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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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As I write this, the College National Finals are underway in Casper, Wyoming, and many of our good friends are en route to Lebanon, Tennessee, for the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals. The National High School Rodeo Finals in mid-July in Gillette, Wyoming, is also quickly approaching. (Go Rope will be at the high school finals in Gillette, by the way. Come see us!) To the contestants at these national finals events~ It’s understandable that you might put additional pressure on yourself to perform on a bigger stage against tougher competition. Pressure can be a motivator for some, and...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018 Yesterday, my husband and I took our kids to a youth rodeo in Bridger, MT. I’m not exactly sure how many years Bridger has put on this youth rodeo, but my guess is close to 30 years. It was an awesome event full of kids and horses of all ages and levels of experience. It was hot. And dusty. And long. And there were rodeo burgers, and hot dogs, and Gatorade, and Popsicles, and toy trucks and tractors in the dirt. Everything a good kids rodeo should include. As the Star Spangled Banner played during...

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