Monday, February 25, 2013

Mini Roping Clinic

I had a record turnout for our 4-H meeting yesterday. Six, count them, six kids of 4-H age.  I know that doesn't sound like much but it is a 100% improvement over last month.  
 We had a team roper come and talk about roping; how to, types of ropes, safety,  training your horse and such.  (J wants me to point out that that is Brother in the background getting use to lots of activity.)
 Then he let the kids try roping the dummy.
 We found out there is an art to recoiling the rope.
 J even tried his hand at it.
 Cory, on the left, was more than a little dangerous to start with until we found out he was left handed.  Summer, on the right, is the daughter of the instructor and showed off her perfect form.
He ended by showing us how he desensitizes his horse to having a rope thrown off of it.  A good day and everyone learned a little something.
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