FINISH: Smoothout with Barbed Wire border tooling in Natural finish with polished edges
TRIM: Antique Conchos with silver Barbed Wire trim
WEIGHT: Approx. 20 lbs.
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For those unfamiliar with team-roping, the following is a description taken from the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association website:
Team Roping, the only true team event in rodeo, requires close cooperation and timing between two highly skilled ropers a header and a heeler and their horses. The event originated on ranches when cowboys needed to treat or brand large steers and the task proved too difficult for one man.
The key to success? Hard work and endless practice. Team roping partners must perfect their timing, both as a team and with their respective horses.
Similar to tie down ropers and steer wrestlers, team ropers start from the boxes on each side of the chute from which the steer enters the arena. The steer gets a head start determined by the length of the arena. One end of the breakaway barrier is attached to the steer and stretched across the open end of the header's box. When the steer reaches his advantage point, the barrier is released, and the header takes off in pursuit, with the heeler trailing slightly further behind. The ropers are assessed a 10-second penalty if the header breaks the barrier before the steer completes his head start. Some rodeos use heeler barriers too.
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