Breaking It Down


Speed Williams

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

    While we were at the Texas Junior High Finals in Gonzales, I had some match ropings for girls and boys on the Speed Trainers. In the breakaway match the girls were really reaching to the end of their rope at 18 feet and the boys were reaching up to 24 feet. A lot of kids did pretty good. But, when I put money up for the close drill where you have to have weight in your stirrups, butt out of the saddle, not pulling bridle reins (and lighting up the Speed Trainer), then take two swings, rope and dally under 2.5 seconds it was a different story. I had over 40 kids go and didn’t have two qualified times. There were a few that I had given lessons to that could do it.

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

Working with professional ropers is quite different than working with my usual students. Dustin Egusquiza lives fairly close and has been coming over and roping with us. He is completely phenomenal with a rope but wants to work on his horsemanship and how he prepares his horses for jackpots.

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

Teaching my son to heel has been fun for me because I grew up heeling and I’m able to simplify much of it for him. For me, it’s math equations that determine why people have good days, bad days, or why they get along well with some horses and not others. Growing up, when I got home from school my dad would have three or four heel horses saddled. I roped all day until we were done, cow after cow. And as a kid I won pretty much everything back east..

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

The sport of team roping took a dramatic turn at The American rodeo last month. With letting half of the $100,000 count towards the PRCA standings and ultimately the NFR, it put Ryan Motes and Coleman Proctor in a great position this year. I couldn’t be more happy for them and what this means for our sport.