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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 technique 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


Summer  and fall clinics being scheduled now.  Keep checking back as locations will be posted as soon as details are confirmed! 


Clinic in southern Wyoming added in July!

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

2014 Champs!

Congratulations to Better Basics Students at the College National Finals Rodeo!

  • 1st Hayden Segelke

  • 2nd Shelby Winchell

  • 4th Lauren Barnes

  • 5th Jacalyn Walker

  • 6th Makayla Boots

Congratulations to Jr. High National Champion Goat Tyer, Lyndsey Orris from New Mexico!!




Click HERE for information regarding

No Limits Clinics

with Jackie Hobbs Crawford & Lynn Smith


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This site was last updated 03/11/15

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