Tate Kirchenschlager

Tate Kirchenschlager

2 Seasons

NFR header and ARHFA World Champ Tate Kirchenschlager, of Stephenville, Texas, has a trouble-shooting series plus takes us in his arena for practice sessions on Roping.com.

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Tate Kirchenschlager
  • Practice Session: Transitioning 4-Year-Old by Hashtags from Cow Horse to Heading

    Episode 1

    Tate Kirchenschlager got this 4-year-old Hashtags gelding from World’s Greatest Horseman Champ Kelby Phillips. In this full practice session, Kirchenschlager explains how he ropes on the gelding a few months into his heading training to help him relax and learn the pattern in a team roping run. K...

  • Practice Session: 5-Year-Old Hottish Gelding

    Episode 2

    This gelding just started in the heading after spending two years in a cow horse program, and in this session Kirchenschlager works on keeping the horse’s shoulders up while turning off. He’s working on teaching this horse to have forward momentum through the turn, and he’s limiting the horse’s f...

  • Practice Session: 4-Year-Old Roo Star Gelding

    Episode 3

    In this full practice session, Kirchenschlager explains how he focuses on turning a steer on a gelding with six months of heading training. Kirchenschlager isolates the turn and only focuses on that one element of the run to limit the horse’s forward momentum as he gets a hold of the steer.

  • Practice Session: 4-Year-Old Traveling Jones Mare

    Episode 4

    Kirchenschlager is focusing on teaching rate on a young mare with three months’ of heading training. He plans to just make some building runs on her, but when she doesn’t rate as well as he’d like, he refocuses his efforts on backing off and regaining control.

  • Practice Session: 7-Year-Old Cow Horse with Two Weeks of Heading Training

    Episode 5

    Tate Kirchenschlager is working on building a foundation in the team roping on a well broke 7-year-old gelding who comes from the cow horse side of the arena. Kirchenschlager uses slower cattle to help the horse learn how to rate and turn the steer, and he focuses on getting the horse in the left...

  • Practice Session: 4-Year-Old Metallic Rebel Mare

    Episode 6

    In the first practice session after this mare’s first show, Tate Kirchenschlager works on regaining control down the arena. He focuses on getting the mare breathing leaving the box and running to the steer—a key part of his training philosophy.