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Enhance your roping accuracy and consistency with targeted dummy drills. These videos provide step-by-step guidance on practicing your roping technique, honing your precision with a bale of hay, a Nex or a Smarty.
When you're roping the breakaway dummy, your weight should be on the heels of your feet rather than your toes. In this video, Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson explain their breakaway roping stance and why it matters.
Roping the breakaway dummy at a walk can help create muscle memory in your swing when you're running to a live calf. In this video, Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson demonstrate one of their favorite breakaway roping dummy drills.
Roping Lesson on Horseback with Shelby Boisjoli and Kelsie Domer
NFBR qualifiers Shelby Boisjoli and Kelsie Domer work through common roping mistakes and break down these cowgirls' roping on the sled at the Smarty Young Pro clinic. They work through basic to advanced mistakes.
This simple drill is perfect for beginners or younger ropers to learn how to react quickly while breakaway roping. Martha and Sarah Angelone originally learned this game at a Joe Beaver Clinic and have used it throughout the years to train themselves to be prepared for any situation that could ar...
Not only is the position that you rope from on the dummy important, your core and arm positioning has effects on your loop. Martha Angelone shares a simple drill to help train your body to stay in good position through your throw when roping the dummy on the ground and explains how it can carry o...
Martha Angelone's first swing is one of her keys to wicked fast runs. She breaks down precisely how she brings her first swing up and sets herself up to deliver quickly, then how she launches her last swing to the target for high-percentage catches.
Martha Angelone explains the ways that she uses roping the dummy to train herself to be fast in competition. Sarah Angelone explains how she applies pressure to herself and her young horses in order to prepare to win at jackpots and rodeos. They give examples of how their father and a mentor taug...
Practicing Roping on the Gain and Catching Tricky Calves
Sarah Angelone shares how she practices roping on the gain from the ground. Martha breaks down how she and Sarah's delivery style helps both ladies reach and catch close cattle, and Sarah demonstrates drills to help keep an open, even loop when calves move left or right during a run.
Why shouldn't Breakaway Ropers Speed Up Their Delivery?
NFBR qualifier Cadee Williams answers the question of why it can be troublesome to speed up your last swing when breakaway roping. She breaks down how she puts power on her swing and delivers with less aggression in order to smoothly catch calves.
NFBR aggregate champion Cadee Williams explains how she controls her top and bottom strand when breakaway roping versus heading in the team roping. She also works through her measurements for spoke length, loop size and more to help create a balanced and snappy loop.
Cadee Williams has her own swinging style—a hybrid between traditional heading and breakaway loops. She explains what this looks like, how she turns her rope over and the key to delivering straight to your target.
Cadee Williams knows how to throw FAST. She shares her secrets to bringing her first swing up and covering the most area in order to achieve high-percentage catching shots right out of the box. She discusses her angles, arm position and more on the ground.
Martha rides her older horse, Simba and demonstrates drills on the sled that can help horses pay attention and rate off a calf during a live run. Sarah Angelone and 4-year-old Squishy try the drill as well and work on staying smooth, focused and in the correct position. Both sisters talk through ...
Danielle Lowman shows why she alternates between roping the Heelomatic Nex and Smarty training tools. She also explains what specific parts of her roping she focuses on while roping on the ground and some simple drills that help keep her loop sharp. Lowman explains how frequently she ropes the du...
Lowman breaks down more of her horse training principles in this video. She explains how she trains horses to track, move through her throw and stop straight behind the calf dummy. She also describes how she keeps horses in the right lead and how she focuses on her riding while roping the sled. S...