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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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  • How to Get in Time with a Steer

    Episode 1

    Timing is everything. Clay O'Brien Cooper explains how to go one swing for one jump to get in time with a jumping steer.

  • When Should You Pick Your Swing Up?

    Episode 2

    How and when do you know to get your rope up on the heel side? Travis Graves breaks down his experience. 

  • Ryan Motes Delivery & Draggers

    Episode 3

  • Why You Rope Your Horses Front Feet

    Episode 4

    What happens to cause a heeler to rope his horse's front feet? Wesley Thorp demonstrates and explains. 

  • A Flat Heel Loop 

    Episode 5

    What angle should your loop have to give you the most coverage of the feet? Joseph Harrison explains. 

  • How Tying On Changes a Heeler’s Delivery

    Episode 6

    In this archived video, the late, great teacher Rickey Green explains the intricacies of tying on when heeling. 

  • Guiding Your Heel Loop

    Episode 7

    Derrick Begay gives a roper a quick tip about guiding his heel loop to the feet rather than forcing it.

  • Using a Bigger Loop

    Episode 8

    Some heelers prefer to use a lot of rope on the ground, and Tyler McKnight is one of them. In this video, he demonstrates how he throws a big loop and why.

  • When to Feed and Swing the Heel Rope

    Episode 9

    Getting your rope up and ready after you find your position is critical in being ready to rope when your header turns the steer. In this video, American Champ Ryan Motes talks about how he scores and rides and then when and how he feeds his heel rope. 

  • Heel Rope Angle and the Bottom Strand

    Episode 10

    The angle of your swing affects the way your bottom strand drives to the ground. Matt Sherwood demonstrates how heel rope angle changes the bottom strand's connection with the ground and the feet.

  • When NOT to Throw

    Episode 11

    In the practice pen, you don't always have to throw your rope. Miles Baker explains how stopping a heel horse instead of throwing your rope reiterates the frame a horse should be running in.

  • Controlling Your Loop 

    Episode 12

    Riding a strong horse through the corner means you've got to be intentional about controlling your heel loop. Matt Sherwood talks through a game plan on a horse he knows doesn't work in a way that lets him throw fast.

  • Heel Swing Overhaul

    Episode 13

    World Champion Jeremy Buhler has retooled his heeling to help himself stay sharp. In this video, he explains what he's doing to get better and why when it comes to the mechanics of his loop and the position he rides.

  • Slowing Down to be Fast

    Episode 14

    Clay Tryan talks through a quick, easy drill on the roping dummy to help improve your rope control and your slack speed.

  • Heeling High Hopping Steers

    Episode 15

    Don’t get distracted by a steer with big hops. Two-time world champion Matt Sherwood talks about whether or not you should adjust your loop and your delivery on steers that really get air.

  • How To Rope Fast Steers Faster [CC]

    Episode 16

  • How To Follow All The Way Through With Your (Heeling) Delivery [CC]

    Episode 17

  • Catching Tips For Fast Steers [CC]

    Episode 18

  • Roping Close Heading & Heeling Delivery

    Episode 19

  • How To Finish Your Delivery [CC]

    Episode 20

  • Tip Control While Heeling

    Episode 21

    Keeping your tip down and staying to the front of your saddle gets your bottom strand under the steer's feet. Bille Jack Saebens shows you how.