4-H Roping Clinic offered March 21-22
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska 4-H Horse Project members who are interested in learning more about roping skills and training rope horses are invited to a clinic March 21-22 at the Lilienthal Indoor Arena in Grand Island.
The 4-H Roping Clinic will include lessons the first day on breakaway and tie down roping. Instruction will be done both on and off a horse and will include learning the technique of how to tie calves followed by practice on live cattle. The second day will focus on skills required for team roping including both heading and heeling. Instructors will spend time teaching effective roping techniques while on the ground followed by perfecting those skills when roping live cattle.
The feature instructor will be Rod Nelson, a former 4-H’er and one of Nebraska’s top rope horse trainers and roping exhibitors.
Registration is $25 a day without a horse and $50 a day with a horse. A limited number of stalls or pens are available to keep horses overnight for $5 a night.
Registrations and payments are due March 16. Contact Monte Stauffer, (402) 444-4092 or Russ Kucera, (308) 946-3769, for more information or go to http://www.animalscience.unl.edu/extension/equine/4H/programs.html.
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