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Walt, I wanted to take the time and drop you this email , and to thank you for teaching me to rope. No we have never met, but I have been trying to learn for a while now. I have been to a clinic and have watched many video instructional tapes. I was so discouraged, but wanted to keep trying to rope. I was waiting for my wife while she shopped in this particular store that had different DVD’s on team roping. Now understand I have bought them all Speed ,Ricky’s, Jake’s, and they are all good, but there was something missing. So my wife ask if I was going to buy another DVD . I laughed and said I guess, and took your video on “heading” home. Well to save this from being a long email , that was in October 09. I made 18 in the call back out of 300 teams in the Circle T Arena team roping November 22 and qualified for the finals in May. Went to my good friends , Don and Jenifer Barnes arena in Mineral Wells and won the buckle for that Sunday January 10 th .You just made it easier for me to understand what I was doing wrong. I started late in life on this roping trail for I am 53 now and have been at this for about a year and a half, but I so enjoy it. I hope to meet you some day, and to thank you in person…..I just wanted to say good job Walt…and Thanks Eric.

DEAR WALT, TRAVIS AND DARLENE,

MY NAME IS CURTIS HAWORTH I’M IN NORTHERN ALBERTA RUNNING A DRILLING RIG IN THE FROZEN TUNDRA.MY WIFE JUST SENT ME MY COPY OF YOURE NEW DVDS UP WITH MY ROPING PARTNER.WE WATCH THEM DAILY AS WELL AS ROPE THE SAW HORSE EVERY DAY FOR A FEW HOURS .I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOURE FAMILY FOR ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT PUT INTO MAKING THEM AND HELPING PEOPLE. THEY ARE AN INVALUABLE TOOL TO US .THEY HELPS US MORE THAN I CAN SAY.THE TIME AND ENERGY THAT YOURE FAMILY GIVES TO MAKING PEOPLE BETTER ROPERS AND IN MY VIEW BETTER PEOPLE IS SECOUND TO NONE.I WENT TO A CLINC FROM WALT LAST YEAR AND COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE WOULD GO TO THE LENGTHS THAT HE DOES TO HELP EVERY SINGLE PERSON.HE CHANGED MY ROPING AND HOW I APROACH AND LOOK AT THINGS NOT JUST IN THE ROPEN PEN EITHER .HE TOLD US MONDAY IS HATE MAIL DAY THOSE PEOPLE OUT TO LUNCH. THE WAY HE EXPLANES AND SHOWS YOU IN PERSON AS WELL AS IN YOURE DVDS IS INCREADABLY EASY TO UNDERSTAND.ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US THAT YOU HAVE HELPED UP HEAR THANK YOU FOR YOURE DEDICATION AND THE SACRIFICES YOURE FAMILY MAKES TO IMPROVE AND MAKE BETTER ROPERS AND PEOPLE. THANK YOU CURTIS

Walt, just wanted to drop you a line telling you how much I enjoyed and learned @ your school 2-15. Really liked the way you and Travis were informal but really professional, makes it alot easier when you are not intimidated by your professor. Thanks to your wife and mother, the whole school was just great. Thanks again and best of luck! Jim Davenport

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6 Responses to “Fan Mail”
  1. Ryon Kelton says:

    In February 2010 me and my dad attended one of Walt Woodards roping clinics in Stevenville, Texas. I just wanted to say, I learned a great deal on handling cattle and that team roping on my level is not all about speed. When I went home and tried the new things I had learned; they worked making my percentages in completing runs go up significantly. The school paid for itself and made money at the first roping I went to 4 days after leaving. And I still have several things to work on in the practice pen. Mr. Woodard is a very good teacher and keeps trying new ways to explain things till you get it. The facilties, hospitality, and food were top of the line. And while present we felt like part of the family would recommend the clinic and I will be going back.

  2. The Hook says:

    Congrat’s Travis for placing at the Strait. Your back in the groove. Good Luck.

  3. Thanks!! It was a ton of fun.

  4. Lisa Russum says:

    Dear Darlene and Walt,
    My husband and I wanted to thank you for such great hospitality and a wonderful experiance. Josh came to your clinics last monday (3/22/10). Walt you helped him so much, he walked away very inspired. I apreciate you letting me come to observe I too learned a lot and walked away inspired. I have only been roping a few weeks but I have been watching your videos with Josh for a few months. You have great techniques and teaching style. We went to a roping in Terrell on Friday and I took 2nd in the 6 pot. Josh took 2nd in the 8 pot. He focused on his timing and position and walked away a winner. I am hoping to be able to attend one of your clinics soon. Thanks again!!! Josh and Lisa Russum

  5. jason says:

    hello sirs i was hoping if you have the time could you possibly give some kind of 10 practice tips one could work on their own if they dont have the oppertunity to rope live cattle or get “decent” practice i have a buford and a heel o matic but any info you could give would be greatly appreciated thank you

  6. Pretty tough to do something like that in text, but thats a great idea for a future video lesson. Stay tuned for one like that in the future. – TW

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