March 4, 2017

Practice at doing the simple things until they come natural to you.  The more you work at the simple things, the smoother you will become and the quicker they will happen. Keep doing the fundamentals and you will improve every time you go to the roping pen. There's no...

March 4, 2017

The biggest set back most calf ropers run into is their own mind.The mental game is a huge important part of calf roping and rodeo.If you can learn to control your mind, it will take you far in the sport of calf roping.  Before you got to a roping or a rodeo, you must...

March 3, 2017

What is position? It is where you want to be roping/throwing from. Where is position? Perfect position is your horse straight in line behind the calf. You should throw straight from your right shoulder, which should be down your horses's right shoulder and to the calf'...

February 1, 2017

BREAKING TO THE PIN

To get a good start in Breakaway or Calf roping and to get into proper position quicker, make sure your horse is breaking to the pin. The “pin” is the corner of the chute where the barrier attaches. You must line up your horse when backed into the co...

February 1, 2017

“Ground work”    Flanking and Tying from the Chute

          Flanking and tying from the chute is a great way to practice your ground work, if it is done correctly. “One thing that a lot of people overlook is making sure that your rope length is correct. It sh...

December 15, 2016

The Tuf Kaf is an ultimate alternative to live cattle for tie down ropers of all ages and skills.  The Tuf Kaf offers a realistic look and feel, that others can't offer. The anatomically correct Tuf Kaf has patented features such as the ball and socket joints with a li...

October 3, 2016

Tuf Kaf endorsee, Jackie Crawford, wrote this excellent article worth sharing: 

BREAKAWAY TIP: I thought I would share something that I have been working on myself lately. I feel like I have been letting my horse break a little wide at the rodeos, which has cost me havi...

August 22, 2016

 Are you ready to win?  Well winning starts with - Rope Tuf , Ride Tuf & Practice Tuf.  By using a Tuf Kaf training system you can get consistent training for you and your horse.  You will have controlled or full contact runs.  Do yourself a favor and get yourself prep...

May 2, 2016

When I'm getting ready to practice my neck shot on the GTS, there are a few specific things I'm focusing on during my practice. Every time I pick up my rope, I want things to be sharp and snappy, so roping a realistic looking and feeling dummy is Step One. Below, I've...

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