What is an Appaloosa? To most people, the term has no meaning. Those familiar with the Western horse have heard the term applied to animals with peculiar spots on the rump, and have usually considered it some sort of color term.

Roger Lorenzi of Laramie, Wyo., is a professional horseshoer and a fine team-roping heeler. He won the Albany County (Wyo.) team roping last year for the third time in a row. Here’s an old-time way that Roger showed me.