Horse Profiles

Horse Profiles

4 Seasons

Follow along with some of the best rope horses in the industry with their practice runs and what made them the champions they are today.

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Horse Profiles
  • Horse Selection: Why Dustin Egusquiza Picked Mohawk

    Episode 1

    Dustin Egusquiza had the best regular season of his rodeo career in 2021 aboard the big roan gelding named Mohawk. What did he like about him, and why did he fit Egusquiza's style?

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

    Episode 2

    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. ...

  • The $2,700 NFR Horse: Levi Lord's LB

    Episode 3

    Levi Lord is pretty sure of it: they don't make deals like the kind he got on Little Bay anymore. Ten years ago, Lord was a freshman in high school with a little money in his pocket. The South Dakota kid had just been to a truck roping in Texas and won some cash, and he was on the hunt for a high...

  • Famous Lil Jet, "Rollo"

    Episode 4

    Justin Briggs talks about what it was like riding Rollo as a strong-willed 2-year-old to when he and Jordon knew the gelding was special.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Smith's Amigo

    Episode 6

    Patrick Smith officially retired his sorrel, big-kneed gelding, in 2019. The gelding is now turned out at Smith’s Lipan, Texas ranch, enjoying retirement after a career that spanned two decades and shaped the career of his two-time world champion owner.Amigo—registered with the AQHA as Sunday Nig...

  • The Jackyl Story

    Episode 7

    The story and ropers behind team roping's greatest heel horse, Jackyl, as told by the ropers lucky enough to swing a leg over him. 

  • Ryan Motes: The Rocky and Starbucks Story

    Episode 8

    To the Motes family, horses are everything. They spent years creating the breeding program that produced CD Rockstar and CD Starbucks, and when it came time to take the best care of these two great ones, the whole family stepped up.

  • Trevor Brazile's Horse "Sic Em"

    Episode 9

    Trevor Brazile’s Sic Em was arguably the best head horse the King of the Cowboys ever had, and Brazile talks about the one thing that made the horse so much better than the rest.