Roping & Whip Cracking DVDs

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The Californios Presents
Roping & Stock Handling Techniques
In The Great Basin & Old California Tradions
Traditional Stockmanship Series: Volume 1
1 hour 30 minutes wide screen format

This incredibly photographed, documentary style instructional piece takes viewers deep into the world of the buckaroo at work, branding cattle on the western ranges in the “rodear style”

David Weaver offers a lifetime of experience from the big outfits of the region while Gwynn brings the ethical relationship between horses, cattle and stockmen into focus. Their clear insights, learned in their decade long Ranch Roping Clinic tours prove to be a balanced, interesting mix of theory and  application.

Peppered with actual interviews with some of the regions handiest cowboys, hard to get information is intricately woven into spectacular actual footage.  Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Larry Schutte, to name a few, share their unique insights and opinions. More than just philosophy, this in depth masterpiece chronicles a way of life while educating viewers on the finer points of branding. From the peripheral details of gathering, size and shape of  branding traps, where to put the fire, ground work and stock management; to the actual roping, setting up shots, dallying, running rope, pulling, managing calves at the fire, slack handling and the etiquette that saturates it all. In addition, there are tips for handling green horses through the ever changing situations of the branding pen, as well as information about the signature rope of the buckaroo; the rawhide reata.

Set against the strikingly beautiful high desert vistas of the Great Basin and the oak studded hills of California, this DVD is a must have for all who hope to achieve true handiness or anyone enamored with the West and its time honored stockmanship.

Will Rogers' Epic Film:

Will Rogers, the legendary vaudeville comedian and Wild West Show performer, stars in his most famous role as "The Roping Fool".  This original, uncut motion picture classic, captures the wizardry, suspense and humor that typifies the Will Rogers legend.  From early boyhood until his death, Will Rogers always had his trusty rope close at hand.
In "The Roping Fool," Will Rogers ropes everything from outlaws and horses to ducks and cats - even a mouse!  He escapes the hangman's noose through magical rope tricks and even ropes in his sleep.  The film features the pioneering use of slow-motion to detail many spectacular rope tricks - including Will Rogers' world famous "three-rope catch" - a stunt you have to see to believe!  This film is reproduced from the original film print produced in 1925 and is a must for any fan of trick roping or the master himself, Will Rogers.

Trick & Fancy Roping Made Easy - Lesson One
$19.95 DVD

The basics of trick and fancy roping are made easy with this fun and informative video featuring renowned trick ropers Mark Allen and Sara Hickey.  Learn the "Flat Spin" and "Wedding Ring," the 2 basic tricks used most other trick and fancy roping routines.

Trick & Fancy Roping Made Easy - Lesson Two
$19.95 DVD

After you have mastered Lesson One, featuring the "Flat Spin" and "Wedding Ring", you are ready to move on to the more glamorous vertical loops, the "Butterfly" and "Texas Skip", both demonstrated here in this comprehensive video!