44 minutes | May 13, 2020
Sean Webb, Rope Talk | Season 2, Episode 7
"Rope with a rope that fits your style."Sean Webb and his wife Jennifer started Webb Ropes in 2006 with the idea of building the best and most consistent piggin string. Since then they have expanded. In 2011 they rolled out their grass ropes and in 2018 they released their poly ropes. Sean points out hand-eye coordination is so important in the breakaway roping. It is all about finding that spot to throw at and finding it fast. Listen in as Sean shares tips to strengthen your eye-hand coordination. As far as ropes it is important to find a rope that fits your style. Sean shares with us the difference between Japanese Polly verses a dacron blend. He also shares what sizes of ropes mean. Like 9.0 vs 10.25.Webb Ropes puts in the hard work to make high-quality ropes. They take the time to stretch them before selling them. The company strives to make high-quality products. To check out their ropes and the Double-A Breakaway talked about in this podcast check out the website below.https://webbropes.com/______________ Find us at http://www.breakawayropingafg.com/
69 minutes | May 8, 2020
Cassie Woods, High-Performance Athlete | Season 2, Episode 6
"Treat yourself like a high performer."Cassie Woods has spent the last several years researching and teaching others about the second brain, the gut. The gut? Yes, I know gut health might not be the flashiest tagline for a podcast but guess what, it is a key factor to how you show up each day and your progress towards your goals. Why is this? It is an easy answer with scientific backing. When your gut is cooperating and functioning the way it should it is much easier to show up as your best. If you Google gut health you will find there are near one-million results. A million results, mmm, I guess gut health is bigger than one would think. Listen in as Cassie Woods shares with us the importance of tuning into what your body is saying. Are you sleeping at night? Do you have brain fog? Do you suffer from low motivation, irregular appetite, mid-day slumps, get frustrated or angry easily, have pain, anxiety, nerves? Okay you get it, the list can go on and on. Did you know this is your body talking to you and it is time to listen up? You do not have to feel this way. Cassie shares how our diet, exercise, and supplementation plays an important role in gut health and high performance. As a side note:Cassie is a wellness partner for Amare Global. Amare's mission is "to create a holistic mental wellness platform of products, programs, and people." Yes this a network marketing company and the supplementations talked about in this podcast are from the same company. But don't let that turn you off. We personally love this company or we would not have talked about it on this podcast. This podcast is not about pushing Amare but planting the seed of how your gut may be playing an important role in your performance inside and outside the arena. However, if you would like to learn more about the supplements in this podcast check out the link below. https://www.amare.com/18239/en-us/shop❤ Amare Mood❤ Amare Relief❤ FundaMentals_______________ Find us at http://www.breakawayropingafg.com/
47 minutes | May 4, 2020
Jordan Minor | Score, Ride, Rope | Season 2, Episode 5
"It is all about your thought process. In the breakaway roping you do no have time to second guess yourself." Today we have on our show, Jordan Minor. Jordan's rodeo resume is impressive. She was the reserve all-around National High School Rodeo Champion, all-around College National Finals Rodeo champion, and has won numerous All-Around Titles in the Northwest Amateur rodeo circuits. Listen up as Jordan shares with us her journey of making it to the AT&T Stadium at The American Rodeo. She explains, your mental game is everything. You are going to do exactly what you think you are going to do. Rope the dummy and visualize it.
