AJ Fuchs

Jackyl and Jordan

Add to Watchlist Isn’t it interesting how some of the best rope horses in the world can be a little hard to be around? Some are a little quirky on the ground while others might try to buck you off when it’s even a little chilly. Others still are just terrible to ride anywhere that …

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The Logistics of Roping

Add to Watchlist It is often said that Amateurs think in tactics and Professionals think in logistics. I believe the logistics of roping at a high level are just as important if not more than the actual skill it takes to get there. Roping at a high level is a large undertaking. It takes time, …

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Keep Them Looking Nice

Add to Watchlist Have you ever seen a horse at the roping or even just standing there tied that you couldn’t take your eyes off of? What was it about them that caught your eye? Was it their confirmation? Or was it their slicked off look? Or even how they were brushed out that morning. …

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Are You Just Getting By

Add to Watchlist One of the easiest traps to fall into with horses is just getting by them rather then helping them when needed.  This is especially true with our heel horses.  Its so easy to just pull their head out of the way and heel. Now, sometimes you have to do this in order …

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Trouble With Timing

Add to Watchlist Timing has to be one of the most controversial subjects in team roping.  Some claim it is the only way to heel steers while other swear that it is a complete illusion.  Though it may get me in a fight some day, I am the minority that does not believe in timing.  …

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It’s A Trying Process

Add to Watchlist Once you have figured out the parameters for what kind of horse you are looking for, its time to hit the road and start trying them.  This is by far the most fun part of the entire process if you follow a couple guidelines to keep you protected and safe.  There are …

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Practice High Call Before

Add to Watchlist If you have ever been in a short round, you know how it feels. The music is loud, horses are amped, and you can almost feel your heart trying to beat out of your chest. It’s an incredible feeling. It’s one of the main reasons we enter in the first place. This …

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Finding Your Next Horse

Add to Watchlist Buying a horse in this current horse market can seem like a daunting task. It’s hard to find a good place to start and when you do finally get going, how do you know what they should cost and if you are getting the wool pulled over your eyes? How old of …

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Gaining the Initiative

Add to Watchlist As a heeler, everything is dictated off of where your steer goes and what they do. The steer is completely free at the start of the run, and it is a game of control from the start. You can either be behind the pace of the run or be ahead. When you …

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Have A Short Memory

Add to Watchlist In Team Roping, our greatest obstacle is often in our own mind. We naturally dwell on what we did wrong in a run in order to try to fix the problem. The trouble is, sometimes we dwell so hard on certain flaws that they start to manifest themselves in most of our …

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