Clay O'Brien Cooper

Clay O'Brien Cooper

5 Seasons

"Be a student of the game." - Clay O'Brien Cooper
Clay O'Brien Cooper has competed in 29 National Finals Rodeos in his career bringing home 7 World Titles and has earned just over $3 million in career earnings.

Clay O'Brien Cooper
  • Game Plan on a Fresh Horse

    Episode 1

    Everyone from the best in the world down to beginners have to deal with fresh horses in the roping pen from time to time. What's the best way to approach a practice session on a fresh horse, and what expectations should you have? Clay O'Brien Cooper explains how he handles a horse with plenty of ...

  • Yes, Your Heel Horse Needs to Break at the Poll. Here's How.

    Episode 2

    How your heel horse responds to pressure from the bridle reins can make or break your run. In this video, Clay O'Brien Cooper talks through how he teaches his heel horses to break at the poll and how that affects the rest of his run.

  • Fine-Tuning Aggressive, Green Horses

    Episode 3

    Jake Barnes and Clay O'Brien Cooper ride almost-ready-to-rodeo green horses through a windy practice session.

  • What Makes a Good Prospect

    Episode 4

    Clay O'Brien Cooper talks through what makes a good heel horse prospect, using his gelding Trooper as an example. He covers the mental and physical attributes of a young horse, and how he approaches the training knowing those elements of his personality and structure.

  • Champ's Next Great One

    Episode 5

    Clay O'Brien Cooper has a new top horse. "Trooper" has big shoes to fill, but he comes from the right line of great horses to make the leap into greatness.

  • God and Kory Koontz: The Story of Clay Cooper's Great LB

    Episode 6

    Clay O’Brien Cooper rode the bay gelding LB to over a million dollars in earnings, including wins at RodeoHouston, the American and the George Strait. The horse—made by the great Kory Koontz­—had a style all his own and carried the seven-time World Champ to the richest years of his rodeo career. ...