Small horses are just easier to see on. And they have a shorter stride, which keeps you aggressive with your rope.


I want something that really scores quiet. A good start starts out your whole run, and I don't want them bothered, because they really have to work.

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Short necked.

You can see a calve so much better with a short-necked horse. Their head is out of the way, and it just makes everything easier.

Lots of run. 

It's not that they have to have a Thoroughbred run. They don't need to be fast the whole way down the pen. They just need to be quick for 100 yards. It's the explosive speed out of the box that's so important.

Lots of stop. 

It's vital just to help your rope break faster, and some horses have hocks set lower and underneath them that makes it physically easier for them to get in the ground. BRJ