64 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Lindsey Wheeler, Commit, Hustle, and Be Grateful | Season 2, Episode 4
From a rodeo cowgirl competing at the national high school and college finals to a news broadcaster covering the Virginia Tech shooting and interviewing a president, to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Lindsey Wheeler shares with us what it means to commit, hustle, and to be grateful. Lindsey is a class act and explains the importance of having confidence and knowing who you are and not trying to be anyone else. Be true to yourself. Listen up as Lindsey shares with us her journey of becoming a star business owner as there are many similarities to you becoming a star breakaway roper. Key advice like you can't just dip your toes in the water because you'll never see the success you want. Be a learn it all. Always be growing. This is a fun interview full of fantastic advice that can be applied to roping and everyday life. If you would like to learn more about Lindsey and see what she is up to you can check her out on Instagram @love.lindsey.wheeler or Facebook @LoveLindseyWheeler https://www.lovelindsey.com/https://www.instagram.com/love.lindsey.wheeler/https://www.facebook.com/LoveLindseyWheeler/________________ Find us at http://www.breakawayropingafg.com/
67 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Kacey Gartner, Listen to Your Heart | Season 2, Episode 3
Kacey Gartner is a wife, a mother, a business owner, a beautician, and a barrel racer. Yes, I said it a barrel racer. You may be wondering why we are talking about barrel racing on a breakaway roping channel. Glad you asked. What Kacey talks about in the episode not only applies to barrel racing but applies to breakaway roping, being an entrepreneur, being a friend, and just being a good human. Kacey made it into the top ten of The American Rodeo finals, all the way to AT&T Stadium. For those of you listening and are not sure what The American is Google it or just trust me it is a major accomplishment to make it inside those doors. Kacey shares with us the importance of having a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. And that having a growth mindset is not just something that happens to you. She explains that a dream is not reality, your reality is the hard work that goes in behind chasing your dreams. And that accomplishing your dreams is all in God's time, your job is to do the daily work.As you listen to this podcast take time to reflect on what your heart is saying. Are you listening to your heart or you listening to the outside noise? ****Here are a few of the books and podcasts mentioned in this podcast. Book: Mind GymDream It, Pin It, Live It (vision boards)Money MindsetPodcast:Ed Mylett, The Ed Mylett ShowBrendon Burchard, The Brendon ShowFor links to these podcasts and books be sure to check out our website at:http://breakawayropingafg.com/
48 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Stacy Barker, Practice with a Purpose | Season 2, Episode 2
"Breakaway roping is a humbling event and one loop doesn't define you." Stacy Barker, teachers one of the most important pieces of the puzzle to breakaway roping is having a positive mindset. Stacy has a gift for teaching students how to rope. The amount of solid knowledge Stacy has and her ability to teach others how to rope is most impressive. And as a little plug if you are looking for a roping clinic you can find Stacy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/watch/ropetowinfirst/. In this show Stacy shares some of her secrets to teaching students how to rope. From the importance of tip control to using analogies of holding and dumpling a cup when turning over your wrist in a swing, to horsemanship, and controlling your left hand. This episode is full of roping tips and tricks listeners can use. Be sure to check out the AFG website at:http://breakawayropingafg.com/ Follow us on Social:https://www.facebook.com/allfocusandgrit/https://www.instagram.com/allfocusngrit/
33 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Season 2 Opener
We are excited to welcome you to Season 2 of the All Focus N' Grit Breakaway Roping Podcast. In this episode Jennifer, Coti, and Dusti talk about how this season is a perfect time to practice and get better each day. At the time of this recording we are in strange times with a pause in our western life. Many rodeos and jackpots have been postponed or canceled and we can let it get us down or we can show up for each day and get better.Yes, it is strange times but we can strive in the chaos. Set goals, jump into this season as a learner, and practice hard because rodeos and jackpots will start again and once they do you will want to be prepared.During our pause between Season 1 and Season 2 a website for All Focus N' Grit was created. The website is a fantastic place to stay connected with us and meet our guests. This website is a work in progress. Our vision for the website is for you to have a place to go to see upcoming breakaway roping events and a place for videos and blogs with tips and breakaway roping advice. You can check out the website at www.breakawayropingafg.comThank you for joining us on this journey. Dream Big and Rope Sharp
6 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Upcoming Entries. Electric Eye vs Rope Barrier
In this bonus episode I give a heads up about entries for Fort Worth. Also, I talk about the use of electric eyes at jackpots.
