Lari Dee Guy and Hope Thompson Breakaway Clinic


Lari Dee Guy demonstrates proper wrist rotation.

July has been an exciting month at NRS Ranch! A new generation of female ropers gathered for instruction from two of the top ladies in the roping industry. This hands-on clinic allowed for intricate teaching with individualized care, despite the large group size. The opening day consisted of ground work and fundamentals which are heavily emphasized by both instructors. Lari and Hope admitted that the monotonous nature of proper hand positioning was not a thrilling subject, but it was a necessary one, nonetheless.

Hope Thompson with one of her students.

Participants drove from across the country, and even, across the ocean to participate in the clinic. Lisa Stewart made the journey all the way from Kampala, Hawaii to learn the ropes. Not to be excluded from the leading ladies, Joel Griffes was a brave soul and integrated with the group to learn all about breakaway techniques.

A clinic participant astride the Speed Trainer.

Roping is, of course, a long held western tradition, but that does not mean that new technological advancements can’t be implemented! A robotic horse was introduced to clinic participants so they could practice their rein positioning and body control in a more consistent manner before mounting and utilizing techniques on their horses. Who says you can’t teach an old cowgirl (or cowboy) new tricks?

The ranch offers stalls, a wash rack, and cabins for your convenience when attending events. Don’t let distance and creature comforts deter you from making your trip here!

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