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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

Quick Look at upcoming Clinics


                         November 22 & 23 McAlester, Oklahoma



2017 Clinic Locations

Garden City, Texas

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Miami, Oklahoma

Des Moines, Iowa

Wall, South Dakota



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 6 years.


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


Goat Tying Equipment

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

No Limits Clinics with Jackie Crawford & Lynn Smith

Breakaway Roping & Goat Tying Clinics

2016 Schedule of No Limits Clinics

November 4 & 5, Salina, Utah

December 27, 28 & 29, Wickenburg, Arizona

2017 Schedule of No Limits Clinics

July: Miller, South Dakota & Choteau, Montana


Better Basics Goat Tying Sponsors

Rattler is the most consistent producer of goat tying strings. 

When you buy a string, you have confidence that it will have the right feel every time.

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



Cinch/Cruel Girl has allotted FOUR certificates for EACH clinic to be awarded to students.

Check out the new line of Cinch for women jeans-

Finally comfortable, good looking jeans that allows you to move the way you need to tying goats!

 Also check out Arena Fit western shirts.They are long enough in the arms for free shoulder movement

and a long enough waist to stay tucked in without being baggy in the middle.  



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This site was last updated 10/14/16

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