Kelsie Chace shows off her skills as a top contender in breakaway roping! This cowgirl has taken the industry by storm. She defended her title last year by winning the 2019 roping world title with an earning of $51,709. That’s her third consecutive world title in this rodeo event. Where does her success come from?
Kelsie shares with her fellow riders what separates an average ride from a winning one.
“Horsemanship…this can make or break you. I see a lot of kids that can rope really, really well. But I don’t see a lot of kids that ride their horses well. Horsemanship is something that I work on every single day, but too many people overlook it and only focus on the roping part. Are you confident in your horse every time that you back in the box? Roping is hard enough as it is, so I want to make sure I keep it as simple as I can, and to do that I have to have great horses, and keep them that way. Get help with your horsemanship. Learn how to ride your horse better, and practice it. If you can’t do something right in the practice pen, you can’t expect to go and do it right when your money is up. Don’t cheat yourself; learn how to ride and rope in every situation, not just the ones that are easy for you. Take the time to be a good horseman/woman and your roping will only get better. Never stop learning and enjoy the process!!”
That sounds like some pretty good advice! Practice riding everyday and you might start experiencing success like Kelsie.
You can find out more about her life as a breakaway roper on the X Factor Roping podcast below.
Learn more about this fast and wild event at ‘Breaking Down Breakaway Ropes‘.