PRCA Team Roper Brock Hanson talks Roping Practice, Horsemanship and Living the Dream….
Is there a type of bloodline you lean to more for your roping horses and if so, why?
Not really, I don’t have a bloodline that I look for. I have had good horse that were bred great and some that had horses on their papers that I have never heard of. I have even had a grade horses that were outstanding, so no, I don’t really have a favorite.
What part of horsemanship do you feel is most missed by ropers today?
One thing that I think a lot of ropers could do better (myself included) is use their feet. I think that a lot of people use their feet to go forward and faster. Your feet and legs are a great tool that can be used and make a difference in so many situations.
What is the hardest part of the rodeo lifestyle? What is the most rewarding?
The hardest part is being away from home and all the sacrifices that come with it. The most rewarding is getting to have an opportunity that I have always dreamed of since I was old enough to remember.
Do you have a particular routine in the practice pen? Some people only rope so many head off of their good horses and practice on other horses; do you do anything like this?
I do in a way. I rope a few on my hauling horses and when I am home in the winter I buy and sell a few rope horses as well. I usually have plenty to rope on when I’m keeping my sale horses tuned up and I ride some outside horses for people too.
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