12 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
AFG Update. Practice with a Plan
In this episode Jennifer Casey shares what is going on with AFG for the next few weeks. Also some ideas to help you practice with a plan.
39 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
017: Bobby Mote explains the WCRA
In this episode World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote explains what the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) is all about. The WCRA launched May 4, 2018 with a mission to elevate the sport of rodeo and it is doing just that. The WCRA allows cowgirls and cowboys from all over the country to have a chance to compete for major prize money, just like sixteen-year old Jordi Edens WCRA champion we interviewed on episode 14 who took home $50,000. The WCRA is making dreams come true. On this episode Booby shares a wealth of information. He explains divisional points, segments, preliminary rounds, final rounds, majors, and much more. All these concepts are important to understand as you make your way to the majors and compete for your chance to win the $50,000 prize money. Click the link below to connect with the WCRA website:https://wcrarodeo.com/Click the link below to connect with the WCRA Athletes Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/WCRAAthletes/
25 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
The Road to The American – What it takes to become a champion with Madison Outhier
Maddie Outhier is cowgirl tough. This 16-year-old cowgirl won $100,000 at the 2019 RFD-TV’s The American while battling a “bug” and competing against some of the biggest names in the breakaway industry. RFD-TV’s The American is known as “the world’s richest weekend in Western Sports”. In 2019 The American featured women’s breakaway roping for the first time in the event's history since its start in 2014. Listen up as Maddie shares with us how she prepared for an event as big as the American. Maddie also shares with us her practice routines, her family’s history in rodeo, and what she thinks when she backs into the box. For more information about the American check it out at: https://www.americanrodeo.com/story/35253227/about-the-american
53 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella with Horse Guard
If you have a horse, this episode is for you. Dr. Kelsey Nonella is a wealth of information when it comes to horse nutrition. In this episode Dr. Kelsey explains the importance of proper nutrition for your performance horses. She answers questions about types of forage to feed, supplements to give, and why proper nutrition is important for preventative care. Kelsey has always had a love for horses and for equine nutrition. Before Kelsey was born her parents started a horse supplement company in 1978 called Horse Guard. Horse Guard has grown to a company that offers leading product in equine nutrition. Kelsey is now working with Horse Guard to educate others of the importance of proper equine nutrition. Kelsey not only has a love for equine nutrition but is no stranger to the rodeo pen. Kelsey is a former All-Around Oregon High School Rodeo Champion and a Regional College Breakaway Champion. This cowgirl is smart, talented, and is driven to educate others about what their horses nutritional need are.
16 minutes | Aug 3, 2019
Jordi Edens | WCRA Days of ’47 Salt Lake Breakaway Champion
Sixteen-year old Jordi Edens is on fire. Jordi was recently crowned the champion for the WCRA Days of ’47 Salt Lake Rodeo and Reserve National High School Rodeo Breakaway Champion. This young cowgirl is no stranger to dreaming big and roping sharp. Listen up as Jordi shares with us what her practice routines look like, what her favorite ropes are, and what the pressure was like to rope for $50,000 and to rope at the National High School Rodeo Finals.
29 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Jordan Jo Fabrizio | Cheyenne Frontier Days Breakaway Champion
We are here with the “Daddy of ‘em All” Breakaway Champion Miss Jordan Jo Fabrizio. Jordan Jo, started roping at the age of four years old and has grown to love for the sport of breakaway roping. She is an assistant rodeo coach for West Texas A&M and runs her own marketing business called Fabrizio Marketing. This interview is exciting as Jordan Jo shares with us what a huge blessing her horse is to her and the importance of being a student of roping to better yourself. This cowgirl loves God and coffee and will go down in history as the first breakaway roper to win the Cheyenne Frontier Days.
12 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Rope 2 Win 1st Breakaway Roping with Natalie Thompson
Natalie Thompson, a 16-year-old all-around cowgirl from Oregon has a passion for roping. She was three years old when she started swinging a rope. When she is not in the practice pen, she spends her time working on the ranch and riding colts. This cowgirl has a big heart and a love for her horses. Listen up as she takes us through her runs that won her a little over $2,000 at the Rope 2 Win 1st Breakaway Roping Jackpot held July 21st at the BRN4D Arena in Oregon City.
