Difficult, Dodgy Calf? Good Horsemanship is Key

Good horsemanship can make all the difference.

Lari Dee Guy demonstrates leg positioning by guiding the leg of a mounted rider

On a difficult calf darting this way and that? Good breakaway horsemanship can make all the difference between a fast run and a disappointing one. In this Relentless Insights video brought to you by Cactus RopesWorld Champion Lari Dee Guy explains the riding technique she uses to square up with a dodgy calf.

“One of the main things I see when a calf moves right or left is the lack of horsemanship knowledge. If you’re wanting a horse to move to the right, you got to be able to open up a door, so step out with your right leg to open up the door then close the door on the left.”

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About Lari Dee Guy:

Lari Dee Guy is an eight-time Women’s Professional Rodeo World Champion and leading advocate for women in rodeo. Guy, of Abilene, Texas, teaches roping clinics across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia when she’s not competing in the WPRA. She qualified for the first-ever National Finals of Breakaway Roping in Arlington, Texas, and she’s a 2021 Inductee into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and a 2020 inductee into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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