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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Score: Season 2, Episode 16 with Walt Woodard

The Score: Season 2, Episode 16 with Walt Woodard Two-time World Champion Heeler Walt Woodard on The Score, brought to you by Metalab USA, Lami-Cell/Metalab USA and Partrade. Courtesy of TEAM ROPING JOURNAL Walt Woordard made some 15 consecutive NFR appearances between 1976 and 1990, and he won a world title in 1981 then again […]

J.D. Yates’ Hackamore Secrets

J.D. Yates’ Hackamore Secrets How J.D. Yates has used hackamores to keep his horses soft, in the bridle and at the pay window, again and again. Courtesy of Team Roping Journal | CHELSEA SHAFFER J.D. Yates is the undisputed king of the modern era of the mechanical hackamore—a tool he has relied on to win […]

Walt’s 2019 BFI (Bob Feist Invitational) Strategy

Walt Woodard’s 2019 BFI Strategy Courtesy of bfiweek.com “Something makes me crazy about the BFI!” says Walt Woodard, who’s roped there 41 of 42 years and won the roping in 2008 with Clay Tryan. “They do one of the coolest things that’s ever been done at any roping – if you catch five steers at […]