Breaking It Down


Speed Williams

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

It’s still hard to believe that over $12 million will be paid to team ropers this month during the World Series Finale at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. That doesn’t even include the other jackpots in Wickenburg, Arizona the week before, or any of the other ropings going on in Las Vegas.

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

I always knew I wanted to teach and help people with their roping once I retired from rodeoing full time. Rickey Green was the very first to have a training web for team ropers. Not long after, once I retired from professional rodeo, I launched speedroping.com. For many years, while I was competing, I was very private about how I practiced, the drills I used, and how I worked my horses. These were things I just didn’t do around many people. But when I started speedroping.com, I published videos that showed my practice and horse training methods, for my subscribers to watch.

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

Growing up I heeled all the time. I went to the National Finals heeling at 20 and decided there was more room for improvement on the heading end. I felt like I could do some things that headers weren’t doing. I really enjoyed the change of being in control.

By Speed Williams
speedroping.com

Recently I taught a school in Quincy, Washington and the goal for some of the students was to rope faster. As we watched the video, I explained there are many steps involved to roping faster. Many people want to be able to swing their rope faster and be able to rope faster… but if you cannot ride your horse across the line correctly it’s extremely difficult.