35 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Bex’s Best Breakaway in Cheyenne with JJ Hampton
Today we have on the phone JJ Hampton. JJ is a many time WPRA World Champion, a busy mom, and a successful entrepreneur. When this cowgirl wakes up in the morning, she hits the ground running. JJ loves roping, loves practicing and her energy when talking about the sport of breakaway roping will get any roper excited to go rope. JJ is recently coming off a $25,000 win at the Bex’s Best Breakaway in Cheyenne roping. The Bex breakaway roping started with 206 ropers. Listen up as JJ runs us through what the calves were like and the focus it took to get in the zone to make a $25,000 run. If you have not already jumped onto the Bex’s Best Breakaway in Cheyenne Facebook page do so and then scroll to JJ Hampton’s run—watch it all the way to the end and then you can see her son do a leap through the air after she ropes her calf. Priceless! And this just goes to show how the sport of rodeo is so good for the soul.
38 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo with Erin Johnson
“DADDY OF ’EM ALL” WITH ERIN JOHNSON Many little girls have only dreamed about having an opportunity to compete in a rodeo with as much heritage as The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The Cheyenne Rodeo, also known as the “Daddy of ‘em All”, started in the late 1800s and is a rodeo favorite by many cowboys, cowgirls, and spectators. Thanks to the hardworking committee members and the momentum the breakaway roping has seen the last few years 240 breakaway ropers got to step inside Cheyenne’s rodeo and compete. Listen up as we talk to former world champion breakaway roper and busy mother of three young children, Erin Johnson as she talks about the thrills, the talent, and the prep work it takes to compete in Cheyenne. Erin explains Cheyenne’s new tournament style format and tells of her run that got her through the progressive round and into the rodeos. Erin also gives listeners tips for practicing and shares what her favorite ropes and bits are.
28 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Talking All Things Breakaway Roping with Amanda Hodges
In this episode Amanda Hodges takes us on her journey of how here love for breakaway roping has grown over the years. Amanda is a true example of what it means to be a cowgirl. She is humble, kind, and understands the importance of working hard to achieve greatness in the sport of breakaway roping. No matter the level of roper Amanda's tips for success both inside and outside the arena are spot on. Her reminder of not letting roping define who you are is something we all need to hear from time to time. She provides tips on what to focus on when you walk into the box, how to prepare yourself when you show up to the competition, and how important it is to talk to God as much as you can.
33 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
008: BFI 2019 Charlie 1 Horse All Girl Challenge---with Amy Woodruff
The sport of breakaway roping is hopping. Breakaway roping has now been a part of the Wrangler BFI week for three years and can be found at the Charlie 1 Horse All-Girl Challenge. This challenge includes a ladies-only team roping and is followed by a three-round breakaway jackpot.It is our pleasure to bring to you Amy Woodruff, who by the way placed second out of 100 girls at this event and walked away $5,800 richer. Listen up as we discuss the quick set-up that Amy refers to as the snap-crackle-pop. The mature calves they roped. The endurance it takes to team-rope all morning and then turn around and breakaway all afternoon and then top off the evening by competing in breakaway roping at the Reno Rodeo. This episode provides tips for getting a good start, what to focus on when you turn walk into the box, what a gold star horse looks like, and how to dream big and rope sharp.
37 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
007: Attitude is Key
In this episode Jennifer, Dusti, and Coti discuss how your thoughts and attitudes impact your performance both inside the arena and outside the arena. Do you show up in life with a grateful heart or are you going down a rabbit hole of frustration? Each day you wake up your attitude is your choice. You can choose to control your day or just to survive the day. Now don't get me wrong there are days easier than others but your thoughts and attitudes towards the good days and tougher days impacts your performance both inside and outside the arena.