The X Factor Roping blog brings you roping tips and information to be the best roper you can be. Heading, heeling, horsemanship, breakaway, and more – you name it we’ve got it covered. Featuring AJ Fuchs from AJ Performances Horses and Jolyn Young, you’ll get pro tips from inside the head of someone who knows roping.

AJ Fuchs is a roping horse trainer, and PRCA roper who lives in Stephenville, Texas with his wife and two kids.  AJ has been professionally training horses for over 10 years, he specializes in Team Roping horses and overall horsemanship.  Look him up on FB at AJ Performances Horses or website at

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Controlling The Corner

Add to Watchlist There are two crucial aspects of the run for a head horse. The first is the head box. Once a head horse has made it out of the box, hopefully leaving flat and letting the run progress, the next point of contention is the corner. It controls the rest of the run […]


Horse Training Cost

Add to Watchlist Finding Your Perfect Horse I often get asked and even have the thought from time to time of what makes the price of training worth it. $850 per month can be a lot of money to ask someone to spend on a horse. But then I think about how expensive it is […]


Solving Problems Through Management

Add to Watchlist So I was just riding around on a little dun mare I have this evening, thinking. I was thinking about how most problems in horses are created by either mismanagement or lack of understanding. I don’t think horses mean to do bad, I think when they do they are either not understanding […]


Tool or Crutch

Add to Watchlist An age old question is which devices to use to achieve maximum results in our horses. Devices are very useful in giving us the advantage over horses in many ways. The main use for devices is to help us get a proper head set on our horses. Whether it is tie-downs or […]


A Horse You Can Catch On

Add to Watchlist There is something to be said for a horse that is easy to catch on. Whether it is a heel horse that stops just right, or a head horse that is flat and easy, easy horses make roping fun. The Heel Horse Stop The focus on heel horses is always the huge […]

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