Ten-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roper Charly Crawford declared last December’s 2020 NFR his “Last Dance.” He’d burned up the rodeo road long enough, and with the impending expansion of his family felt it was time to shift gears and priorities, which translated into team roping semiretirement. Crawford’s life has been a rodeo-slanted “Dancing With the Stars” sequel, starting with his cowgirl rock-star wife, Jackie, who just delivered a beautiful baby girl they named Journey in March.
Ranch work is your livelihood. You work hard and take care of the land. You invest in the tradition that those who came before you established. You work livestock to support your family and for future generations. You are a vital part of economies and rural development around the world!
If you’re looking for the absolute perfect horse—mythological or illogical—I’m afraid I can’t sell you your own “unicorn.” How about…
Rather than pulling and kicking to get a horse to stop and roll back through a turn, California cow horse trainer Clayton Edsall utilizes a simple drill that uses the fence to sharpen his horses’ movement.
Two top competitors — one a roper, one a cow horse competitor — have found that their friendship has also improved their horsemanship.