The Power of the Bit: A Deep Dive Into Tyler Magnus’ Line

Tyler Magnus, a nine-time National Finals Rodeo Qualifier and a former NFR average champion in team roping, contains an immense passion for his field.  “Horses are what it is all about to me. That’s all I have ever done, all I have ever wanted to do.” This dedication and pride are what led him to […]

Proud to be NTR’s Official Sponsor of Bits & Spurs

Good luck to everyone competing at NTR!  We’re proud to be NTR’s Official Sponsor of Bits & Spurs. Our bits and spurs are ruggedly tested by experienced riders and trainers to ensure quality, safety and comfort. Your horse will notice the difference. People in the stands will notice the difference.  Even roping legends Walt Woodard […]

Walt Woodard’s Bit Tips

World Champion Team Roper Walt Woodard has taught roping schools for riders of all levels for more than 40 years. One thing he’s noticed, over and over again, is a lack of knowledge around proper bitting.  Bits should be based on a number of factors including the horse’s age, temperament, training level, and the rider’s […]

Jonathan Gauthier’s Bits & Spurs

As a Top 20 NRHA Professional who has won several individual titles and coached successful reining teams, Jonathan Gauthier knows a thing or two about training young horses and riders.  Over the course of his career, Gauthier has created foundational programs for reining horses, that have proven highly effective across Western disciplines including cutting, roping […]

Get to Know Top 20 NRHA Professional Jonathan Gauthier

As a Top 20 NRHA Professional who has won several individual titles and coached successful reining teams, Jonathan Gauthier knows a thing or two about training young horses and riders.  Over the course of his career, Gauthier has created foundational programs for reining horses, that have proven highly effective across Western disciplines including cutting, roping […]

Hall of Fame Cowboy Tyler Magnus’ Bit Collection

Cowboy Tyler Magnus is a legendary rodeo competitor with an illustrious career that spans nearly 40 years. Magnus is a nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and a former NFR average champion in team roping. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009. While Magnus admits winning is very rewarding, roping is […]

If You Want To Do It, Do It: Get To Know Tyler Magnus

Cowboy Tyler Magnus is a legendary rodeo competitor with an illustrious career that spans nearly 40 years. Magnus is a nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and a former NFR average champion in team roping. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009. Magnus grew up in cattle country, with a dad […]

Walt Woodard’s Roper’s Bit Collection

Living Legend Walt Woodard knows a thing or two about the importance of communication between horse and rider. He’s qualified for the NFR more than 15 times, holds two world titles, and is considered to be one of the best ropers in the industry.  Throughout his career, Walt’s also taught roping schools for riders of […]

Put In The Work And Be Prepared: Get To Know Walt Woodard

Walt Woodard is a living legend in the world of team roping. He has qualified for the NFR more than 15 times, holds two world titles, and is considered to be one of the best ropers in the industry. And, he’s not done yet. At the age of 66, Walt is still competing – one […]

This is Living: The Cody Nessmith Story

This is Living: The Cody Nessmith Story How a rare, terminal cancer diagnosis couldn’t keep Cody Nessmith from the 2019 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Finale. Courtesy of Team Roping Journal | KAITLIN GUSTAVE Cody Nessmith really never should have backed into the box at the 2019 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Finale, […]

Fast and Flat: The Secret to Teaching the Start with Trevor Brazile

Fast and Flat: The Secret to Teaching the Start with Trevor Brazile Keeping your horse comfortable in the corner helps simplify the start. Courtesy of The Tram Roping Journal | TREVOR BRAZILE WITH CHELSEA SHAFFER Question: What is the biggest key to keeping a head horse leaving flat and fluid? ~ TJ Jones, Weatherford, Texas […]

Dixon Flowers’ DT Sugar Chex Whiz Adds Purina Heel Horse of the Year

Dixon Flowers’ DT Sugar Chex Whiz Adds Purina Heel Horse of the Year Title to Already Impressive Resume Billie Jack Saebens’ main mount in 2019—AQHA World Champion DT Sugar Chex Whiz—earned the Purina Heel Horse of the Year title, as voted on by the top heelers in the world. Courtesy of The Team Roping Journal […]