We asked Rattler Rope athlete and 17x WPRA World Champion, Jackie Hobbs-Crawford, what she felt was one of the most important aspects of roping the youth of the sport needed to make a priority of. Unsurprisingly, she chose horsemanship.
“If you have been in the market for a rope horse, you understand the great ones are hard to come by, and the market price has changed to reflect that. The importance of having good horsemanship is now more than ever. Horses are a direct reflection of their riders’ and one of the #1 rules you need to remember is when a horse does something wrong in the arena, stop and think about if they were reacting to what you asked them to do. To stay at the top of your game, preserving and taking the best care of your horse is going to be key to their career longevity.”
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