John Samsill


John Samsill

Discipline: Team Roping/Full Time Therapuetic Farrier

Specialties: Therapeutic Farriery/Rope Horse Training

Horses: Payday, Scooby, and Dee

Associations: World Series of Team Roping, United States Team Roping Championships, American Association of Professional Farriers

Date of Birth: 1960

Location: Wickensburg, AZ

Website: Facebook Pages: John Samsill and John Samsill Farrier Services. Instagram: John Samsill

History and Career Highlights

GCPRA Finals Champion; 8 time PRCA Turquoise Circuit Finals Qualifier; Scottsdale, AZ PRCA Team Roping Champion; 2 time Cave Creek, AZ PRCA Champion Team Roper; 1986 Coors Worlds Champion Team Roper, Farriery Clinician; Published in American Farriers Journal; Writes a monthly column “From the Back of the Box” Published in Real Country Magazine in Phoenix, AZ.

Future Goals

Qualify for 2020 World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Over the years I’ve tried many different pads. Pads made from just about every type of material you can think of. Pads filled with just about every substance you can think of. None of them gave me what I was looking for. Some would compress after a while and others just didn’t work. What I was looking for was a pad that didn’t compress, didn’t interfere with my saddle fit, was thin enough to let me feel my horse and most of all, a pad that my horse liked and not only worked well in, but one I could feel he was comfortable working in too. I had just about given up and was about to settle for what was out there when I discovered SaddleRight Pads. The very first time I roped on my good horse using the SaddleRight Pad, I knew I had the pad I had been looking for.

When I put my saddle on my horse with the pad on, I liked what I saw immediately. I knew my saddle fit my horse well and the pad didn’t interfere with my saddle fit at all. While riding my horse, right away I felt a difference in not only how my horse moved, but how I could feel my horse move. The pad didn’t interfere with the connection I had with my horse at all, it only enhanced it. My horse was moving freely in the pad, so the big test was how he was going to work in it. I roped about six to eight steers that first day and he felt more relaxed and comfortable on each steer. Three of my four requirements were met on the first day. As for the compressing, I can tell you that after a year’s use on many different horses and literally a few thousand steers roped, my pad not only looks new still, there is absolutely zero compression. While other pads compress, shift around and change how the saddle fits your horse, I can tell you that after a year’s use this is the same pad I put on my horse over a year ago.

I have four rope horses of my own and take in horses to train for roping and the only pad I will use is on any of these horses is a SaddleRight pad.

John Samsill