Smarty Steer

Designed for a purpose

Smarty is the only trainer of its kind to be totally designed by a 4-time World Champion, Allen Bach. Allen was involved in the evolution of another roping machine from the mid 90′s until 2009. In 2010, he decided to engineer the perfect training tool that he had dreamed up over three decades. After almost two years of testing he launched the first Smarty in October 2011. Since then Smarty has been titled the “Pros” machine. More top ropers prefer the Smarty than any other machine.

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Realistic corner for heelers This was the main point of emphasis in the Smarty design. For Allen, it had to travel through the corner like a live steer. This is the feature that makes Smarty stand head and shoulders over the competition. Riding your horse in position is the most important part of the run. Smarty is the only trainer that gives you a true corner. Don’t be fooled by others false claims. Every other machine cuts the corner when it turns, it forces you to compensate by adjusting your position. With Smarty, you can ride in the same position as you would in a live run.
Realistic dallying Dallying on a Smarty feels just like dallying on a steer. There are three springs that create the smooth, non-jerk pull you feel. First the Smarty’s legs come together and then they pull back like a real steer. Lastly, the spring loaded tow hitch will extend on those high speed runs. In all there is four feet of stretch capacity when you dally on Smarty.
Realistic legs Smarty’s is the only one with solid legs that are shaped like a steer. We stayed away from the slippery feel that you get with plastic, hollow legs. When your top strand hits the legs it reacts exactly the same as it does on a real steer, no slipping or artificial noise.
Realistic head design The Smarty head was sculpted off of a real corriente. Nothing else has the size and shape of a live steer. Headers are raving about how the head feels when you rope it and pull your slack.
Easy to pull Smarty rides on wide skis and is light-weight so that your ATV doesn’t take the wear and tear you would get with heavier machines. Over the years that can add up to a huge saving.
Easy tool-free assembly and disassembly Have you ever wanted to take your roping dummy apart and take it with you? Now you can. Just pull a few pins and you can load it in your truck or trailer by yourself. Smarty will arrive fully assembled. All you have to do is put 3 pins in, and you are ready to rope in minutes. Smarty will fit in a small SUV and even some cars. The heaviest part weighs less than 60lbs.
Removable body Take the Smarty body off and rope it on the ground. The body was perfectly designed as a ground dummy so that Smarty would be all you need for your practice sessions. Also, heelers can rope the legs like a saw horse once the body is removed. All you do is lift on the handle and off it comes. At 30 pounds almost anyone can do it.
Turn-loose horns These aren’t your normal turn-loose horns. They breakaway from any direction. Only with Smarty can headers make a full run and when they face, the rope will pop off from the front.