Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great Book on Calf Roping

Tie down roping is one of my son's favorite events.  We spend a lot of time roping, flanking and tying.  There are a lot of really great teachers out there but sometimes you just have to go back to the basics.  It is great to learn from champions who have proven they can produce new champions.

One of the best books that my son has ever read about calf roping is Calf Roping by Roy Cooper.  His methods work.  My son used his ideas to help train his current calf horse.  She sits in the box, ropes well and consistently works the rope just like she should. 

I would highly recommend this book for anyone learning to tie down rope but also for those that are seasoned and want to improve their skills.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chris Shivers Mini Bull Riding Championships

Chris Shivers
Miniature Bull Riders Championship
$7,500 Added Money
October 6-8
Golden Spike Arena
Ogden, UT

Contact Gail Bingham

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ricky Green Team Roping School

Ricky Green Team Roping School
August 20-21
4B Arena
Craig, Colorado
Cost $350
Contact Sheila Brennise

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fantastic Rodeo Toys

While we were at the Little Britches National Finals Rodeo, I found the best rodeo toys.  If your kids were like mine, you bought every cheap corral, fence and cowboy toy you could find.  They would build fences, corrals and arenas.  They would play farm, ranch and rodeo for hours.  I just wish they could have had these toys instead.  They are made out of metal and indestructible.  They are all handmade. 

So you need to check out The Happy Toy Maker.  

Here is his website: