Patent Number: 9,808,695

Title: Steer roping practice apparatus with improved leg gait

Abstract: A mechanical roping steer apparatus for practicing roping of a steer may comprise a support assembly for resting on a ground surface, a rotatable wheel configured to contact the ground surface such that movement of the support assembly across the ground rotates the wheel, and a steer assembly connected to the support assembly. The steer assembly may comprise a frame having a spine structure, a hip structure movably mounted on the frame to move between first and second positions, and a leg structure movably mounted on the hip structure to move between forward and rearward positions, and including at least one leg member. The steer assembly may include an actuation assembly may be configured to move the leg member downwardly toward the ground surface during rearward movement of the leg member and move the leg member upwardly during forward movement of the leg member.

Inventors: Copenhaver; Alan R. (Hinton, IA)

Assignee: Hot Heels, Inc.

International Classification: A63B 69/00 (20060101); A01K 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-11-07 0:00:00