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Unlock the secrets of successful heading in team roping with our exclusive collection of instructional videos. Featuring a lineup of coaches including Trevor Brazile, Miles Baker, Jake Barnes, Matt Sherwood, Rhen Richard, Tate Kirchenschlager, Dakota Kirchenschalger and more, this comprehensive video library is your ticket to mastering the essential skills and strategies required to elevate your heading game.

Our Heading Fundamentals Video Collection offers in-depth insights into the art of heading, catering to ropers of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner looking to establish a solid foundation of scoring, riding and roping or an experienced roper aiming to learn to reach or train head horses, our videos provide invaluable guidance to up your team roping game.

Key Highlights of Our Heading Fundamentals Video Collection:
1. Elite Coaching Team: Learn from a stellar roster of team roping experts, including world champions and seasoned horse trainers, who share their vast knowledge and years of experience.
2.Fundamental Building Blocks: Gain a firm grasp of the core principles like rope handling and swing mechanics that underpin successful heading, as well as horsemanship to positioning and timing.
3.Step-by-Step Instruction: Our videos break down complex skills into manageable, easy-to-follow steps, ensuring you can learn at your own pace.
4.Proven Strategies: Discover the practice strategies and tactics that the pros use to consistently teach students at roping clinics.
5.Teamwork and Communication: Explore the critical aspects of teamwork and communication between headers and heelers, vital for success in team roping.
6.Practice Drills: Access a variety of practice drills and exercises to help you hone your skills and build muscle memory both behind a roping machine or roping dummy and on live cattle.

Whether you aspire to compete at the highest levels of team roping or simply want to enjoy weekends in the practice pen, our Heading Fundamentals Video Collection is your ultimate resource for heading success. With the guidance of renowned coaches like Trevor Brazile, Miles Baker, Jake Barnes, Matt Sherwood, Rhen Richard, Tate Kirchenschlager and more, you'll be well on your way to better roping.

Don't miss this opportunity to take your team roping skills to the next level. Start your journey toward heading mastery today and experience the satisfaction of achieving your roping goals with our comprehensive video collection.

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  • Understanding Buttons in a Head Horse

    Episode 1

    Rhen Richard and Trinity Haggard work together to ensure the horses in the A&C Racing and Roping program are honest and solid. That starts at the beginning of the program, and they explain all of the buttons they need and put into head horses in their program on the horses they raise and train.

  • Throwback: Jake Barnes' Team Roping Basics

    Episode 2

    Seven-time World Champion Jake Barnes talks about the basics of team roping in a 2007 interview with Spin To Win.

  • Coil-Away Loop Size

    Episode 3

    Over feeding slows your horse down by shortening the distance between your hands and causing you to over-engage the bridle reins. A big loop can prevent that.  

  • Beginner | Putting Parts of the Run Together on the Machine

    Episode 4

    Jake Barnes introduces new-roper Ricky to team roping, and in this video he explains how to put the entire run together on a roping machine. 

  • Relentless Insights: The Importance of a Consistent Loop, Coils and Tail

    Episode 5

  • Reaching Fundamentals

    Episode 6

    Reaching can increase your ability to make a run work when everything isn't perfect. To do it right, you've got to practice hard on the dummy, and World Champion Clay Smith explains how to shorten the margin of error. 

  • Relentless Insights: When a Steer Falls: Staying Out of a Wreck

    Episode 7

    What do you do, as a header, to save your heeler when the steer falls?

  • Where Should You Look When Throwing Your Rope?

    Episode 8

    What should a header's focal point be and why?

  • Right Rein Use on a Head Horse

    Episode 9

    Should you use more left rein or more right rein on your head horse? NFR Header JR Dees talks about how he prefers his head horses to work through the corner and through the face.

  • How To Hold The Reins And Coils

    Episode 10

    How should team ropers hold the reins and their coils? World Champion Matt Sherwood shows the right way to control your horse and your rope with your left hand.

  • What Headers Don't Focus on Enough

    Episode 11

    Headers need to focus on watching the steer throughout the run—even after they turn him. This comes into play especially when reaching, according to BFI Champion JR Dees.

  • Understanding Horn Coverage 

    Episode 12

    Kory Koontz gives a roping clinic to Key Card members at the 2022 US Finals, explaining the fundamentals of heading and the secrets to good horn coverage.

  • Roping Fundamentals: Swinging the Rope

    Episode 13

    Learn to swing the rope the right way from the start. Trevor Brazile explains how he swings his rope and how you can learn the right way from the start 

  • HEADING: Distance Between Your Hands

    Episode 14

    Cody Snow explains how he determines the distance between his hands. 

  • Head Rope Grip

    Episode 15

    How you hold your head rope affects your swing. Jake Barnes shows you the correct way to hold your loop and your slack to get the most effective swing and delivery.

  • Roping 101: Basic Bits, Tie-downs & How To Bridle A Horse

    Episode 16

    Jake Barnes explains the fundamentals of bits and tie-downs and how to bridle a bit for a beginner.

  • Heading Basics with Daniel Green

    Episode 17

    Do you know how to make your swing match the tips of the horns? How about the best way to ride into position from front to back, and left to right? If not, learn how to easily catch the horns consistently with Daniel Green.

  • Head Horse Preference

    Episode 18

    What kind of head horse should a ready-to-compete roper be looking for? Jake Barnes talks about the type of rope horse he needs and the attributes he wants in one.

  • Keeping Your Head Horse Free

    Episode 19

    In practice, if your horse reads your throw, correct him by using your feet and your hands to keep him running to the steer.

  • Beginner | Basics Of Pulling The Steer With The Log

    Episode 20

    Jake Barnes introduces new-roper Ricky to team roping, and in this video Barnes teaches him to pull a steer using a log.

  • What Does Feeling the Tip of Your Rope Mean

    Episode 21

    Can you feel the tip of your rope? What does that even mean? Jake Barnes breaks down what feeling the tip of your rope truly means.

  • Why You Can Rope The Dummy Every Time But Can't Catch Live Cattle?

    Episode 22

    Jake Barnes addresses why headers can catch the dummy every time but miss live cattle.

  • Heading Fundamentals on the Smarty

    Episode 23

    Rhen Richard knows a thing or two about catching the horns. In this video he demonstrates the fundamentals of heading the Smarty Sidekick. 

  • Roping Fundamentals: Grip and Loop Balance

    Episode 24

    How should you hold your rope in your hand? Trevor Brazile breaks down the strand placement in his fingers.