Free Ground Shipping This Weekend Oct 25th - 26th, 2014

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Take advantage of our Free Shipping this weekend starting Friday, October 24th and ending Monday, 8 AM CST, October 27th.

This offer is only good for the lower 48 states and products that qualify must be able to ship through UPS Ground Services. Sorry, no roping machines, trailers, feeders, roping chutes, over sized, or extra heavy items. As always, all of our saddles ship for free every day of the week!

Happy Weekend Ya'll!

The Folks at Coolhorse

Heel-O-Matic Roping Dummy Reviews From Our Customers at Coolhorse

Here are several reviews of the Heel O Matic roping dummy since we launched our new review system at Coolhorse. These are actual customers, un-edited, and completely authentic. Thanks folks for your input!

Does my horse need a blanket?

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Chico - Horse without blanket playing in the snow.

A common misconception among non-horse owners is that all horses need a winter blanket. Some horses don't need one at all, and in fact are much happier without them. In some cases a horse has more than enough hair to stay warm and comfortable sans extra coverings. Two of my personal horses grow hair so thick that in our mostly mild climate, they would be for more uncomfortable if I subjected them to regular blanketing. Here is a blog I wrote some time ago about deciding when my horses need a winter blanket.

Need more goat tying practice?

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goat tying practice dummy

In all sports, especially rodeo, repetition is the key to success. Have you ever heard “Perfect practice makes perfect?” Obviously there is no substitution for roping a live steer or calf, or tying a live goat, but that option is not always available. There are a few new goat dummies out now that let you practice your flank and tie no matter what the weather is like outside. These dummies are lightweight and easy to pack up and take with you to the rodeos for a little extra tune-up before you compete.

Choosing your kid rope from Coolhorse

Roping a goat using popular kid ropes

There are lots of different “kid” ropes to choose from, so it can be hard to decide which one is right for you or your little one. I am going to tell you some of the differences between the ropes to hopefully help you pick. Poly ropes are used mostly for calf roping, while nylon ropes are used more for team roping. Most of the kid ropes are going to be a blend of the two types with some exceptions. They will also come in a variety of lengths from 17’ to 30’.

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