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"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." - Tim Duncan


Better Basics Goat Tying Clinics are designed to improve on each student's skill and technique for faster, more consistent and competitive times in the practice pen and rodeo arena.

Clinics are structured to simplify each element of the run to create positive muscle memory. Skills are added together with the progression of  techniques for practice runs on the ground and off the horse. Games are played for competitive settings and development of speed. The importance of physical conditioning and a positive mental attitude is emphasized throughout the clinic. Students will be continually challenged as their skill level progress.


Clinic Schedule



Coming up! 

NO LIMITS CLINIC, Stephenville TX   October 16-18

NO LIMITS CLINIC Salina, Utah!  November 6 & 7!

Better Basics Clinic Goodwell, Oklahoma! 

October 23 & 24


Just added!!!

Better Basics Clinic Wickenburg, Arizona

December 19 & 20th  

Clinics in Florida January 8 & 9 also 10 & 11th.

Lynn Smith has made a career from goat tying as competitor, clinician and collegiate coach. She is a strong believer in work ethic and that you get out of something what you put into it. She conducts her clinics and coaching style of high repetition with mental awareness and intensity in a FUN environment.

Lacey Tech is a former Better Basics student and competed in college rodeo under Lynn for 4 years. Lacey is 2012 College National Goat Tying Champion.  She has been assisting with Better Basics Clinics for the past 4 years.


Goat Tying Equipment

Really cool & lots of helpful video tips for beginners and advanced goat tyers brought to you by Rattler Ropes.


Goat Tying Strings: Made by Rattler Ropes

Rosin: Barstow Pro Rodeo- (White works best for goat tyers) www.barstowprorodeo.com

Goat Tubes: to hold your strings & keep them lasting longer: www.ssroping.com or www.lilbrokecowgirlz.com

New Sponsor!

I'm excited to have Stamina Plus as a Clinic Sponsor!! 

Our family has been using these supplements for years getting horses ready and looking their best for our family horse sale, WYO Quarter Horse Sale

I've seen the results of this feeding program and can testify to the results!

A great way to save money and help our equine athletes.

Also check out Dr. Scheiber's Nutritional Tips! A great website! www.staminaplus.com

Congratulations to  all the Better Basics Students qualifying for Nationals!!!

WAY TO GO!! Better Basics Students results from National Jr. High Finals

National Junior High School Rodeo Finals Champion Goat Tyer,  Kamryn Duncan!

Reserve Goat Tying Champion, Sydney Bottom!

1st Runner Up Reserve Champion Goat Tyer and 1st go round winner, Kodey Hoss!

Reserve All Around Cowgirl, Britta Strain!

All Around Rookie Cowboy, Ethan Lombardo!

All Around Rookie Cowgirl, Greeley Eastep!


National High School Rodeo Finals

National High School Finals Reserve Champion Goat Tyer, Libby Winchell

National High School Finals 4th Place, Sierra Jo Keith

National High School Finals 6th place Mary Risse.

National High School Finals short go qualifiers, Simone Park, Quincy Segelke, Aldyn Ashton and Rachel Lay.






Click HERE for information regarding

No Limits Clinics

with Jackie Hobbs Crawford & Lynn Smith


Fall Dates October 16-18.


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This site was last updated 09/23/15

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