Roping is a fast-paced, exciting event requiring a well trained horse
Roping is a timed event in an arena setting, and competitors compete alone in calf or tie-down roping or in a team of two riders in team roping. The roping horse has to be athletic and well trained in order to achieve competitive times, and in team roping the head horse and heel horse play distinctly different roles requiring unique skills. The roping horse is typically shod using some type of traction such as a rim shoe. Since the size of the roping horse can vary, some may require a wide webbed rim shoe.