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Dive deep into the fundamentals of heeling in team roping with our instructional video collection, led by a lineup of coaches including Clay O'Brien Cooper, Rickey Green, Miles Baker, Joseph Harrison, Dakota Kirchenschlager and more. Our video library is organized into distinct subcategories, each designed to enhance your heeling skills:
Fundamentals: Build a strong foundation in heeling with comprehensive lessons on the core principles and techniques essential for success in team roping.
Dummy Work: Practice your heeling technique with purpose and precision using dummy work exercises that help you refine your accuracy and consistency.
Box Work & Scoring: Heel horses don’t get as much focused instruction in the box as head horses, but the way they stand and leave is still important for good position and timing down the arena.
Swing: Learn the nuances of achieving a balanced and effective swing, optimizing your chances of making precise catches during roping runs.
Delivery: Explore the mechanics of delivering your loop accurately and efficiently, enhancing your ability to rope the steer's hind legs consistently.
Dallying: Discover the intricacies of dallying, including proper technique and timing, to secure your catch and keep your fingers.
Stopping: Gain insights into stopping your horse effectively, maintaining control, and setting up the ideal shot for successful heeling.
Corner Work: Control your horse through the corner with proper position and spacing, ensuring you're in the right spot to execute flawless heel shots in various arena scenarios.
Position and Timing: Fine-tune your positioning and timing skills, crucial for achieving a higher catch percentage, better horsemanship and a more controlled run.
Our video collection offers a comprehensive and detailed exploration of these critical heeling subcategories, with guidance from world-class coaches who share their decades of experience and championship-winning strategies. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned heeler, our instructional videos will help you refine your skills, gain confidence, and excel in the exciting world of team roping. Start learning from the best today to elevate your heeling game to new heights.

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  • Nervous Horse Scoring

    Episode 1

    Dustin Egusquiza has a good horse that gets flat nervous in the box. He talks through a session of scoring him to explain rewarding a nervous horse in the box. 

  • Heel Horse Control in the Box

    Episode 2

    Keeping your heel horse on go in the box but still in control is a critical skill you can master in the practice pen. Matt Sherwood shows you how.

  • Teaching Smooth Scoring

    Episode 3

    In this quick tip, Dakota Kirchenschlager and Brad Lund describe how they work horses in the box to use minimal pressure for maximum results in the corner. 

  • Riding A Nervous Horse In The Box

    Episode 4

    Keeping your horses relaxed in the corner is vital to getting a good start. Kevin Stewart discusses how to slowly back your horses into the corner to keep them calm, and how to ride them across the line smoothly.

  • Managing Heel Horses in the Box

    Episode 5

    A horse's experience in the box can depend on whether he's heading or heeling, but it doesn't have to. Clay O'Brien Cooper explains how to release your heel horse's anxiety as you wait for the header to nod.

  • Balance Leaving The Box

    Episode 6

    Patrick Smith breaks down some side-by-side footage with his dad. Smith focuses on how to help your horse leave the box comfortably and with balance.

  • Riding Your Horse In The Box

    Episode 7

    Riding your horse in different directions in the box can help you in tricky setups down the road. Kevin Stewart walks you through some tips for turning your horses in the box, and helping them be relaxed in the corner.

  • Heel Horse Box Work

    Episode 8

    What's the best way to score your heel horse? Ryan Motes talks about how you should spend your down time in the box while you're waiting for your header. 

  • Scoring on Head Horses vs. Scoring on Heel Horses

    Episode 9

  • Breaking the Heeling Barrier

    Episode 10

    There's little worse in team roping than breaking the heeling barrier. How do you avoid this huge mistake? Clay O'Brien Cooper explains.

  • Maintaining Control in the Box

    Episode 11

    2015 World Champion Aaron Tsinigine talks about keeping horses calm in the box, including how he approaches leaving the box. 

  • Heel Horses: Leaving in the Left or Right Lead?

    Episode 12

    Does it actually matter which lead your heel horse leaves in?

  • Scoring Drills 

    Episode 13

    Rickey Green explains a full session of scoring drills for the heel horse.

  • Releasing Your Horse in the Corner When Scoring

    Episode 14

    The 26-time PRCA World Champion Trevor Brazile wants his horses leaving off his hand, and he accomplishes that through precise scoring in the practice pen. In this video, he explains why the consistent cue of allowing his horse forward motion from the corner when they score is key for developing ...

  • Sitting In the Box

    Episode 15

  • Position Leaving the Box

    Episode 16

    Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp set their run up leaving the box to maximize their catch percentages. In this video, they both talk about how they leave the box to set their runs up for success

  • Riding Into the Box

    Episode 17

    Riding into the box may sound basic—but there is a right and a wrong way to do it. Matt Sherwood talks about how he sets his horse up for success from the start.

  • Safety In The Box: Non-Verbal Communication

    Episode 18

    Good horsemanship in the box will keep your horses relaxed and working their best. Nora Hunt-Lee discusses body language, hand positioning, and leg cues that will help you ride well in the box.

  • Open Loop Drills

    Episode 19

  • Heel Horses in the Box

    Episode 20

    How your heel horse sits in the box and leaves the corner affects the haze you give your partner, whether you're at a rodeo or a jackpot. Hunter Koch talks about his expectations for his heel horses and describes how he achieves that responsiveness. 

  • When to Score

    Episode 21

    Miles Baker talks about how to know when he needs to score on an almost-finished head horse.

  • Heel Horse Box Expectations

    Episode 22