Lari Dee Guy

Lari Dee Guy

5 Seasons

Lari Dee Guy is an eight-time Women’s Professional Rodeo World Champion and leading advocate for women in rodeo. Guy, of Abilene, Texas, teaches roping clinics across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia when she’s not competing in the WPRA. She qualified for the first-ever National Finals of Breakaway Roping in Arlington, Texas, and she’s a 2021 Inductee into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and a 2020 inductee into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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Lari Dee Guy
  • Target

    Episode 1

    The breakaway roper's target is different than that of the header. In this video, Lari Dee Guy explains where she's focusing.

  • Reaching

    Episode 2

    What are the key factors in reaching at a calf while breakaway roping? Lari Dee Guy demonstrates and talks about common problems in reaching.

  • Confidence in Your Nod

    Episode 3

    Without getting in a hurry, being prepared to nod when it's time is crucial. Hope Thompson and Lari Dee Guy explain how the key to being ready quicker and nodding quicker stems significantly from confidence when you back in the corner.

  • Reading a Calf

    Episode 4

    Swinging and not knowing where your calf is makes for a difficult shot. In this video, Hope Thompson analyzes one of Lari Dee Guy's runs where she read a tough calf successfully.

  • Pulling Your Slack

    Episode 5

    Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson demonstrate how important pulling your slack is and the role your left hand plays in pulling your slack correctly.

  • Squeezing Out of the Corner

    Episode 6

    Using your feet and squeezing as you leave the corner keeps you in rhythm with your horse. Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson explain how to squeeze coming out of the corner to catch the stride of her horse.

  • Rope Sizes

    Episode 7

    Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson break down what rope size they use and how it best matches their styl

  • Blowing Your Spoke

    Episode 8

    Not sure why you're blowing your spoke? You're more than likely opening your fingers when you feed your rope. Lari Dee Guy explains what causes ropers to blow their spoke and how to feed your rope correctly.

  • How to Get a Good Curl

    Episode 9

    Every breakaway roper loves a good curl when they deliver their rope. Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson explain what keeps you from getting the figure eight.

  • The Ideal Delivery

    Episode 10

    What makes a good delivery? Lari Dee Guy explains what an idea delivery looks like, keeping your shoulders square and up and using the momentum of the rope.

  • Using Your Body and Your Horse in the Corner

    Episode 11

    Lari Dee Guy discusses correct body position for leaving the corner. Your lower half should be leaving the corner first, leading with you feet and seat.

  • Breakaway Roper’s Elbows

    Episode 12

    Keeping your chest and elbow position in check can help improve your roping skills. Lari Dee Guy explains the mechanics of arm position in breakaway roping and why it matters.

  • Common Mistakes in Getting to the Front of Your Saddle

    Episode 13

    Getting to the front of your saddle can help you score faster. Lari Dee Guy explains how to correctly get to the front of your saddle using your core strength.

  • Body Control in the Box

    Episode 14

    Setting up your horse correctly in the box is the beginning of a great run. Lari Dee Guy discusses the best way to set up your horse in the box for a fast run.

  • The Most Important Skill to Learn for Breakaway Roping

    Episode 15

    If you are new to breakaway roping, the first skill Lari Dee Guy suggests you master is holding your rope correctly. Make sure you can handle your rope, know what size coils you need and what size loop to have before you start practicing on the dummy.

  • Using Your Left Hand in the Corner

    Episode 16

    The job of the left hand is to control and guide. Lari Dee Guy explains how to effectively use your left hand when you are riding your horse, and when to keep it still.

  • Using Your Left Hand in the Corner pt 2

    Episode 17

    Trevor Brazile talks about his strategy to line up himself and his horse with the calf for a quick score.

  • Using Your Left Hand in the Corner pt 3

    Episode 18

    Trevor Brazile goes against the grain and offers advice about rein length. He talks about the ideal rein length and why it works for breakaway ropers. 

  • Using Your Left Hand in the Corner pt 4

    Episode 19

    Lari Dee Guy talk about the differences between how she and Trevor Brazile ride. She and Trevor explain some of the differences between how some male and female breakaway ropers ride.

  • The Breakaway Roper's First Swing

    Episode 20

    The breakaway ropers' first swing should be wide over the chute in order to get momentum and power. Lari Dee Guy and Kelsie Chace-Domer explain how Kelsie's first swing is so dominant.

  • The Breakaway Roper's Job

    Episode 21

    What is the breakaway roper's actual job? Kelsie Chace-Domer and Lari Dee Guy talk about executing.

  • Breakaway Roper's Swing

    Episode 22

    There are four blades to the swing, just as there are blades on a propeller. The blades are the tip, and the motor in the middle is your arm, doing the same motions quickly, but the blades take longer to come around. You have to have speed and strength in your arm and shoulder, just like a motor,...

  • Breakaway Roper's Delivery

    Episode 23

    The delivery is just a continuation of your swing. This means that your body should be in an athletic position and you should deliver from the top of your swing. Lari Dee Guy shares these and other thoughts on the delivery.

  • Breakaway Roper's Grip

    Episode 24

    The way a breakaway roper holds her rope affects her ability to control her tip and add power to her swing. Eight-time Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion Lari Dee Guy explains the way a breakaway roper needs to hold her rope to maximize success.