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Whenever I hear the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” I think of two things. First, I think of the reason for the season—Christmas and celebrating Christ’s birth. Second, I think of cowboys descending on the bright lights of Las Vegas by the thousands for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, as well as the World Series of Team Roping Finale. I wonder if there are many other occasions worldwide where the demographic of a city changes as dramatically as Vegas does those first couple weeks in December. In a city known for its bright lights and extravagance,...

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I just returned from our time spent at the NFR. It was a success on many levels–we had a safe trip to and from, I got to spend some time with great people that I don’t normally see otherwise, I got to meet some amazing new people at our booth, and I realized how much Go Rope has truly grown in just one year. In the middle of all that was a whole lot of team roping.  During the chaos of the week, I was able to sneak away from the booth for a couple afternoons and rope at the...

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The New Year is upon us, which means many are making resolutions for 2016. Gym memberships and home exercise equipment sales are spiking. I sit here at my iPad, with my workout complete for the day, drinking a vanilla protein powder/spinach concoction that I’m pretty sure even the barncats would turn their noses up at. Collectively, we resolve to eat better, move more, spend less, etc. We reflect on the year and think of the highs and lows, the failures and success, the laughter and tears, the love and loss that the year has brought. Whenever I slow down long...

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We recently shared the quote, “How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.” This resonated with me deeply, and judging by the response to that post, it spoke to quite a few of you, as well. If you’re familiar with the story behind Go Rope, you know that I created the company with the tagline, “Life is short. Go rope,” as a way to honor my father who suffered a severe brain injury nearly 8 years ago when his horse fell with him at a team roping jackpot. My dad was, and still...

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As I’ve watched Go Rope grow over the past couple years, I’ve realized that the phrase “Go rope” has many meanings and can be applied to so many situations in life. I was reminded of this most recently while scrolling through Facebook a few days ago. I stumbled upon a controversy, if you will. A PRCA team roper had made some pretty insensitive and just plain unnecessary comments on social media in response to an article that had been published in Spin to Win on one of the top female ropers in the industry. This article had nothing to do...

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