Speed Williams, Raising Kids in the Arena
The other day while at a Junior Rodeo, I was asked my thoughts about roping dummies like the Quick Fire, Super Goat, Hot Heels, and goats. Some parents think this creates bad habits and won’t let their kids rope them. When I was growing up there were a few heelers…Read More
My daughter does not like to miss. She’s very cautious, will take extra swings to make sure she catches, and follows instructions to a tee. I have to challenge her to rope fast. Since she doesn’t like to miss, she has trouble taking a risky throw. I really have to…Read More
A couple of weeks ago I asked my son, Gabe, to ride some head horses for me. My wife has a horse, Deputy, that she hasn’t been riding, and Hali has one she hasn’t been able to ride. I promised Gabe if he would ride these horses I would take…Read More
Both Hali and Gabe were recently given the opportunity to rope in the Wildfire Sponsor roping for Precision HydroVac. Instead of heading against his sister, we decided Gabe would heel for me. He’s been heading very well and he’s been working at his heeling and dallying roping the Hot Heels…Read More
One of the most important things I learned watching my father teach people to rope was to help keep them safe. He would let headers start out with just one coil in their hands and the tail of their rope hanging down by their stirrup. There’s no option, when you…Read More
Teaching people to rope, and improve their roping, is what I do for a living. I enjoy teaching riding and roping and seeing the improvements people make. I think it’s important to be ready to rope when you get to your cow, especially with the popularity of the World Series…Read More
My daughter, Hali, is in her second year of Junior Rodeo and I’ve had some interesting conversations with parents at these events. One question I’m often asked is how to deal with when your child has a bad day, or when things don’t go according to plan. I’ve caught a…Read More
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