Even though I didn’t practice goat tying much as a kid, all my runs were preceded with last minute advice that always ended in “You can do it!” Because of this, I always had the confidence to be competitive and give it my all every time. My family’s belief in me helped build belief in myself.
We don’t need or want to be fully dependent on the people around us for support and encouragement, but we should always be open to what the folks who care about us have to say; and ask them to be honest with their feedback.
Their suggestions might not be what we want to hear, but can often be what we need to move to the next level. It can be difficult to decipher and analyze every single element of a run by ourselves. One bit of good advice can transform our entire career.
In the end we all want the sport of team roping grow. We can do that by helping each other improve our skills by being willing to give and receive support from each other. Whether it was team roping or any other discipline or sport I tried, I’m grateful for the help I had from the get-go – as well as the opportunity to continue paying it forward.
Want to get a head start on your degree at FRC? We still have a few openings for our Ranch Skills summer course! The course runs from July 2 to August 3 and housing is available at the FRC dorms. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop skills through equitation classes, intermediate/advanced roping, and cattle working techniques! Apply today on our website. 🐮🌲 #frcag