Chase Tryan talks about how incorrect position can effect his timing or “rhythm” of his run.
If my corner is off, the rhythm of the run turns off. If I get too tight to the steer and I’m too close from the corner I need to throw, I have to pull off, which creates separation. If I do that, then I have to try to beat the steer and a lot of times my horse’s feet stop moving. I’ll deliver my rope, steer’s out away from me and I’ll hurry my slack and that causes for a lot of slip legs.
Same thing too far away. If the steer turns and I need to be there, I have to gas them. Well, it changes the speed to where the horse is going two times as fast as the steer. Well, if I throw my rope, it’s going to push my heel forward in front of the legs and a lot of times I’ll throw it either high on the right or you’ll set it in and push in front of both feet and you’ll end up missing the steer.
Through the turn, once I get my distance right, I would like to be matching the same speed as the steer. Then as I go to throw, I want my horse to come off it a little bit. So that would create, I throw my rope and the steer would go forward away from me and it help sets my bottom down. I don’t want to come through the corner and my horse be going faster than the steer or me get too tight and me pull and it creates the steer getting away from me too fast, because I feel like that’s when things happen. That’s when, if I’m too close and I pull, I’ll lean back and my delivery will come back here.
Or if I have to reach, I’ll really reach out for him, but by the time I get right here, my horse reacts to that and he goes forward. So then I’m delivering right here, but then the steer ends up right here by the time I bring my rope to him. If I can borderline match the speed of the steer, it should feel like roping the dummy. Like I come in, I’m swinging, when I go to put my rope down, the steer kind of leaves me and my horse, it should just let the loop set up.