Vaquero Style Roping Videos





Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping
(with Martin Black)

Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping showcases everyday life on a real working ranch set at the base of the beautiful Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon on the historic Alvord Ranch.  Martin Black and Frank Dominguez show examples and explain the details of the stockmanship, horsemanship, team-work and dedication of traditional ranch-roping while accomplishing the job of summer branding.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00

Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2
(with Martin Black)

Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2 addresses many of the questions raised by Martin’s Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping DVD.  This DVD exhibits everyday life on a real working ranch set at the base of the beautiful Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon on the historic Alvord Ranch.  Martin Black and Frank Dominguez show examples and explain the details of the stockmanship, horsemanship, team-work and dedication of traditional ranch-roping while accomplishing the job of summer branding.  Three of the top Great Basin ropers, John Schutte, Wade Black, and Martin, share their knowledge and humor with you in a relaxed, unrehearsed atmosphere.  Martin’s library of old family photos and home movies, the knowledge and humor of three of the top Great Basin ropers along with exclusive music from Pedro Marquez makes this both educational and entertaining.  Martin’s unique insight and perspective will benefit both the experienced ropers and beginners alike.

Running time is approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.
$60.00

2 Videos Set
Both videos (Classic Rodea Style Ranch Roping and Rodea Style Ranch Roping-Part 2).
$100.00





Ranch Roping of the Vaqueros
(with Alfonso Aguilar)

Ranch Roping of the Vaqueros demonstrates and explains the vaquero-style roping techniques developed by the Mexican cowboys (vaqueros), who took these skills northward to the United States.  This style emphasizes control, safety, and eloquence, with roping shots for catching livestock in a variety of situations.  Alfonso Aguilar spent several years roping both horses and cattle as a charro in Mexico and on ranches in the United States.

The Basics:  This video builds the foundation for vaquero-style reata roping, including safe & smooth rope handling & horsemanship, loop building, swings, delivery, etc. for successful head & heel shots (using both a roping dummy and cattle).  This video also includes bonus demonstrations by Alfonso showing various roping shots and his amazing horsemanship.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD format.
$50.00

Advanced:  This video builds on the foundation of The Basics video, demonstrating and explaining many vaquero-style head & heel roping shots (using both a roping dummy and cattle).

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 13 min.
DVD format.
$60.00

2 Videos Set Both videos
(The Basics and Advanced).
$100.00



There’s Roping to Do
(Ranch Roping – From the Ground Up)

(with Joe Wolter – special guest Bill Dorrance)

There’s Roping to Do takes the viewer through all aspects of ranch roping, from the basics through advanced techniques.  Joe Wolter thoroughly explains and demonstrates various ranch roping and livestock handling techniques, with additional comments by Bill Dorrance.  Topics covered include: Building a Loop, The Swing, Head Shots, Working in a Herd, Working on the Ground, Heel Shots, Dallying, and Roping on Your Horse the First Time.  This is an excellent video for anyone interested in learning the California vaquero style ranch roping, or for the skilled practitioner wanting to improve current ranch roping and livestock handling skills.

Running time is approx. 2 hrs.
DVD Format.
$50.00



Ranch Roping – From Beginner to Buckaroo
(with Buck Brannaman)

Ranch Roping is an excellent three level “how-to” video program that explains and demonstrates the traditional California vaquero reata style ranch roping.  Buck Brannaman provides a lifetime of roping experience to help the novice get started, or to help the working rancher to improve current skills.  Each tape features occasional slow motion segments and voice-over narrations, with light pen graphics to better demonstrate the techniques shown.

Beginning:  Takes the viewer from building their first loop, to proper practice technique with the roping dummy.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00

 

Intermediate:  Introduces and details scores of traditional reata style head and heel shots, positions and strategies.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00

 

Advanced:  Features roping techniques for handling & doctoring cattle in real world situations.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
DVD Format.
$50.00

3 Videos Set
All three videos (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced).
$135.00



Beginning Vaquero Style Roping
(with Jeff Sanders)

Beginning Vaquero Style Roping covers all the basics to get you ready for your first branding, ranch horse competition or just some fun practicing with your friends. The video covers how to choose and build the right roping dummy, choosing the right rope, parts of the rope and how to build a loop, proper swing and delivery of basic loops for heading and heeling, body position of the roper during swing and delivery, horse position for catches on the right and left side of cattle, how to properly arrange your reins and coils, how to dally correctly, and much more.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 50 min.
DVD Format.
$45.00



Branding Pen Basics
(with Jeff Sanders)

Branding Pen Basics picks up where “Beginning Vaquero Style Roping” DVD left off. You will see detailed instruction on a variety of loops such as the Houlihan, Scoop Loop, Del Viento, and more. Advantages and disadvantages of the rawhide reata are covered as well as its care and maintenance. It also covers several different exercises for preparing or improving your horse for brandings. You will learn strategies for both heading and heeling calves as well as detailed information on working the ground, branding etiquette and more!

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 22 min.
DVD Format.
$45.00



Branding (Roping & Stock Handling Techniques)
(with David Weaver and Gwynn Turnbull-Weaver)

Branding is a documentary-style instructional video that takes viewers into the world of the buckaroo at a series of “rodera-style” cattle brandings.  It chronicles a way of life while educating viewers of the finer points of branding, including details of gathering, size and shape of branding traps, where to put the fire, ground work and stock management, 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.  Interviews include some of the regions handiest cowboys – Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Larry Schutte, to name a few – who share their unique insights and opinions.

Running time is approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
DVD Format.
$45.00

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