARNES, of Morgan Mill, Texas, has spent the last six years documenting and promoting the equine industry in various capacities, including as a public relations and marketing specialist and media relations liaison for the second-largest breed association in the World; as a freelance writer and photographer for magazines and trade publications; and as a project coordinator and writer for a leading performance products manufacturing conglomerate. Starnes' writing and photography has been in print across five continents.

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"This book will walk you step by step through picking out the perfect horse to preparing for your first competition, and all the training in between." Clinton Anderson, world-famous horse trainer, founder of Downunder Horsemanship

"With information covering everything from picking the right horse to roping your first steer, this book will help you on your way to becoming a great team roper." —Horse & Rider  (December 15, 2011)

"The title should have been Team Roping 1001, because it is so full of great information. . . . It's all here, and it's a keeper." —Working Ranch (January 3, 2012)

"A solid introduction to team roping." —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar (January 3, 2012)

"Team Roping 101 should be the essential tool for team ropers and horse enthusiasts of every age alike!" —Chris Cox, Three-time Road to the Horse champion trainer

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