Ryan Motes

Ryan Motes

4 Seasons

American Champion heeler Ryan Motes is back on Roping.com, taking members behind the scenes at one of his renowned clinics. In this clinic, Ryan coaches ropers on handles and control on Smarty Pipes and live-steers.

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Ryan Motes
  • Rodeo Horse Tuning Session

    Episode 1

    Brock Hanson is preparing for a rodeo, focusing on scoring and freeing up his rodeo horse. On the heel side, Ryan Motes is getting his gelding Bear back in shape after some time off.

  • Slow-Steer Green Horse Practice Session

    Episode 2

  • How to Make Pre-Futurity Runs in the Practice Pen

    Episode 3

    When getting ready for an event, strategizing on which horses you ride with which partner horses, and how you'll put those runs together, can be the difference between a win and a disappointment on game day. Bert McGill and Ryan Motes talk about how they build runs on each horse in the practice p...

  • Practice Cattle

    Episode 4

    There's a science to good practice cattle. Lighter steers will keep your head horses light and confidence, and strong steers will help keep those horses sharp and aware. But having the right cattle for the horses you're working on is key, and Ryan Motes breaks that down. 

  • Tyler Merrill & Ryan Motes | Roping Session

    Episode 5

    Tyler Merrill and Ryan Motes make some practice runs on some young horses to prepare for an upcoming futurity.

  • Bert McGill & Ryan Motes | Practice Session

    Episode 6

    Rope horse trainer Bert McGill and PRCA Reserve World Champion Ryan Motes practice session from Weatherford, Texas days before the American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championship.

  • Tyler Merrill & Ryan Motes | Roping Session Part 2

    Episode 7

    Tyler Merrill and NFR heeler Ryan Motes prepare for the American Rope Horse Futurity Association's World Championships and breakdown their runs on their young horses.

  • Reinforcing Fundamentals in Young Horses

    Episode 8

    When approaching pre-event practice on a young horse, your best bet is to reinfornce fundamentals rather than ram-and-jam training into them. American Champ Ryan Motes outlines how he approaches practice on his ready-to-go good young horses. 

  • Pre-Futurity Practice Session 

    Episode 9

    World's Greatest Horseman Finalist Tyler Merrill joins NFR heeler Ryan Motes from Weatherford, Texas, the day before the American Rope Horse Futurity Association's World Championships to ride through his young horses and talk about his strategy going into the ARHFA's premiere event.

  • Jackpot Style Practice Runs

    Episode 10

    Tyler Merrill prepares some young horses for the American Rope Horse Futurity Association's World Championships with the help of NFR heeler Ryan Motes.

  • Partnership Practice Plan

    Episode 11

    Making sure you and your partner are on the same page is critical to getting the most out of your practice. As hard as communication can be for some team ropers, just knowing where each steer will turn is better for your heeler and his heel horse. 

  • Solid Horse Practice Session w/ RayBan View

    Episode 12

    Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes work through a training session on head and heel horses, making bridle adjustments to get better control of their horses and better stops. Plus, watch the run from Hanson's and Motes' perspectives on their RayBan cams.

  • Overcoming Challenges When Adding Speed

    Episode 13

    Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes ask their horses to run faster cattle in practice, dealing with the challenges associated with asking for more run.